Brett Goldstein Gives Expletive-Filled Emmys Acceptance Speech: 'I Was Told I'm Not Allowed to Swear'

Kenan Thompson, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Jeremy Swift, Bowen Yang, Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Paul Reiser were nominated for the outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series award

Brett Goldsteinis taking home the gold!

During the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, the actor and writer took home the trophy for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his work on Ted Lasso.

Goldstein, 41, beat out fellow nominees Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Brendan Hunt (Ted Lasso), Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso), Jeremy Swift (Ted Lasso), Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live), Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Hacks) and Paul Reiser (The Kominsky Method) to win the award.

"So this speech is going to be f—ing short. I was very, very specifically told I'm not allowed to swear. So, um ..." Goldstein said, adding a string of expletives that were ultimately bleeped out.

Goldstein then went on to thank those involved in the series, including his castmates. "To my teammates that I'm nominated with and all my team," he said. "This cast made me sick, they're so good."

After giving a shout-out to his loved ones, he gave one more special thank you to those who created the series.


"And lastly, I want to say to Jason [Sudeikis], Bill [Lawrence], Brendan [Hunt] and Joe Kelly, thank you for creating this show, and providing me to be part of it," he said. "It has been one of the greatest honors, privileges, and privileges, I just said that twice. But it's a double privilege. It's the most privileged privilege and pleasures of my life."

Goldstein concluded his speech, saying, "Well this is the f—ing icing on the cake," according to The Wrap.

This is Goldstein's first Emmy win and nomination. He won his award after costar Hannah Waddingham took home the trophy for supporting actress in a comedy series.

Goldstein didn't begin his gig on the hit comedy as an actor. Instead, the star began as a writer on the show but started to feel a connection to Roy Kent as an actor.

He self-taped five scenes and submitted an unsolicited audition, he told PEOPLE via email in July.

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Brett Goldstein attends Apple's "Ted Lasso" season two premiere at Pacific Design Center on July 15, 2021
Brett Goldstein arrives at Apple's "Ted Lasso" season two premiere. Amy Sussman/Getty

"My personal favorite is the scene where Roy is in the car park (parking lot) in episode 5 and is behind Keeley [Juno Temple] and accidentally scares her by her car. I think that may have been the one that sealed the deal," Goldstein shared. "That or [co-creators Joe Kelley and Jason Sudeikis] couldn't be bothered to keep looking."

The 73rd Emmy Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, are airing live on CBS and Paramount+.

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