10 Memorable Quotes From The Primetime Emmy Awards

Lawrence Yee

“Everybody knows, if you want to win, sit next to Marcia Clark.”

— Host Jimmy Kimmel to nominee Sarah Paulson, during his opening monologue.

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“Asian parents out there, if you could just do me a favor: If just a couple of you can get your kids cameras instead of violins, we’ll be all good.”

— “Master of None’s” Alan Yang, Writing for a Comedy Series winner, during his acceptance speech

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“I would not be unhappy if I were the last cisgender male to play a female transgender on television.”

— “Transparent’s” Jeffrey Tambor, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner, during his acceptance speech

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“I would like to dedicate this to my father William Louis-Dreyfus, who passed away on Friday. And I’m so glad that he liked ‘Veep,’ because his opinion was the one that really mattered.”


— “Veep’s” Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner, during her acceptance speech

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I got the hottest chick in the game rocking my chain.”

— “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’s” Sterling K. Brown, Supporting Actor in a Limited Series winner, to his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe during his acceptance speech

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“To the woman who rocks MY chain, Angela Evelyn Bassett, this one’s for you, girl.”

— “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’s” Courtney B. Vance, Lead Actor in a Limited Series winner, to wife Angela Basset during his acceptance speech

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“I’m sorry, this is so humiliating. You lost and you now you have to stand out here in front of everybody.”

— Matt Damon to host Jimmy Kimmel, after his loss for Variety Talk Series

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“Please tell me you’re seeing this too.”

— “Mr. Robot’s” Rami Malek, Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, during his acceptance speech

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“I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women in the center.”

— “Orphan Black’s” Tatiana Maslany, Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, during her acceptance speech

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“This is for chubby Jews from the Upper West Side or wherever you are.”

— “Veep’s” David Mandel, Outstanding Comedy winner, during his acceptance speech

For a complete list of winners from the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, click here.

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