Glenn Weiss has pulled off the marriage proposal of the century: an Emmys proposal! After Weiss won the Emmy for directing a variety special (The Oscars), he shared the tragic news that his mother had passed away two weeks before. He also added that she had loved his girlfriend, Jan Svendson, before he broke into an epic speech.
"You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend?" he said to his significant other, who was sitting in the audience. "Because I want to call you my wife."
The audience erupted in hoots and claps.
"Hey, I didn't ask yet!" Weiss joked as Jan walked up to the stage.
He went on to slip his mom's wedding ring on her finger "with our parents watching from above."
Naturally, she said yes.
Without a doubt, the best reaction came from SNL's Leslie Jones who stood up from her seat in shock.
Everyone at home was in awe as well.
Weiss and Svendson reportedly met in 2001 and worked together before becoming romantically involved.
The question on some viewers' minds was, what would have happened if Weiss hadn't won the Emmy?
"To be honest with you, there was no plan B," he divulged backstage, according to Entertainment Weekly. "If this didn’t happen exactly in this way, something else equally big and surprising would’ve happened."
"Wait until next year?" he went on. "I suppose at the [Governors] Ball, or at In-N-Out Burger, which is our staple after-awards shows."
Weiss has directed since 1990 and has won 11 Emmy Awards. He's known for directing the Tony Awards, the BET Awards, The Apprentice, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe, The Biggest Loser, Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards, and other shows.
Congratulations to Weiss and his beautiful intended!
The 70th annual Emmy Awards will be held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 17, 2018. SNL's Michael Che and Colin Jost will host the festivities. Actors Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold announced this year's nominations on July 12. Game of Thrones, which will air its final season in 2019, is up for 22 Emmys, while Sandra Oh has broken barriers as the first Asian-American female to receive a nod for Lead Actress.