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

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. STEVE G

    It was a cute speech....THANK YOU THANK GO, I GOTTA GO. But come one.....the speeches by Michael Douglas and Julia Louis Dreyfus were completely hilarious and standouts of the night! The top moments for me were Anna Gunn (so well-deserved) and Claire Danes' tribute to the writer who passed away. THOSE were some of the few real moments in the show. NPH needs to listen to that intervention and STOP THE HOSTING! I have song and dance fatigue. That number IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SHOW was terrible. He's running on fumes. Neil, if you must host, stick to the Tonys where you rule the world.

    September 23, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 80's Geezer-to-be

    I am in COMPLETE agreement with Triumph! I have nothing more to add to that truism.

    September 23, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Geezer is right. There is a lot of quality TV today, so you and the hand puppet with the hidden puppeteer are entirely worng. But it is funny how you seem to hate television and the people who give it to you, yet click on articles about them. So sad, really. You just want to complain in your little voice.

      September 23, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Maria Kauflin

    Agreed... best speech of the night! So many "winners" act like they're shell shocked and surprised to win... she truly was. She's great, love her on New Girl!

    September 23, 2013 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |

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