Modern Family grabbed three awards early in the evening, with wins for stars Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet, and co-creator Steve Levitan. Meanwhile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home an award for HBO's Veep, and Jon Cryer snagged his first win in the lead actor category for CBS' Two and a Half Men.
Here are what the winners had to say backstage after their wins at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards:
Julie Bowen of Modern Family, oustanding supporting actress in a comedy series: Reacting to her second consecutive win in the category, Bowen actress told reporters after her win that she would put her statue up high, where her son couldn't reach it. (He broke her previous statue.) Read the complete story here.
Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men, lead actor in a comedy series: Cryer said his win "shocked" him. It was Cryer's first time being nominated in the category, as Charlie Sheen was submitted in that category when he was on the show. That made sense, Cryer said. "When Charlie and I were doing the show together, the show really rested on Charlie," he said. "He was the one practically in every scene. The show was structured around his character." Read the complete story here.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep, lead actress in a comedy series: "Well I would say this is just a hell of a lot of good fortune," said Julia Louis-Dreyfus, now having Emmys for Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Veep. "I'm thrilled to get this for a third series I've done. I need an Advil. I have a headache. I'm going to have a glass of wine, and my husband and I brought our 15-year-old son to the show tonight, so it's very excited that he's here. He'll go to the governors ball with us, but then he has to go home because he has school tomorrow."