Merritt Wever Is The Most Shocked Emmys Winner Ever

The Nurse Jackie star took home the first award of the night, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and delivered the best and shortest speech in the show’s history.

1. When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler announced that Merritt Wever won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, everyone watching at home was like…

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2. But no one was quite as surprised as Merritt Wever, which led to this amazing acceptance speech:

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3. Even host Neil Patrick Harris said, “Merritt Wever, best speech ever. Good luck to everyone else.”

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4. Some people might recognize her as Suzanne, the production assistance from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

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5. Some as Aura’s estranged Oberlin friend Frankie in Lena Dunham’s debut movie Tiny Furniture.

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6. And, of course, she was Schmidt’s former college girlfriend Elizabeth on New Girl.



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7. But the Emmys honored Merritt for her work on Nurse Jackie as Zoey Barlow, the titular character’s best friend at work.

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8. Even though Merritt was all…

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9. Somewhere, Zoey is celebrating.

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