Public Meltdowns and Profane Dames: 20 Off-the-Hook Emmy Moments

The unforgettable highs, lows and straight-up WTF occurrences that have happened on the TV awards show's broadcasts

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Merritt Wever: Best Speech Ever? (2013)

In what host Neil Patrick Harris called "the best acceptance speech ever," Nurse Jackie actress Wever capped her upset victory in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category (over big names such as Jane Lynch and Sofia Vergara) with just a few quick words: "Thank you so much! Um … I gotta go. Bye." She later admitted she was caught so off-guard by the win, she hadn't prepared a speech and her mind went totally blank when she got to the mic. Brevity is the soul of, er, gratitude.

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