By Peter Martinez CBS News September 17, 2018, 9:58 PM And the winner of best marriage proposal goes to … Glenn Weiss

Glenn Weiss (L), winner of the Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special award for "The Oscars," and Jan Svendsen react after getting engaged onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles, Calif.

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If it wasn't enough to win an Emmy award Monday night for best director for variety special, Glenn Weiss took it a step further at Monday's ceremony with a marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen. As the hundreds of celebrities cheered inside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, many more were watching the touching moment on live television.

During his Emmy award acceptance speech, Weiss said his mother passed away two weeks ago and that winning an Emmy was bittersweet. He also said that his mother loved his girlfriend, and that prompted the epic wedding proposal.

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

Svendsen said yes and at the same time raised the bar for every couple … for at least the next couple weeks.

Glenn Weiss -- 70th Emmy Awards - Show

Glenn Weiss (L), winner of the Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special award for 'The Oscars,' proposes marriage to Jan Svendsen onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles, Calif.

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 Glenn Weiss -- 70th Emmy Awards - Show