Last summer, Patton Oswalt was on the stage at Broad Run High School’s graduation garnering plenty of laughs while sharing words of wisdom at his alma mater. Last night, he was on stage in Hollywood accepting an Emmy award.
The 1987 Broad Run graduate and former Sterling resident took top honors for outstanding writing for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for his 2016 Netflix special “Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping.” The stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor is best known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens,” providing the voice of Remy in “Ratatouille” and three Agents Koenig on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Oswalt’s acceptance speech was one of the award show’s most memorable as he paid tribute to his late wife.
“I want to share this with two people. My daughter Alice who is waiting at home. And the other one is waiting somewhere else, I hope,” he said. His wife, Michelle McNamara, died in April at age 46.