Betty White Honoured With Standing Ovation And All Is Golden In The World


It's the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards and while they were handing out awards, they also stopped to honour a legend.

Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon introduced Betty White to a standing ovation. "I'm just going to quit while I'm ahead," she said to the crowd.

White had been nominated for 24 Emmys and won eight, and at 96-years-old she was still an absolute firecracker.

"Believe me, this goes back -- somebody said something the other day about 'first lady of television' and I took it as a big compliment, White said.

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"Then I heard her talking to her daughter a little later and she said 'She's that old! She was the first one way, way back!' But little did I dream then that I would be here."

"It's incredible that I'm still in this business, and you are still putting up with me," she said to the adoring crowd. "I'm thanking you, it's incredible that you can stay in a career this long and still have people put up with you."

"All I can say is; it's such a blessed business to be in and how lucky can I be and how much I say thank you to each and every one of you."

The crowd at the Emmys weren't the only ones absolutely in love with White's speech, with folks at home equally adoring.

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