Alex Borstein Had the Best Entrance to Get Her 2018 Emmy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

It included her shimmying down the aisle

By Lena Grossman Sep 18, 2018 12:37 AMTags
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It's time to shimmy!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Alex Borstein won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2018 Emmys

Before getting up to accept her award, Borstein first made her guest hold her violet purse. She then untied part of her dress, which turned out to be just a long-sleeve covering made of the same material and shimmied down the aisle.

Borsetin's dress has a special meaning for the actress. She told Glamour on the red carpet that it was her wedding dress from 20 years ago. "The marriage didn't last but the dress did and I wanted to give it new life so now it's my Emmys dress. That's the truth," she said.

Borstein began her speech revealing not who, but what, she was wearing. Or, rather, what she wasn't wearing. "I went without the bra. What a platform," she said in her acceptance speech.

The Family Guy star continued with some sage advice for fellow women in the audience. "Ladies, when you use a public restroom, sit down. If you sit, we can all sit. Stop peeing on the seat."

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Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is all about stand-up comedy, after all.

Bornstein thanked the show's creator Amy Sherman-Palladino—who also already won big tonight—by saing, "I love you, I hate you."

She added, "My family. You are everything. My father, you are the only man who has ever truly loved and taken care of me, thank you for that."

Bornstein gave a shoutout to her kids and said, "You matter. I love you. Thank you for giving me a life and I'm going to try to be there for more of it."

This year's nomination field was stacked with talent. Nominees for this category included Zazie Beetz in AtlantaAidy BryantLeslie Jones and Kate McKinnon in Saturday Night Live, Betty Gilpin in GLOWLaurie Metcalf in Roseanne and Megan Mullally in Will & Grace. This was the first Emmy nomination for both Beetz and Gilpin, and the second Emmy award for Borstein. 

Watch her full acceptance speech above.

Congratulations, Susie Myerson!