Merritt Wever won an Emmy Sunday night for best supporting actress in a comedy series.
She would have taken home the "Brevity Is the Soul of Wit" prize, too, if they gave that one away.
Winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Merritt Wever speaks onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Getty Images)
No time clock countdown or meddling music cuing a commercial break needed for this short-winded thespian; Wever, of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," limited her speech to following:
"Ah, thanks so much...um, thank you so much. Um...I gotta go, bye."
And she brought the house down anyway...and impressed the show's host, Neil Patrick Harris, who noted after, "Merritt Wever, best speech ever."
Wever, who sounded a bit unnerved and emotional at the mic, later said backstage she made a quick exit when she realized she was about to cry, CBS reports.
Wever a bit more collected backstage with her Emmy (Credit: Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Here's the clip of Wever's speech from CBS, via YouTube (don't blink or you'll miss it):