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Emmy Awards 2018: Watch Glen Weiss's Viral Marriage Proposal

Written By Shreya Thakur | Mumbai | Published:


  • The 70th Emmy Awards took place on the 17th of September where the who's who of international television came under one roof.
  • Glen Weiss won the Emmy for Directing For A Variety Special.
  • He later turned his speech into a live marriage proposal taking everyone by surprise.

The 70th Emmy Awards took place on the 17th of September where the who's who of international television came under one roof. From Kirsten Dunst walking the red carpet for the first time after giving birth to Colin Jost walking hand-in-hand with Scarlett Johanson, Emmys 2018 was a starry affair. However, one thing that stole the limelight from all the actors was the iconic proposal by director Glen Weiss on the stage of the show. 

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It all started when Ron Cephas Jones and Sterling K. Brown of "This is Us" took the stage to present the Emmy for Directing For A Variety Special. Emmy went to Glenn Weiss for 'The Oscars'. Weiss took the stage and said his win was bittersweet because his mother passed away two weeks ago. Weiss also said that his mother loved his girlfriend. 

Then the director said to his girlfriend, who was in the audience, “Mum always believed in finding the sunshine in things, and she adored my girlfriend Jan. Jan, you are the sunshine in my life, and mum 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.”

As everyone cheered he said, "Hey, I didn't ask yet!" Weiss's girlfriend walked from her seat to the stage, where Weiss bent the knee while presenting her with his mother's ring, promised from his father decades ago. The proposal received a standing ovation by the spectators as his girlfriend fought back tears of joy. Watch it below: 


'The Crown' actress Claire Foy bagged the award for Lead Actress In Drama Series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. Foy’s role has come to an end and she emotionally referenced her time on the show and promised that she wouldn’t cry. (She didn’t.) On the other hand, Matthew Rhys from 'The Americans won Lead Actor In A Drama Series award. Not just that, cult series 'Game Of Thrones' that received maximum nominations went on to bag the Outstanding Drama Series for the year. 

Amidst many popular faces was comedian Hannah Gadsby whose Netflix show 'Nanette'has received much appreciation by one and all. 



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