Emmy Awards 2012: Jon Stewart drops the F-bomb during acceptance speech


Naughty Jon Stewart drops the F-bomb during Emmy Awards acceptance speech

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08:40 GMT, 24 September 2012

Jon Stewart turned the air blue at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

The comedian dropped the F-bomb as he excitedly accepted his 10th consecutive trophy for best variety series.

But TV bosses jumped in just in the nick of time and managed to bleep the expletive before it made it to air.

Too rude! Jon Stewart dropped the F-bomb as he accepted an Emmy Award for The Daily Show on Sunday

Too rude! Jon Stewart dropped the F-bomb as he accepted an Emmy Award for The Daily Show on Sunday

Just in the nick time: TV bosses managed to bleep the swear word before it made it to air

Just in the nick time: TV bosses managed to bleep the swear word before it made it to air

Going for gold: Jon and his team accepted the 10th consecutive trophy for best variety series

Going for gold: Jon and his team accepted the 10th consecutive trophy for best variety series

He began his acceptance speech by noting that The Daily Show deals in topical comedy, 'which has the shelf life of egg salad.'

He added that the Emmy does indicate The Daily Show has some value.

In some future age, he went on to say, holding his Emmy aloft, aliens arriving on Earth 'will find a box of these.'

Take him down! Fellow nominees Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon wrestled Jon to the ground in the crowd

Take him down! Fellow nominees Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon wrestled Jon to the ground in the crowd

Boys will be boys: The trio put on a show for the crowd

Boys will be boys: The trio put on a show for the crowd

'And they will know how predictable these f****** things are,' he added.

When his win was announced, rivals Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon wrestled him to the ground in a mock fight in the audience.

Stewart was decidedly out of breath when he finally made it to the stage.

'I'm not in the kind of shape I should be in to do a bit with Jimmy Fallon!' he said.

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on 5USA at 10pm on Monday 24th September.

EMMY AWARDS 2012… AND THE WINNERS ARE

Drama Series: Homeland, Showtime

HOMELAND

Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime

Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC

MAGGIE SMITH

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS

Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland, Showtime

Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire, HBO

Comedy Series: Modern Family, ABC

MODERN FAMILY

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family, ABC

Julia Louise-Dreyfus

Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO

Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men, CBS

Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, Louie, FX Networks

Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Modern Family, ABC

Miniseries or Movie: Game Change, HBO

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change, HBO

GAME CHANGE

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX Networks

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys, History

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys, History

Kevin Costner

Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, Game Change, HBO

Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, Game Change, HBO

Tom Bergeron

Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars, ABC

Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race, CBS

Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, FX Networks

Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS