Merritt Wever, Best Emmy Speech Giver, Wasn’t Even That Nervous On Sunday

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“Thanks so much. Thank you so much. I gotta go. Bye.” We’re pretty sure Outstanding Supporting Actress winner Merritt Wever will be forever remembered for her awesomely short acceptance speech at the Emmys on Sunday night. The actress has been amusing Nurse Jackie fans for years as enthusiastic nurse Zoey Barkow — enough for her to beat out such faves as Sofia Vergara and Jane Krakowski. And her charm has made her New Girl character Elizabeth a very credible rival of model CeCe’s for Schmidt’s heart. Before her big win, our own Kate Spencer talked to Merritt on the red carpet.

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“I’m never ready to own the night,” she admitted. “I was really nervous last year. And this year I’m less nervous.”

The nerves, it would seem, came after she won. “I’m scared, honestly,” she told reporters backstage. “I’m scared because it was unexpected. I don’t know how to feel yet. I have therapy next week!”

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This is really making us hope Schmidt chooses Elizabeth over CeCe, or at least keeps two-timing both of them, for just a few more episodes. How about you?