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Winner Uses Acceptance Speech to Propose to Girlfriend

Glenn Weiss' girlfriend said yes
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2018 9:05 PM CDT
Winner Uses Acceptance Speech to Propose
Glenn Weiss , left, proposes to Jan Svendsen at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – After Glenn Weiss won the Emmy for outstanding directing of a variety special for his work on the Oscars, he used his acceptance speech time to propose marriage right there on stage, CBS News reports. Weiss noted the bittersweet nature of his win because his mom died two weeks ago, then added that his mom loved his girlfriend, who was in the audience. "You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife," he said. She said yes and walked onstage to cheers to accept Weiss' mother's ring. (For more Emmys coverage: Read about the opener, the night's winners, a buzzworthy red carpet sweatshirt, James Corden's #EmmysSoWhite joke, or host Michael Che's "Reparation Emmys.")

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