Glenn Weiss pops the question during Emmys acceptance speech

Award-winning director and producer Glenn Weiss surprised his girlfriend by asking her to marry him at the Emmys on Monday.

Glenn Weiss (L), winner of the Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special award for 'The Oscars,' and Jan Svendsen react after getting engaged on stage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on 17 September 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: Getty Images/AFP

CAPE TOWN - Marriage proposals can be nerve-wracking enough. But imagine proposing in front of millions of people.

Award-winning director and producer Glenn Weiss surprised his girlfriend by asking her to marry him at the Emmys on Monday.

During his acceptance speech for winning the award for outstanding directing for variety special, Weiss popped the question.

And, to his relief, his fiancé said “yes”.

“Mom always believed in finding the sunshine in things and she adored my girlfriend Jan (Svendsen). Jan, you are the sunshine of my life and she was right, don’t ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don’t like calling you my girlfriend; it’s because I want to call you my wife.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)