Emmys 2019: All of the Most Hilarious, Heartwarming & Surprising Quotes of the Night
"To my parents who are in Liverpool ... I didn't invite them because I didn’t think this was going to be my time ... I want to say I'm sorry and I’m bringing this home."
— Jodie Comer, during her acceptance speech for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her performance in Killing Eve
"This looks kinda like a piece of chocolate, like a candy wrapper … I’m sorry I’m so nervous! What I’m saying about the chocolate is I want to give a piece to everybody in my life."
— Julia Garner, taking inspiration from Cady Heron's iconic homecoming speech and comparing her Emmy to a chocolate bar that she wants to share, during her acceptance speech for best supporting actress in a drama series for her turn in Ozark
"I see this as an acknowledgement of what is possible when a woman is trusted to discern her own needs, feels safe enough to voice and be respected enough that they’ll be heard. When I asked for more dance classes, I heard yes. More voice lessons? Yes. A different wig? A pair of fake teeth not made out of rubber? Yes. And all of these things, they require effort and they cost more money, but my bosses never presumed to know better than I did about what I needed in order to do my job and honor Gwen Verdon. So thank you so much to FX and Fox 21 Studios for supporting me completely and paying me equally. Because they understood that when you put value into a person, it empowers that person to get in touch with their own inherent value. And then where do they put that value? They put it into their work."
— Michelle Williams, winning outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for Fosse/Verdon
"I just have to say I’m grateful to be working. I’m grateful to, at 50, be getting the greatest parts of my life ... In my heart. I’m so sad — I lost my sister Alexis — and that trans people are still being persecuted. And I’m in mourning every day of my life, Alexis. And I will be for the rest of my life, for you, until we change the world so that trans people are not persecuted. And give them jobs! They’re human beings. Let’s give them jobs. Let’s get rid of the bias that we have everywhere."
— Patricia Arquette, honoring her late sister Alexis during her outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie acceptance speech for her performance in The Act
"I want to dedicate this to the strength of a woman, to Amy Sherman-Palladino, to every woman on the Maisel cast and crew, to my mother, my grandmother. They are immigrants. They are Holocaust survivors. My grandmother was in line to be shot into a pit. She said, 'What happens if I step out of line?' He said, 'I don't have the heart to shoot you, but somebody will,' and she stepped out of line. For that, I am here and my children are here. So step out of line, ladies. Step out of line!"
— Alex Borstein, during her outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series acceptance speech for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
"It’s on my toilet. Yeah, I live New York and there’s not a whole lot of shelf space. There were very limited options and very few places to put it."
— Rachel Brosnahan, on where she's kept her Emmy statuette since winning outstanding lead actress in a comedy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in 2018
"Can I get a selfie and can I pitch you a new season?"
— Emilia Clarke, on what Game of Thrones fans ask her the most
"All of it. All of my dreams are coming true right now … I’m grateful that I’ve lived long enough to see the day where I can stand inside of my authenticity and have it be perceived this way. It’s gorgeous and it’s a blessing."
— Billy Porter, when asked what is the best part of being Billy Porter right now
"We're on a very dirty group chat. Filthy. The absolute worst. Ted [Danson is the dirtiest]."
— Jameela Jamil, on how she stays in touch with her The Good Place costars
"I dropped a song for the first time in a decade. I mean, sure there’s a collective holding of your breath in a sense, but I feel so confident about what I’m doing and who I’m working with and what the material is. I’m mostly doing it for myself, I’m just glad the response is positive and people are digging the music."
— Mandy Moore, on releasing her first single in 10 years, "When I Wasn't Watching"
"Trying to keep it all in but if it falls out, you’re welcome."
— Niecy Nash, on her cleavage
"There’s so many people cavalcading through my house. I don’t know when they’re there or when they’re not, but I reserve the right to wear my drawers around my house … The thing you don’t know is my wife is a nudist too … Not when people are around, but she walks around naked all the time."
— Sterling K. Brown, responding to wife Ryan Michelle Bathe's revelation that her biggest pet peeve is when Brown walks around in his underwear when they have company
"I very much learned from my mom and dad. They’re very loving people, very supportive. Raised my sisters and I with that. Can’t look at them too much. I’ll start crying."
— Milo Ventimiglia of his dates for the night, his parents, and the mantra he adopted from them: lead with love