One of the most memorable bits of this weekend’s Emmy award ceremony was host Jimmy Kimmel’s barbs about actress Dame Maggie Smith.
Smith has been nominated for Emmys nine times and won for them four times, but has never attended an Emmys ceremony – even as she has shown up at other awards shows in the past. Kimmel called out Smith for this lack of attendance in his monologue.
Later when an award was handed out which Smith one, Kimmel intercepted the trophy and told Smith to retrieve it herself saying: “We’re not mailing this award to her. Maggie, if you want this it’ll be in the lost and found.”
Smith, who rarely attends awards shows outside the UK anymore, has now responded to that with a statement posted as a tweet through PBS’ official Twitter account in which she formally accepts her award:
— Masterpiece PBS (@masterpiecepbs) September 19, 2016