An Emmy Award Ceremony... and a Proposal
2018-09-18 07:25:19 ET by Jack Anderson
Yesterday, the Emmy Award ceremony took place in the Microsoft's Theater. As everyone expected, HBO and Netflix came back with many awards - 23 in total. Unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones won the most prestigious award of best outstanding drama series.
More interestingly, Henry Winkler, the famous Fonze in Happy Days, won an Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy. A three-time Emmy nominee, Winkler joked that he wrote his speech 43 years ago.
Here is the list of the main category winners:
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: Game of Thrones
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
BEST LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA: Matthew Rhys, The Americans
BEST LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA: Claire Foy, The Crown
BEST LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY: Bill Hader, Barry
BEST LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA: Thandie Newton, Westworld
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY: Henry Winkler, Barry
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
BEST LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
BEST LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: Regina King, Seven Seconds
BEST VARIETY SKETCH SHOW: Saturday Night Live
But while many were not surprised by the results, a particular moment during the ceremony sent social media into frenzy - and not for a new controversy. You read it right.
At one point, Emmy Award winner Glen Weiss went on stage to receive his award, and used this opportunity to propose to his girlfriend, after mentioning that his mother passed away recently. Pointing at his girlfriend Jan Svendse, who was sitting in the audience, he told her from the stage, “you wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend?” he said. “Because I want to call you my wife.”
The exchange was, for once, unanimously praised. Here is the clip: