"Jan, I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger", he said before getting down on one knee and asking, "Will you marry me?" You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend?
The auditorium erupted in cheering, before Wiess called Svendsen onto the stage and give her the "ring my father gave my mother 65 years ago".
Svendsen said yes and at the same time raised the bar for every couple. for at least the next couple weeks.
The Oscar director, 57, took the to stage to receive his award for Directing for a Variety Special. He pulled out a ring, then quipped, "To my sisters and brothers, I didn't swipe it, dad knows I have it". "Will you marry me?"
"Mom always believed in finding the sunshine in things and she adored my girlfriend Jan", he said. "I haven't asked yet", he said.
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The audience gasped. Jan Svendsen looked shocked at the declaration - nearly as shocked as Leslie Jones, whose reaction was priceless.
One of the biggest moments of Emmy night happened during the award for directing a variety special. Svendsen nodded her head, and the two of them embraced to more applause.
Fans on social media oohed and aahed over the romantic proposal.
"The Emmy goes to Glenn Weiss for the Best Reality TV moment of 2018 and Best proposal", said another.