Actors and actresses: does anyone love the spotlight more? With the Emmys fast approaching, it's time to go back and look at the haloed ground of the acceptance speech, that combination of basking and bragging and thanking and gratitude that entrances us all. Below, six of the most memorable Emmy speeches from winning actresses.
Kirstie Alley, 1991
A composed, carefully put together speech from the normally all-over-the-place Kirstie Alley might seem like a surprise, but that's exactly what her acceptance speech was when she won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Cheers. Ever down-to-earth, Alley said that she didn't have anything clever to say -- but disproved herself when she famously thanked her husband for "giving me the big one for the last eight years."