A perfect Hollywood ending! Glenn Weiss steals the show when he PROPOSES to his girlfriend in the middle of his acceptance speech at the Emmys (and Twitter goes wild)

  • The Oscar director, 57, took the to stage to receive his award for Directing for a Variety Special
  • He said to his girlfriend Jan Svendsen, 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’
  • The camera quickly panned to his stunned girlfriend who looked in complete over the surprise proposal
  • Weiss got a standing ovation and huge cheers from the crowd as Svendson made her way to the stage
  •  He pulled out a ring, the same one his father and put on his mother’s finger 65 years ago, got down on one knee and asked: ‘Will you marry me?’
  • Her response is muffled but she appears to say: ‘Yes, of course I will!’ before giving Weiss a big kiss and hug
  • Twitter immediately blew up after the surprise proposal with people calling it the best part of the awards show 

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

The Oscar director, 57, took the to stage to receive his award for Directing for a Variety Special.

In his emotional speech, he said his win was bittersweet because his mother passed away two weeks earlier, adding that his mom had loved his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen, who was in the audience.

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

The Oscar director looked delighted and his new fiance looked utterly stunned after the proposal 

The couple shared a kiss and a big hug after the special moment on stage

‘Jan, you are the sunshine in my life, and mom was right, don’t ever let go of your sunshine,’ the director said. 

‘You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.’

The camera quickly panned to his stunned girlfriend who looked in complete over the surprise proposal. 


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Weiss got a standing ovation and huge cheers from the crowd as Svendsen made her way to the stage.

The Oscar director, 57, took the to stage to receive his award for Directing for a Variety Special

The camera quickly panned to his stunned girlfriend who looked in complete over the surprise proposal

After the shock-proposal, actor Milo Ventimiglia gave the stunned Svendsen a hand as she walked to the stage

Weiss got a standing ovation and huge cheers from the crowd as Svendson made her way to the stage

Weiss got a standing ovation and huge cheers from the crowd as Svendsen made her way to the stage

‘Hey, I didn’t ask yet!’ he joked as he waited for Svendsen to join him

As she came up the steps, he pulled out a ring, telling everyone that this was the ring his father and put on his mother’s finger 65 years ago

‘Hey, I didn’t ask yet!’ he joked.

He pulled out a ring, telling everyone that this was the ring his father and put on his mother’s finger 65 years ago.  

‘And to my sister and brothers, I didn’t swipe it dad knows I have it!’ he laughed.

‘Jan, I want to put this ring my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people, and my mom and your parents watching (from above).’

Getting down on one knee, he asked: ‘Will you marry me?’

Her response is muffled but she appears to say: ‘Yes, of course I will!’ before giving Weiss a big kiss and hug.’    

Many celebrities in the crowd looked delighted, including Leslie Jones, who appeared happily stunned 

Benedict Cumberbatch had a huge smile as he applauded the moment 

Betty Gilpin looked emotional after the surprise proposal 

Claire Foy also appeared to wipe away a tear after the touching moment 

Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearne clapped along with the rest of the crowd 

Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem smiled as Svendsen passed on her way to the stage

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

Many celebrities in the crowd looked delighted, including Leslie Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Betty Gilpin who appeared happily stunned as they have a standing ovation. Claire Foy even appeared to wipe away a tear after the touching moment.

Weiss, an American producer and director of television and live events, has won 11 Emmy Awards and 6 Directors Guild of America awards, for shows including Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, and Academy Awards.

His proposal also delighted fans and Twitter blew up with viewers praising him for ‘raising the bar on public proposals.’ 

‘Jan, I want to put this ring my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people, and my mom and your parents watching (from above)’

Getting down on one knee, he asked: ‘Will you marry me?’

Her response is muffled but she appears to say: ‘Yes, of course I will!’ before giving Weiss a big kiss and hug’

Weiss, an American producer and director of television and live events, has won 11 Emmy Awards and 6 Directors Guild of America awards, for shows including Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, and Academy Awards

His proposal also delighted fans and Twitter blew up with viewers praising him for ‘raising the bar on public proposals’

Other celebrities, including Sterling K. Brown, looked almost as shocked as Svendsen by the proposal

Meredith Blake tweeted: ‘Oscar director Glenn Weiss proposes to his girlfriend onstage at the #Emmys, let’s all just call it a night because it’s not going to get better than this.’ 

Vanessa Leinani described it as ‘the ultimate rom-com style lead up to a marriage proposal EVER!!! #Emmys #bestmoment #love #EmmysProposal.’ 

One viewer added: ‘Holy c**p!! Glenn Weiss knows how to make a moment!!! Incredible! Maze Tov! Congrats!’

‘Emmy marriage proposal is the night’s biggest winner,’ added Lesley Goldberg.

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