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9 September 19th, 2016 Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith Shares Emmy Acceptance Speech; Asks Jimmy Kimmel To Direct Her To The Lost & Found To Get Her Trophy!


Leave it to the grand dame Maggie Smith to have fun with Jimmy Kimmel’s rant last night on the 68th annual Daytime Emmy about how perennial winner Smith never is on-hand in Los Angeles on Emmy night to collect her trophy when he name is called!

Smith, who has been nominated 9 times for an Emmy and has won 4 overall and 3 of them for her work as the Dowager Countess on the beloved British period soap, Downton Abbey, used social media via the Masterpiece PBS Twitter account and shared her acceptance speech on Monday, alluding to Kimmel’s last gag about her during the live telecast.

For Minnie Driver and Michael Weatherly were presenting the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, and when Smith was announced as the winner, and the duo were accepting the the award on Smith’s behalf, Kimmel came out from the wings and intercepted the trophy and let Smith know she has to retrieve it herself! Kimmel said, “No, no, no, no, no.  We’re not mailing this award to her. Maggie, if you want this it’ll be in the lost and found”.

Masterpiece PBS twitter shared, Dame MaggieSmith graciously accepts her #Emmy award — @jimmykimmel, please advise on the location of the lost and found! #DowntonPBS.

Smith’s acceptance speech read: “I was very astonished and pleased to win the award. I feel the Emmys has been overly generous to me. If Mr. Kimmel could please direct me to the lost and found office I will try and be on the next flight.”  She signed it, “Love, Old Maggie”

So, what did you think of Maggie’s acceptance speech?  What did you think of her remarks back to Kimmel?  Do you miss Downton Abbey and her performance as the Dowager Countess?  Comment below!

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  1. Jamesj75 says:

    I found the comedy bit by Jimmy Kimmel to be hysterical!

    It’s a great and amusing comeback by Maggie Smith. I give her props for acknowledging, “…the Emmys has been overly generous to me.”

    I personally get tired of the same actors, actresses, and shows winning the Emmys repeatedly. And I have made the same criticisms of the Daytime Emmys…


  2. Lana says:

    She is flat out the bomb! I love her!


  3. Rose says:

    I love her! The only thing I would have loved more, would have been to have heard her say it in a short vid posted on twitter. Miss D. Abby too.


  4. Rodd says:

    Classic! :0)


  5. Gloria says:

    Love it! Good for you Maggie!


  6. CMD says:

    I love her. She’s a doll.


  7. Jason Loves GH says:

    This legendary woman never fails to impress!


  8. Shay says:

    Congratulations on this VERY well-deserved accolade for the magnificent Dame Maggie! I adore both the actress and her legendary Lady Violet Crawley!!!! As for Miss Smith’s clever response, I think I would have added the “Dowager Countess”" query as to “What is a lost and found office?” Seems to me she would have considered this common concept as equally mystifying as that now-famous “weekend,” and as such, would have simply dispatched Spratt and Denker to retrieve said item!!


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