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):
— SHO_PR (@SHO_PR) September 22, 2013
Fast forward to her Emmy moment. “And the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress is a Comedy Series goes to …
— Peta (@PetieRee) September 23, 2013
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:
I AM SCREAMING RIGHT NOW! MERRITT WEVER!!!!!!!
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 23, 2013
Uh. Ok. I like Merritt Wever but like, why? #Emmys
— Laurence Barber (@bortlb) September 23, 2013
Merritt Wever, I've never heard of you but you just rocked that speech.
— DKNY PR GIRL® (@dkny) September 23, 2013
Merritt Wever is the JFK of Emmy speeches. #emmy2013
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 23, 2013
The non-speech was flagged for a couple of unofficial honours:
Merritt Wever Is The Most Shocked Emmys Winner Ever
— Abigale green (@Abigale200) September 23, 2013
Merritt Wever: possibly the best speech EVER.
— Samantha Smith (@samsmithtweets) September 23, 2013
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:
Neil Patrick Harris says what all America is thinking: 'Merritt Wever: Best speech ever.'
— stuart emmrich (@StuartEmmrichNY) September 23, 2013