Emmys 2012: The Top 10 Acceptance Speeches of the Past 10 Years

By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist

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Aside from seeing who wins, one of the best parts of the Primetime Emmys is seeing what the winners have to say once they reach the stage.

Whether they’re calm and collected or shocked and speechless, some Emmy winners steal the night with their acceptance speeches.

Actress Parker Posey (or Jan), who has never been nominated for an Emmy, released this week a video of speech tips for this Sunday’s lucky nominees.

However, there have been several Emmy champs who haven’t needed advice on what to say. Here are our choices for the top 10 Emmy speeches of the past 10 years:

10. Peter Dinklage (2011) – Dinklage’s nomination and win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for HBO’s Game of Thrones were exciting for numerous reasons. Not only was it his first Emmy win, but he is also the first little
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