LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Michael Keaton accepts Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for

At the 2022 Emmy Awards, Michael Keaton took residence his first Emmy for lead actor in a restricted or anthology sequence for his very personal work within the miniseries “Dopesick.” In his acceptance speech, he took the time to acknowledge the individuals who helped him alongside the best way, whereas additionally dropping a humorous line that made him the primary particular person of the evening to get briefly bleeped on the printed.

“My people weren’t precisely patrons of the humanities,” he stated, recalling his upbringing and his first encounters with TV as a child. “We weren’t patrons of something, frankly. But I wish to thank them. I simply wish to thank all these individuals in my household for by no means making me really feel silly, as a result of I went on to try this a number of occasions myself. That’s the factor about feeling silly and making a idiot of your self and making errors, there’s large energy and benefit in that. I’m glad I made a idiot of myself over and over and over.”

Keaton additionally took a second to thank the individuals in his life who’ve supported him — and gently rib those that perhaps not have had as a lot religion in him, too.

“Over the years we have all been by means of numerous powerful occasions. There have been some doubters. I’ve had some doubters. You know what? We’re cool,” he joked. “But I additionally had these individuals for all these years when occasions had been tough who had been the true believers.”

The last moments of his speech had been those bleeped out, however the broadcast did not reduce away from a comparatively shut shot on his face, making it pretty clear what he was saying.

“I f***ing love you!” he stated, ending his speech with another tribute to the “true believers.” We’d undoubtedly say that form of enthusiasm and gratitude is one thing price getting bleeped for!

The 74th-annual primetime Emmy Awards are airing dwell on NBC on Sept. 12.

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