Actress hailed for "best speech ever" at Emmys

Actress hailed for

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Merritt Wever speaks onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Posted on September 23, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 23 at 8:51 AM

(CBS News) Awards producers usually have to start playing music in an effort to get award recipients off the stage because of time constraints.

But in one notable acceptance speech Sunday night, the agent remained unthanked. So did the family, and actually everyone else, when Merritt Wever won best supporting actress in a comedy series at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

In fact, Wever, of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," spoke so briefly that all she said was: "Thank you so very much. Um, I gotta go, bye."

Wever said backstage she made a quick exit when she realized she was about to cry. She added she wished she had given a shout-out to her show's star, Edie Falco.

Still, her brief words were a hit with the Emmy audience -- and the show's host, Neil Patrick Harris.

"Merritt Wever, best speech ever," Harris noted.

It must have been one of the shortest speeches ever, too.


 

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