Homeland upended Mad Men for the Drama Series Emmy, breaking the AMC series' near-historic win streak, so obviously the big topic of discussion backstage was Claire Danes' pregnancy. 


Damian Lewis got things rolling when a reporter asked the Brit how he planned to celebrate his win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Lewis joked that he and Danes were bound for a romantic getaway.

"When that baby is a ginger," the red-haired Lewis said, "you guys are going to have a field day."

That part was also a joke. Lewis and Danes are married—to other people. Danes and husband Hugh Dancy announced in July that they're expecting their first child.

On Emmy night, Danes' drape of a gown hid her bump well, but it was there—the bump, that is, not the baby. 

"Thank God, I am not having my child right now," said an enthused Danes, a winner herself for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

It took a while, and a few questions about national security, a subject on which Lewis and Danes are also both experts, natch, for the talk to finally turn to Don Draper's crew.

Returning to the press-conference room after her show's big win, Danes said of Mad Men, "We didn't make our show to just undermine them."

"We're delighted and thrilled and a little startled," she continued. "It feels pretty nice."

No, an Emmy's no baby, but it's not bad, either.

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