Comedian Sarah Silverman just won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for her stand-up special “We Are Miracles.”
The award was given to her by Ricky Gervais, a fellow atheist, and during her acceptance speech, she didn’t bother thanking God, but offered some scientific honesty instead:
“We’re all just made of molecules, and we’re hurtling through space right now.”
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) August 26, 2014
It’s almost as good as when Gervais, the host of the 2011 Golden Globes, ended the broadcast by saying:
“… And thank you to god for making me an atheist.”
But neither of those is as memorable as when Kathy Griffin won a 2007 Creative Arts Emmy for her show “My Life on the D-List” and gave this speech:
Can you believe this shit? I guess hell froze over… A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. So, all I can say is, “Suck it, Jesus.” This award is my God now.