Jon Stewart nearly got to the end of his acceptance speech for winning The Emmy Award for best variety show trophy without swearing, but didn't quite manage it, reports USA Today.

Picking up The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's 10th consecutive award for the category (10!), Stewart enjoyed a spot of roughhousing with his fellow nominees, and was tackled by Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon when he left for the stage, but he still had some kind words for his fellow nominees: "Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, I spend way too much time on the Internet watching their shows. Real Time with Bill Maher is constantly writing lines I wish I'd written. Without Lorne Michaels and SNL, I don't think any of us would be doing this. We make topical comedy which has the shelf life of egg salad, so to do this for 15 years and have tangible proof that what we do isn't just ephemeral is wonderful." The Daily show has now won the award for ten years in a row, signalling a remarkable decade for the topical talk show. And that was a Lovely speech right? Oh wait hold on he wasn't finished. "Years from now, when the earth is just a burning husk and aliens visit, we'll find a box of these and they will know just how predictable these (effing) shows were." There we go.

Elsewhere at The Emmys, Homeland picked up the award for best drama, beating our favourite for the prize, Breaking Bad, and halting Man Men's quest for an unprecedented 5th consecutive award for the category. Bad night for AMC then.