Posted: 6:23 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
By Kayti Burt
Just when we thought we couldn’t adore Joseph Morgan anymore, the Originalsstar delivered this heartfelt speech on the People’s Choice Award red carpet while accepting his “Favorite Actor in a New Series” trophy. Who did the television star thank? It might be easier to list who he didn’t thank, actually.
JoMo gave the shortened version of his gratitude with this tweeted snapshot of his killer blue eyes peering through his PCA award with a “Thank you so much ;)” caption, but he had no 140-character limit to his impromptu acceptance speech to SuChin Pak and Tim Gunn. The British actor launched into a lovely list of thank yous targeted at everyone from The Originals creator Julie Plec to girlfriend Persia White to the fans who voted and watch The Originals. Check out a snippet of the speech below...
“First of all, I just want to thank everyone who voted, everyone who’s watched The Originals and continues to watch it. It’s just gonna get better and better,” said Joseph (and we totally believe him based on this killer promo). “I want to thank my love, Persia White, who’s a constant champion of me. And I’m so lucky to have someone so amazing in my life. Julie Plec, who created The Originals, and gave me this chance. All the writers, Mike Narducci, everyone who’s ever written a line for Klaus.”
But Joseph wasn’t done there. He went on to thank his management team and CW executives before putting the spotlight on his family: “I wanna thank my family: my mom, Sarah; my brother, Jack; and I want to dedicate this award to the memory of my dad, who was constantly creative his entire life.” Excuse us while we just get something out of our eye…
Joseph’s humility is one of the things we like best about the television star. (Also, his accent and trademark smirk.) This is an actor who is the star of one of the most successful shows on The CW, and he is so grateful for the opportunity. Heck, he even thanked SuChin and Tim for letting him give his thank you speech. Stay classy, Joseph Morgan. You’re one of our faves!
Were you as moved by Joseph’s acceptance speech as we were? Sound off in the comments below!The Originals returns Tuesday, January 14, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.