Director shocks Emmy audience when he proposes to girlfriend after accepting win

goss 18/09/2018

While on stage accepting his Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, director Glen Weiss did the most romantic thing for his partner that left the audience shocked.

During his victory speech at the 70th Emmy Awards, Glen Weiss said "I'm greatful to be here but it is bittersweet," he continued to say that the person who would be most proud - his mother, couldn't be there as she had just passed away two weeks ago.

“Part of my heart is broken, I don’t think it will ever be repaired, but she’s in me and she always will be. Mum always believed in finding the sunshine in things, and she adored my girlfriend Jan. Jan, you are the sunshine in my life, and mum was right, don’t ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend — because I want to call you my wife.”

The crowd erupted, with not many a dry-eye in the house. Glen's partner took the stage where Glen formally proposed by getting on one knee.