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Amy Schumer Was Grateful and Funny in Her Emmys Acceptance Speech

See what she said, and who she thanked!

Shelli Weinstein

It's really turning into a banner year for Amy Schumer, who took home the Emmy for Variety Sketch Series on Sunday night.

Though she said on the red carpet that she was really hoping to win the award for directing a Twelve Angry Men-themed episode of Inside Amy Schumer, it was clear that the series win was just as thrilling. "I almost made a stupid sex talk show that nobody wanted," Schumer said in her acceptance speech, giving credit to the show's head writer Jessi Klein who recently had a baby. "She got drunk and told me that I had to follow my dreams and make my dream show.

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"I'm so proud, and this show fights for what we believe in," she said, nearly in tears over the win. "I knew I should've written something down," she added when she started being played off.

Schumer went on to thank "all of the suits" at Comedy Central, the writing staff and her family, as well as "the girl who gave me this sort of smoky eye - I really love it," she said, eliciting a laugh from the audience. She also expressed an emotional thanks to her sister, and date for the evening, Kim, "who is the only reason that I'm alive and breathing."