How to Give a Winning Awards Season Acceptance Speech, According to Eileen Davidson
#RHOBH's Daytime Emmy winner shares her tips on what you should and shouldn't do if you win.
Eileen Davidson won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2014 for her performance as Kristen DiMera on Days of Our Lives. So The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills soap star knows a thing or two about awards show etiquette.
As we enter into the heart of awards season, the nominees might want to look to Eileen for some advice — especially when it comes to the all-important acceptance speech. "When you're giving an acceptance speech, you want to remember the people that helped you get it, which would be the producers, the directors, the writers, for sure, and you want to also remember your family," Eileen told The Daily Dish (clip above). "So you're stressing out up there, trying to squeeze everybody in. You're bound to forget somebody. I forgot a couple people in my acceptance speech. I felt like crap after that."
However, remaining gracious when you don't win is just as important as when you do. "And then when you're nominated for something and the camera's on you waiting for you to react, you just want to pile on this giant smile, like you don't really care that you just lost," Eileen demonstrated. "And, you know, some are better at it than others." -Reporting by Megan Segura
Luckily, Eileen could openly express her joy when she won her Daytime Emmy. Her love of working in soaps was also apparent last season on RHOBH.