Published January 24, 2018 by Paradise Kendra

mulderswaterbed:

The 1997 Emmy award speech by Gillian might make me cringe because of second hand embarrassment every time but I still watch it because:

1) Gillian is terrified. From the moment the camera is on her, she is hyperventilating, refusing to look anywhere.

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2) The disbelief of her win. It is like a weight has been lifted from her chest.

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3) How she almost walks into the cameraman filming her walk to the stage and points at him and laughs.

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4) How she thought for a second she’d never make it to the top of those stairs with that dress.

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5) Helen Mirren coming to her rescue when she saw Gillian struggling with her dress.

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6) And how Gillian thanked Helen for it.

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The speech is embarassing. The rest is an absolute delight.

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