Merritt Wever, who won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards for her role on "Nurse Jackie", has commented on her short acceptance speech at the event. Speaking to the media backstage, Wever says that the win was "unexpected."
"I wanted to thank everyone at Showtime, and most of all Edie Falco," she explains her speech, as quoted by USA Today. "And people at Showtime. I'm scared, honestly, because it was unexpected. I mean, I have therapy next week."
Wever's acceptance speech at the Sunday, September 22 event is dubbed the shortest acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards. After her name was announced as the winner of Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy category, Wever took the trophy and walked to the microphone. She said, "Thank you so-Oh no! Thanks so much. Um. Thank you so much! Um...I gotta go. Bye." The show's host Neil Patrick Harris commented, "Merritt Wever, best speech ever."
It is Wever's first Emmy. The 33-year-old actress defeated "The Big Bang Theory" actress Mayim Bialik, "Glee" star Jane Lynch, "Modern Family" stars Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen, "30 Rock" star Jane Krakowski and Anna Chlumsky of "Veep".