Sally Field, who won outstanding lead actress in a drama for her work on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," made a big impact on stage during an acceptance speech by making the only politically charged remarks during the Emmys' live telecast.
Asked how she felt about the possibility that her speech would be the subject of much discussion in the press the following morning, the actress simply said, "Oh well ... I've been here before."
In her role on the series, Field plays Nora Walker, a woman whose son is in the military in Iraq. She took the opportunity to pay tribute to real-life mothers, saying, "If the mothers ruled the world, there would be no g--damned wars in the first place."
Backstage, there was speculation that Field's remarks would be censored during the rebroadcast of the show in the West. Her response, again: "Oh, well."