A TV director stunned the audience at last night's Emmys when he proposed to his girlfriend while accepting an award on stage.

Glenn Weiss won the outstanding directing for a variety special for The Oscars. During an emotional acceptance speech, Weiss revealed his mother had died two weeks previously, before saying he loved his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen.

Weiss added: "You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife."

The room erupted into cheers, before Weiss said: "I didn't ask yet!"

After Svendsen made it to the stage, he told her: "This is the ring my dad put on my mom's finger, 67 years ago. And to my sisters and brothers I didn't swipe it, dad knows I have it, OK?

"I want to put the ring that my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people and in front of my mom and your parents watching from above, will you marry me?"

She said yes, and the audience erupted into loud cheers as the camera panned on to crowd members wiping tears from their eyes

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Read our coverage of winners at the 2018 Emmys here and see the red carpet style here.