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:


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

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

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.



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

8. Even though Merritt was all…

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9. Somewhere, Zoey is celebrating.

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