The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards (2018 TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Oh, my God. Okay. I only have 37 seconds. I wrote this 43 years ago. All right. Can I just say Skip Brittenham said to me a few years ago, "If you stay at the table long enough, the chips come to you." And tonight I got to clear the table. If you get a chance to work with Bill Hader or Alec Berg, run. Don't walk. Thank you for producing us, for creating us, for directing us, and for Bill for acting with us and all of our wonderful writers. Sherry Thompson and a wonderful Sheri Goldberg, an extraordinary publicist, Cliff and Aaron and Chris, who represent me. Almost for the first time I feel represented. I can't stop yet. My wife Stacey. Oh, my God, my cast and crew and the kids. Kids: Jed, Zoe, and Max, you can go to bed now. Daddy won.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Really? Really? 45, 44, 43. Thank you, Dave and Dan for changing my life. I cannot walk down the street anymore. But you are honestly the most talented, amazing people I know besides my wife, Erica, who I think I forgot to thank a couple years ago. So, thank you, Erica, for putting up with me. I'm very temperamental. I love you very much. Thank you for my brother from another mother, Nikolaj Coster Waldau. I love you and I share this with you because you are an amazing, handsome brother. And George Martin for creating this darn thing, thank you.
Herself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: I went without the bra. What a platform. Ladies when you use a public restroom, sit down. If you sit, we can all sit. Stop peeing on the seat. I to want to thank everyone at Amazon. I want thank Amy Sherman-Palladino. You are my friend. I love you and I hate you. I want to thank writers and the entire cast. You're amazing. The crew, crew, crew. You do everything; we see you. My family. You are our everything. My father, you are the only man who every truly loved and has taken care of me. Thank you for my brothers, my papa, mi mirenia and my children. My children are everything. Nothing else matters; you matter. I love you. Thank you for giving me a life. I'm trying to be there for more of it.
Herself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series/Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series & Outstanding Comedy Series: Hi. Whoever put that carpet down hates women. I just want to say that right away. Time's up. OK? You're up. Alex Borstein made me rip my tights. I just want to say my father inspired this, really, so I had to turn a 6'2" Bronx Jew into into Rachel Brosnahan. That's Hollywood. So, I want to thank him. And I want to thank my husband Daniel Palladino. You are the Sid to my Nancy, Mister. And my cast, my cast, my cast, my cast. Your graciousness, your hard work, your brilliance, and your endurance and the fact that you graciously accept that sometimes it matters when you drop the "the." I thank you. I love you. Goodbye.
Herself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series/Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series & Outstanding Comedy Series: My panic room is going to be so pretty. Okay. It takes a giant village full of union crew members to make sure that Maisel goes out on the streets of New York and takes your parking spaces away from you. So to my crew, my crew, my crew, you are my everything. I worship you. To David Mullen, the DP - Professor Mullen, the DP from the gods. To Mariela Comitini, girlfriend, best agent in the world, you are the best. To Dhana Gilbert, what can I say. You make it all happen. And I had to say once again, Daniel Palladino, my consigliere, my everything, I love you to death. My actors, God love you. You don't flinch when I say it's a six-page wonder. I love you. I love you. I love you. Thank you, and good-bye.
Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Wow. Thank you guys so much. Hi. Okay. Thank you to our brilliant writers and creators, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino. I will be thanking you for the rest of my life for trusting me with your Midge. Thanks to your producers, to your team at Amazon, to Jeff and Jen and Mark and Ken and Albert and Donna. And thank you to our incredible cast and our earth-shatteringly talented crew. Thank you. And Carol and Ted, my friends and my family. You are absolutely everything to me. And one thing I love most about this show, while I have you captive for another two seconds, it's about a woman who is finding her voice anew. And it's something that's happening all over the country right now. One of the most important ways that we can find and use our voice is to vote. So, if you haven't already registered, do it on your cell phone right now. Vote, show up, and bring a friend to the polls. Thank you very much.
Himself - Co-Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series/Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series & Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: I did not think this was going to happen. OK. So, yeah, I took classes at Second City L.A. Nothing. But I was taught there that you should always make the other people look good, and so what I did was I hired a bunch of really great actors that made me look really good. So I share this with the cast - Henry Winkler, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, Paula Newsome. All of you, thank you so, so much. And thank you, Alec Berg. Thank you, HBO. And Hanna, Harper, Haley.
Herself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Oh, I'm so sorry. I really appreciate this, and I really hope that you don't mistake my fear right now for a lack of gratitude. I'm so - I just wanted to say hello and congratulations. I came prepared, and it's bombing already. I wanted to be a grown-up about this, but I wanted to say congratulations to the other nominees. It's very much an honor to be counted among you tonight. It's a really lovely thing. There's a lot of people I want to thank, but I think I'm going to try to do it in private. I just want to say that I am still shocked that you've made a space for me and that you made a space for Mary Agnes. I love her, and I still miss her. And I hope she's well, and I wish I could tell her about tonight. And thank you from the both of us so very much. Thank you so much.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie & Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Thank you very much. If you're going to do a western, do it with Scott Frank. Thank you to Netflix for your support of artists - letting artists be artists. Eddie Blonz and Paul Martino have been with me since the late 40s. Jen, Currin, Michelle Schwartz, Brandon Clark, who trained me on a horse in Michigan. Felix Delgado my driver. Kathleen my wife. My family. Mark Warrick, my horse wrangler. A little tip for you young actors: When they call and say, "Can you ride a horse," don't lie. You will find one day you're in the Kentucky Derby. I also would finally like to thank my horse, Apollo. He was Jeff Bridges' horse on "True Grit," and I felt he was making unfair comparisons. Three times he threw me off the horse. Three times. The third and last time I broke my wrist - literally broke my wrist. It was my left wrist. It's now officially healed. Thank you very much.
Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: What a delightful but horrifying out of body experience this is. We need to thank everyone at Netflix for being so supportive. Toby Haynes, our director, did a phenomenal job. Louise Sutton, our producer. Our incredible cast and crew. Annabel Jones, co showrunner, without whom none of this occurs. Our families.
Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: And our wives. I have to thank my wife, Connie, down there.
Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: And Jules, who went for a wee and came back just in time. And I need to thank my children who I don't know why. They're only four and six years old. It turns out they're not really into "Black Mirror."
Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Yeah, tiny ingrates. Oh, and I just want to acknowledge a creative debt that this story in particular owes to progressive US titans of scifi, Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. Thank you very much.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Directing for A Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special & Outstanding Limited Series: I'm so shocked. Thank you. Thank you to my guys, David and Logan Forty. I want to thank Dana Walden and Peter Rice and Gary Newman and John Landgraf and Joe Coen and Bryan Lourd and Kevin Huvane. I would not be here without Brad Falchuk and Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson and Alexis Martin Woodall. Tom Smith, I would definitely not be here without your brilliant script. I want to thank my beautiful cast, Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, Judith Light, Edgar, Ricky, Finn, Cody. And most of all, I just want to thank all of the women in my life who have supported me from day one. Julia and Gwyneth and Sarah Paulson, I love you. And Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates, I do not deserve you. I work hard for you. I love you. I'm very shocked. Thank you so much.
Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Really? Say word. Oh, my God. Okay. So, I dropped my lipstick on my dress and I was down there trying to get it out because I knew - wow. Okay. Hum. I didn't have nothing to say because I wasn't really expecting this, but I am so grateful, Television Academy. You all are my friends; my peers. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Fox 21, Netflix. Oh, my God. Thank you for creating an opportunity to tell a story and hold a mirror up to what's going on today. I am just floored. Russel Hornsby; the incredible cast. Oh, my God. Ian, if you are at home: No caps, what? I probably said it wrong: No cap. That's what it's supposed to be. I am - thank you. This is amazing. I want to curse right now. This is good. Thank you, Jesus.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Oh, my God. You guys are witnessing the most extraordinary moment of my life thus far, so this is pretty cool. I am so very privileged to be in this room amongst so many people that inspire the living crap out of me, and I'm so honored to be nominated a lot of you guys that I've been a fan of for such a long time. Actors are really only as good as the moments they are given, the moments they are granted, and so I am so profoundly indebted to my friend Ryan Murphy for entrusting me with this opportunity of a lifetime and for believing in me. I hope the people from the show can forgive me. I will thank you later. I need to thank some family. Ricky, look where we are, man. Michael, I think you worked harder on this than I did. Mom, Dad, Chuck, unlike the character I played, I was lucky enough to be raised in a home that was very loving and emphasized the value of hard work, compassion, and not taking yourself too seriously. You are at the root of why I am here. And to my darling Mia, you roll the windows down and pump the music up in my life, and I am so thankful for you. I'm so lucky to have you. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to the Television Academy. And go blue.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Thank you very much. This is incredible. Wow. I share this award with Michelle Wolf, with Patton Oswalt, with Samantha Bee and her wonderful staff, and with Steve Martin and with Martin Steve. You've all - you've all made me laugh and many other people laugh so many times, and there's no better feeling than just laughing uncontrollably. So thank you. I want to thank my wife, who is in New York tonight. She was very busy, and she said to me, "I just can't fly across the country to watch you lose." And I still think you made the right decision. I want to thank David Miner, Cara Masline, Michael Berkowitz. I want to thank our director, Alex Timbers, our amazing set designer, Scott Pask. I want to thank everyone that represents me and their assistants who do all the stuff. And there's an old story about when a reporter asked Charlie Chaplin, "What's it like to perform comedy that you've written?" But it's not a very good story. So I'm not going to tell it. Thank you very much.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: I want to thank my daughter Sidney and Taylor. I want to thank Jon Daly, everybody at the Academy and all of our friends at ABC. I'm really grateful to be here, but it's bittersweet. The person most proud at this moment would be my mom, and she passed away just two weeks ago. Part of my heart is broken, and I don't think it will ever be repaired, but she's in me, and she always will be. Mom always believed in finding the sunshine in things and she adored my girlfriend Jan. Jan, you are the sunshine in my life. And Mom was right: Don't ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend; because I want to call you my wife. I didn't ask yet. I didn't ask yet. Hey, Mitch, I'm going to be a moment. This is the ring that my dad put on my mom's finger 65 - 67 years ago. And to my sisters and brothers, I didn't swipe it. Dad knows I have it. Okay? Jan, I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people and in front my mom and your parents watching from above. Will you marry me? Thank you to the Academy. Thank you everybody. Thank you.
Herself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: I don't even believe in God, but I'm going to thank her tonight. I am so blessed. I am so blessed. Without this, I am even so fucking - whoops - blessed to work with the people that I have gotten to work with, the cast and crew of Westworld. I can't believe I'm even here. The cast and crew of Westworld, I love you all so much: Lisa Joy, Jon Nolan, Home Box Office, J.J. Abrams, our guardian angels - my God. I've got five seconds - my family, my daughter Ripley, who turned 18 today. And I get to guide you and love you and protect you, which is my north star. I love you so much, baby. Thank you. Thank you for this.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: All right. Thank you. Everyday for six seasons we got to work with Carrie, Matthew, Noah, all the wonderful actors, writers, director and amazing crew who put everything they had in the show. It's the kind of team you wait your whole life to be on.
Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: It starts at the top: John Landgraf, our friend, our inspiration, Eric Schrider, Nick Rad, Frank Wilson, John Solberg, Mona Kim. The amazing whole team at FX.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Brooke Salty, Dana Walden, Gary Newman, and everything at Fox 21.
Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Mary and Chris Long, we would have died without you.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Daryl Frank, Justin Feldman, Steven Spielberg, Graham Yost, Joe Cohen, there would be no television without you. The Television Critics who helped keep us on the air and of course our passionate and die-hard slightly treasonous fans.
Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Jessica, Dora, Josh, you're here tonight. You're here with me always. I wouldn't do this without you. I couldn't. I love you.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Julie and Rosa, thanks for making the last six years worth it. I love you guys so much. Thank you.
Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Thank you so much.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Oh, thank you so much. I've just had my last birthday. I will be brief. I've been told to be brief my entire life. Joel Weisberg, parts like this come along so rarely, and what you created, wrote, and risked, I will be forever in your debt. Your good-felt Gavin O'Connor and Leslie Feldman not only gave me the part and the opportunity of a lifetime, but by default, they also gave me a son. I just hope the little bugger is asleep. To all those who gave so much to this incredible journey, Joel Fields for whatever you wrote. Your mentorship meant everything. We had a cast and crew that you could only wish for in a fairytale, Adam Arkin and Noah Emmerich, least of all, the great facilitators of this amazing risk, I feel, as commander and chief at FX. To John Landgraf and his very merry band of men and women, John Solberg and Eric Streiff, for getting me to this award ceremony. The usual brigade that is Amblin Television: Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Steven Spielberg, thank you. Thank you, FX. Thank you, Amblin. And finally to the woman who truly got me this award, who stands in front of me every day and puts up with me. She said, "If you propose to me, I'll punch you clean in the mouth." I don't have the words. I don't have the time, neither which would do you justice, Keri Lynn. Thank you. More to come. Thank you.
Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series & Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: This wasn't supposed to happen. I just felt so proud then of being in the company of such extraordinary performances. I know everyone's always talking about women in the industry, but if that's anything to go by, bloody hell. I'm technically not swearing. But Sandy Oh, I love you. Listen, thank you, Emmys. I've had the most extraordinary years of my life. I'm not going to cry on this program. I was given a role that I never thought I would ever get a chance to play. And I met people who I will love forever and ever and ever. And the show goes on, which makes me so, so proud. So, I dedicate this to the next cast and the next generation and also dedicate this to Matt Smith. Thank you so much. This means so much. Thank you.
Himself - Co-Performer: We Solved It!/Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie & Winner: Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Wow. Thank you so much. This is so lovely. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Thank you to the Academy. This is so lovely. We are so happy to present this show. I would like to thank on behalf of the 140 drag queens we have released into the wild I'd like to thank Dick Richards for introducing me to Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, Tim Palazzola, and Pam Post and Steven Corfe and Mandy Salangsang, Thairin Smothers, Joelle Hawks*
Himself - Co-Performer: We Solved It!/Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie & Winner: Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: , and all of the dreamers out there. Listen, if you can't love yourself, how in the hell you going to love somebody else? Can I get an amen up in here? Now let the music play.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. All the shows every year we fly our staff here, and we put them in the worst seats in the building to send a mixed message. So, thank you to our staff. We are incredibly proud of you. Thank you. On behalf everyone in the room, I would like to thank Glenn Weiss whose fiance said yes. This could have been a very different evening. You really came through. We would like to thank HBO, Casey, and especially Nina for their constant support. They've been incredible. Whether we want to do a story about trade policy or about Russell Crowe's jockstrap. I'd like to thank Liz Stanton and Tim Carvell, who are the backbone of the show. My wife Kate, she's my personal backbone. I love you very much. And our children, Greyson, Ella, Emmet, Hudson and Marlow. We love you very much. My son, two and a half years old, he hates our show. He likes "Paw Patrol." And if our show is anything, it's the precise opposite of "Paw Patrol." Thank you very much. Good night.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. All the shows every year we fly our staff here, and we put them in the worst seats in the building to send a mixed message. So, thank you to our staff. We are incredibly proud of you. Thank you. On behalf everyone in the room, I would like to thank Glenn Weiss whose fiance said yes. This could have been a very different evening. You really came through. We would like to thank HBO, Casey, and especially Nina for their constant support. They've been incredible. Whether we want to do a story about trade policy or about Russell Crowe's jockstrap. I'd like to thank Liz Stanton and Tim Carvell, who are the backbone of the show. My wife Kate, she's my personal backbone. I love you very much. And our children, Greyson, Ella, Emmet, Hudson and Marlow. We love you very much. My son, two and a half years old, he hates our show. He likes "Paw Patrol." And if our show is anything, it's the precise opposite of "Paw Patrol." Thank you very much. Good night.
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Directing for A Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special & Outstanding Limited Series: Thank you so much. Thank you to the Academy. None of us would be here without the brilliant writing of Tom Rob Smith, who wrote every one of our episodes. Thank you, Tom. Thank you to Alexis, to Brad Simpson, to Nina Jacobson, to Dana Walden, *Gary Newman, John Landgraf, Peter Rice. The Assassination of Gianni Versace is about a lot of things. It's about homophobia, internalized and externalized. It's about a country that allows hatred to grow unfettered and unchecked. One out of the every four LGBTQ people in this country will be the victim of a hate crime. We dedicate this award to them. We dedicate this award to awareness, to stricter hate crime laws. And mostly, this is for the memory of Jeff and David and Gianni and for all of those taken too soon. Thank you very much.
Himself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Comedy Series: I had something memorized, and it all dumped out. Thank you to the Academy and to all the viewers who watch. To our agents at CAA: Joe Cohen, Ryan Fevreau, and Jeanne Newman, who guide us in our careers. Amy Palladino. I would also like to thank our crew, Donna Zakowska, Bill Groom. You guys turned modern-day New York into 1958 New York, and it's amazing, the job you do. To our families watching at home, particularly our mothers, Maven Sherman and Ginger Palladino. And, guys, they are available. Also, to everyone at Amazon, it's been a really great ride. You guys have been nothing but supportive from the very, very beginning. Thank you so much for that. And to our cast, who bite into our 80-page scripts every week. We just wrapped, a day and a half ago, Season 2, and we look forward to Season 3. Thank you so much from all of us. Again, thank you to the viewers. Thank you.
Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series & Winner: Outstanding Drama Series: Writing for these actors behind us is the honor of a lifetime, but we didn't invent these characters, that was George R.R. Martin. We could not have - this show could not be without the mad genius of George. Thank you for letting us take care of your people. HBO: There is no better place to work. Thank you, Richard Plepler, you said yes to us 10 years ago and that's the only reason we're standing up here now. Thank you to everyone else at HBO.
Himself - Co-Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series & Outstanding Drama Series & Co-Winner: Outstanding Drama Series: And a show is only as good as the people who make it, and we are blessed and lucky to have the greatest cast, the greatest crew, led by - and the greatest team of producers lead by the inimitable Bernie Caulfield. This is the woman who actually makes the show; the rest of us - the rest of us order lunch. And it is an honor to work with them, from Spain to Iceland, all the way to our home base of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Here's to you, Belfast.
Bernadette Caulfield: Best crew in the world.
Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series & Winner: Outstanding Drama Series: Amanda Peet, I love you so much. Frankie, Molly, and Henry, I love you all.
Himself - Co-Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series & Outstanding Drama Series & Co-Winner: Outstanding Drama Series: Andrea, Leo, Hugo, I love you very much.
Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series & Winner: Outstanding Drama Series: We love all of you guys.