Emmy Winner Glenn Weiss Proposes To Girlfriend During Acceptance Speech

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Glenn Weiss completely stole the show at the Emmy Awards when he proposed to his girlfriend in the middle of his acceptance speech.

Accepting his award, the director said it was a "bitter sweet" moment as his mother, who passed away two weeks ago, would've been "most proud".

"You wonder why I don't want to call you my girlfriend", he said, as the camera cut to Svendsen in the audience. "Because I want to call you my wife", he said to her and the crowd went wild.

Svendsen - who looked emotional and overjoyed - ran up to the stage, where Weiss gave her with his mother's ring.

Weiss won the Oscar for Outstanding Directing for A Variety Special for helming this year's Oscar ceremony on ABC. "Will you marry me?"

Your Eiffel Tower getaway or rose-petal trail through the house can only come second to Monday night's very public proposal during the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Of course she said yes.

'Hey, I didn't ask yet!' he joked.

'Thank you to the academy!' a clearly delighted Weiss said as he and his new fiance left the stage to a standing ovation.

Fans on social media oohed and aahed over the romantic proposal.

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