The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards is set to air on September 23, and the top nominees are talking about their work! Check out what some of this year's Emmy front-runners are saying about their favorite episodes of their critically acclaimed shows.
Sofia Vergara -- "Modern Family"She's nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series as is her co-star, Julie Bowen. In fact, every adult on the "Modern Family" cast received an Emmy nod, so it's no wonder that during a recent appearance on "Good Afternoon America," actress Sofia Vergara said the "Modern Family" cast thinks of the Emmys as their "own party." As for her favorite episode of all time? Vergara told Glamour, "I love the Halloween episode from two seasons ago -- we were all in costume. I mean, every time I would see Ed O'Neill dressed like a gargoyle, I couldn't stop laughing. It was too much."
John Cryer -- "Two and a Half Men"Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nominee has had many hilarious moments on his hit CBS sitcom, "Two and a Half Men" -- even when his character, Alan, is in crisis mode! In an interview with TV Tattler, John Cryer said one of his favorite moments from the show is the episode when Alan has a nervous breakdown. "I was bemoaning the fact that I'll never have time to read all the great books I wanted to read," Cryer said of his character. "And Charlie said 'Well, if you put a few by the toilet and read one every couple of weeks you'll knock a bunch off.' And I said, 'There's not enough bowel movements left.'"
Tina Fey -- "30 Rock"The seven-time Emmy winner and current nominee for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series recently reflected on some of her favorite moments from "30 Rock." According to the Los Angeles Times, Fey counted the episode "Everything Sunny All the Time Always" as a favorite, due in no small part to guest star Margaret Cho's epic portrayal of Korean dictator Kim Jong II. "To have witnessed that and helped to cause that to happen gives me great joy," Fey said of the episode.
Jon Hamm -- "Mad Men"The "Mad Men" star has been nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series every year since 2008, and he's never won, but while Jon Hamm's Emmy shelf is empty, this year he may even get the last laugh. In addition to his annual Lead Actor nom, the actor is nominated for a comedy Emmy for his guest spot on "30 Rock." Hamm recently told Vulture that his favorite "Mad Men" Season 5 episode is "The Other Woman": the controversial episode that featured Joan's indecent proposal from a sleazy Jaguar dealer. "When it aired, people were sort of outraged by the Joan storyline," Hamm said. "I kind of looked at it, and I was like, 'Wait a minute: Joan's not a saint… And she's also making a very sort of prudent financial decision and very much trading one thing for another.' I found the kind of psychological thing of that very interesting."
Claire Danes -- "Homeland"With one acting Emmy already under her belt (for her performance in "Temple Grandin") actress Claire Danes is up again, this time for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on "Homeland." Danes dished to Gold Derby about her favorite episode of the series. "I really loved 'The Weekend' episode," she said. "That was a really exciting point in the storytelling, sort of the keystone episode where everything really changed. I have a particular fondness for that because that's when I think it started to really find its identity."
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