President and CEO of CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves made a personal appearance, introducing Harmon.
"The best part of [this] is Mark has to stand here while I say nice things about him, and he can't run away from me like he usually does," Moonves joked.
"I think it's really good for the show," Harmon said of being honored. "I think it has something to do with longevity, which I'm proud of, but I'm most proud of being a working actor. That's what I tried to do a long time ago when I first started here. That I'm still around hopefully means that I'm doing something right."