Sarah Silverman called boyfriend Michael Sheen her "love" during her acceptance speech at the 2014 Emmys on Aug. 25. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Busted! Funnywoman Sarah Silverman let a touch of genuine emotion slip out while accepting her Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing For a Variety Special on Monday, Aug. 25. 

The We Are Miracles star, 43, jokingly thanked her team before saying, "Mark Flanagan at Largo. Thank you for making Largo my home, and for introducing me to my love, Mr. Fancypants Sheen."

Silverman, who has remained relatively tight-lipped about her romance, has been dating British actor Michael Sheen since February. They met at the Masters of Sex star's 45th birthday party in West Hollywood. 

The flash of sincerity in Silverman's speech came after the comedienne sprinted to the stage barefoot to accept her award, and showed off her "liquid pot" to E! host Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet. 

Concluding her speech she said, "We're all just made of molecules and we're hurtling through space right now. Thank you."