Emmys 2018 experienced a first, as Glenn Weiss proposed during his speech on stage. His girlfriend, Jan Svendsen, accepted his proposal as he got down on one knee in front of all the cameras and the audience. Initially, Vox noted he started talking about his mom when he collected his award for Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. But then he had everyone upright on their seats as he said he wanted to propose to his girl.

Glenn Weiss bring romance and magic to a dull part of the evening

Glen Weiss brought romance and some added magic to a part of the evening that was fairly dull.

After all, lots of people can put names to the faces of famous actors, but hardly ever see those who work behind the scenes. As Vox noted, lots of people watching may have wondered who he was anyway. It was a touching moment as he proposed with his mother's wedding ring, rather than a diamond. Also, Jan, who wasn't expecting him to propose burst into tears and accepted as the place went crazy.

Glenn Weiss is best known for directing the Oscars and the Tonys. It's his 11th Emmy, and probably his most memorable speech ever. Something like that has never happened before at the Emmys. Over on Twitter, many people expressed how nice it was, and lots of them posted that it was the best ever Emmy moment.

Twitter reacts to Weiss proposing at Emmys

Over on Twitter, the surprise probably topped the evening because Weiss is no spring chicken. Aged 57, according to USA Today, who would have expected it? Other people note that it would be a bit difficult to actually say "no" when it comes to such a public proposal, but she seemed genuinely happy about it.

Here's what people had to say about the surprise Emmy proposal:

  • @whitney_cat posted, "This was absolutely the BEST Emmys moment ever!!!"
  • RMMata agreed, writing, "Best Emmy moment! #EmmyAwards2018."
  • "That was awesome!!! Got me all with tears!! Congrats to them both!" - @NatalieVan28
  • EENickolas posted, "Glad stayed up for this proposal. Wow, what a historic emmys moment."

Meanwhile, others in the show-biz industry also noted the moment on Twitter.

Fortune Feimster, of "Mindy Project," "Chelsea Lately," "Life in Pieces," "Office Christmas Party," and Netflix’s the "Standups," posted a funny message. It read, "Maybe long haired Glen Weiss who directed the Oscars will liven this show up by breaking into song. Ok, nope, sad dead mom story. Wait...he just proposed!!!"

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