A lot of talk about being shocked ran in the press room of 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, August 29 night. Edie Falco, for one, is still unable to believe that she is funny enough to be awarded Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. "As soon as someone calls you funny, you're not funny anymore. It becomes something you're aware of. I never really thought of myself as funny, no," she said.
Meanwhile, the winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Jim Parsons, said, "This feels absolutely dream-like and I mean that in the most literal sense of the word. Is this really happening? I don't understand. And I keep waiting for someone to wake me up." His plan of celebrating is simple. "I am the lamest old man but this gives me the energy to go to 10:30 or 11 tonight," Parsons joked.
Eric Stonestreet who claimed Supporting Actor in a Comedy was calmer, opting to talk about his character's next development. "We're gonna meet Cameron's mom, I know that's an episode that's coming. Continue to raise Lily and tell stories that apply to men and women, gay straight, whatever. We just love that we're telling stories that people like and relate to," he said.
Aaron Paul was still holding to his first Emmy tightly. Confessing that he was so shocked, the "Breaking Bad" actor said, "I truly was rooting for either Michael Emerson or Terry O'Quinn because I'm obsessed with 'Lost'. I was not expecting it at all. I'm just so unbelievably honored to be mentioned in the same breath as my fellow nominees, it's just incredible."
Meanwhile, the biggest winning ensemble of the night preferred to embrace their third victory in a row. "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm who took the lead said, "It was completely unexpected, and 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."
Representing another biggest winning ensemble, "Modern Family" creator Steve Levitan said there are no hard feelings between him and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy and "30 Rock" producer Tina Fey. On why he thinks "Modern" can win over the two shows, Levitan said, "I think emotion in comedy has gone out of vogue, and maybe people were hungry for it a little bit, they wanted to laugh but they also wanted to feel something."