Emmys 2013: Best speech ever ... Merritt Wever

Nurse Jackie star comes up with 12 words of thanks

In case you missed it — and it would have been easy to do — Merritt Wever set a new standard for acceptance speeches during the 2013 Emmy Awards. The actress was honoured for her role as Zoey on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.”

Before the show — (all seemed well):


Fast forward to her Emmy moment. “And the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress is a Comedy Series goes to …

Merritt Wever.


Her acceptance speech? Twelve words:

In case you missed it (again): ‘Thanks so much. Thank you so much! Um, I gotta go, bye.’

… the response to her response:





The non-speech was flagged for a couple of unofficial honours:



Wever later confided that she thinks acceptance speeches are hard. “I don’t know how to feel yet. … I have therapy next week.”

The verdict from the stage:


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