Memorable Emmy speeches from the past 10 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards is coming up on Monday, so we thought we'd share some memorable acceptance speeches. 

5. Stephen Colbert for "The Colbert Report"

Stephen Colbert spoke on behalf of the cast and staff when the series won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series in 2013. It dethroned “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” after it won a record consecutive 10 Emmys. 

4. Julia Louis Dreyfus for "Veep" 

Louis Dreyfus channeled her self-centered character as she accepted her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2013.

3. Greg Garcia for "My Name Is Earl" 

Garcia won the Emmy in 2006 for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Rather than listing the people he wanted to thank, he named a few people from his past that he wanted to NOT thank. 

2. Melissa McCarthy for "Mike and Molly" 

She and the other nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series stood together on stage as pageant contestants in 2011. When McCarthy’s name was read, not only did she receive the Emmy, but she also got flowers and a tiara. What more could a girl ask for? 

1. Merritt Wever for "Nurse Jackie" 

Some said Wever gave the best acceptance speech ever after winning Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2013. It was short, sweet and to the point. No walk-off music necessary.  

BONUS: Learn how to give a proper acceptance speech

Want to learn how to write an Emmy’s Acceptance speech like the pros? Watch the “Emmy Speech Master Class” featuring actress Parker Posey. Though Posey has never won an award herself, she gives quite a few tips. 

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will begin with a red carpet special at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25 on your 41 Action News station. The awards begin at 7 p.m. 

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