2013 Emmys: And the award for best acceptance speech goes to ...
September 22nd, 2013
11:13 PM ET

2013 Emmys: And the award for best acceptance speech goes to ...

Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris called it, no more than 30 minutes into Sunday night's show.

"Nurse Jackie" actress Merritt Wever had given the best acceptance speech of the night - and possibly ever.

That's not to say there weren't several runner-ups: both "Boardwalk Empire's" Bobby Cannavale, who won the supporting actor in a drama Emmy, and "The Newsroom's" Jeff Daniels were entertainingly caught off guard.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus invoked her "Veep" character as she accepted the trophy for outstanding lead comedy actress, and Michael Douglas' naughty repartee with Matt Damon - from the stage no less - almost made up for the fact that the Emmys are three hours long.

But Wever, perhaps by virtue of accepting the first award of the night, topped them all.

As she took the stage to accept her first Emmy, this one for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy, she simply said thank you a few times .... and then made her exit stage left.

Literally, her speech was: "Thank you so much. Thank you so much. I gotta go. Bye!"

Thing of beauty, isn't it? Who delivered your fave acceptance speech?

Filed under: Awards Season • Emmys • television

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