Director proposes to his shocked girlfriend during Emmys winning speech - video

18 September 2018, 17:10

By Tom Eames

Now that's one way to make your marriage proposal memorable!

Director Glen Weiss was the true winner at last night's (September 17) Emmy Awards.

The filmmaker was awarded for his work on the Oscars, but he took his moment to make an amazing romantic statement about his partner.

Weiss got down on one knee and proposed to girlfriend Jan Svendsen during his acceptance speech.

Glenn Weiss proposal
Picture: Getty

The director said: "Jan, you are the sunshine in my life, and mom 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 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles erupted into cheers, and his shocked other-half made her way to the stage.

Glenn Weiss proposal
Picture: Getty

Weiss, who also revealed his heartache after his mother died two months ago, got down on one knee and gave her the ring, adding: “I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people and in front of my mom and your parents watching from above.

"Will you marry me?" 

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Many famous faces in the crowd were emotional wrecks after the romantic moment, with several stars seen wiping away tears.


Watch the full moment below: