At the 2014 Emmy Awards, Stephen Colbert won the "Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series" for "The Colbert Report." However, TV host Jimmy Fallon appeared on the stage to accept the award as a joke when presenter Gwen Stefani mispronounced the winner's name.
"She said it wrong, so there must be a mistake," Fallon, whose late-night talk show called "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" was also nominated in the category, stated. Fallon described the announcement interesting and even declared that he wanted to see the envelope with the result.
"The Voice" coaches Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine took the stage to present the "Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series" award at the 2014 Emmys held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 25. The other programs competing for the award are "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "Real Time with Bill Maher," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "Saturday Night Live."
According to UsWeekly's report, the 44-year-old No Doubt singer made a mistake when she announced "The Colbore Report" as the winner instead of "The Colbert Report." Co-presenter Adam Levine tried to cover Gwen Stefani's blunder and stated the correct name of the winner.
However, Stephen Colbert did not appear to be troubled or annoyed with the mispronounced name or Jimmy Fallon making an acceptance speech. "I just want to thank Stephen and all his writers for doing such a great job. Colbert, you guys are the greatest. Everyone at Comedy Central. They're great," Fallon stated as Stephen Colbert and his team smiled and laughed on the stage while accepting their award.
Then, Stephen Colbert decided to take Jimmy Fallon's acceptance speech to a higher level of funny. Colbert started to whisper in Jimmy Fallon's ear what he wanted the TV host to say to the audience.
Speaking the words of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon thanked Stephen's wife, children and the people that he worked with in the past nine years. Afterwards, Stephen Colbert finally gave his own acceptance speech where he thanked Jon Stewart, his co-workers and his family for their love, support and patience. Have a look at the video below.
Meanwhile, a Digital Spy report noted that Gwen Stefani's mistake reminds everyone of the onstage blunder of John Travolta. Viewers can recall that the actor incorrectly introduced Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem" at the 2014 Academy Awards before the Broadway star performed the hit song "Let It Go" from the film "Frozen."
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