“I didn’t have a lot of designers offering me dresses, but I think that will change now,Â" Panjabi joked in the press room.
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR | DRAMA
Â"I couldn’t believe they actually called my name,Â" said Paul of his first Emmy win. Â"I sat in my seat for a little bit. I didn’t know what to say, and I’m sure I looked like an idiot. But it was fantastic.Â"
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR | DRAMA
“It’s like having a great meal to do the show,Â" Cranston described backstage. Â"Then to be awarded an Emmy is a beautiful flambe dessert. I feel gluttonous. It’s more than I can take in. I feel like I’m gonna become a diabetic.”
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS | COMEDY
“Oh, this is the most ridiculous thing that has ever happened in the history of this awards show. I’m not funny!” said Falco after winning the comedy category.
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR | COMEDY
Â"This is really incredible,Â" Stonestreet exclaimed upon accepting the statue. Â"All I wanted to be was a clown in the circus when I was a kid growing up.Â"
Jane Lynch, Glee
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS | COMEDY
“This is outlandish!” Lynch declared before thanking Â"my lord and creator, Ryan Murphy, for creating this role.Â"
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR | COMEDY
Parsons shared his post-win plans backstage: “I am the lamest old man! IÂ'm tired, but I think this gives me enough energy to stay up to 10:30 or 11. I could rock out with some ice cream!Â"
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS | DRAMA
“You think you don’t have a chance in hell in winning after five [tries],Â" surmised Sedgwick. Â"It’s always a gift and a surprise to be invited to the party. Â… Today, I’m beyond my wildest dreams.”
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“It was completely unexpected,Â" star Jon Hamm spoke on behalf of the cast backstage. Â"The quality of the nominees this season more than any other, really, is phenomenal. To be singled out in that group of shows continues to be amazing. We’re humbled and thankful.”
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“We are so happy that you have let us into your families,” enthused executive producer Steven Levitan upon accepting the award.