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The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards' winners didn't stop talking after they left the stage!
After accepting their awards, the winners headed to the press room to field questions from reporters. Trophy-holders such as Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The Newsroom's Jeff Daniels and more talked about their big (and sometimes surprising wins) and how they planned to celebrate.
So what were the winners saying backstage? And why were some of them talking about twerking?!
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Veep: Backstage, the four-time Emmy winner joked, "I'm going to sleep with it" when asked where she was going to put her latest trophy.
Mark Burnett, Outstanding Reality Series for The Voice: As for how fan-favorite coach Blake Shelton would react to the NBC series' win, executive producer Burnett said, "I'm sure that Blake will be bringing out the Emmy to try and convince people in the next blind auditions to be on his team." The Voice is constantly compared to fellow reality singing competitions American Idol and The X Factor, and Burnett was asked if he felt like this win will finally set the series apart. "There's no humiliation in The Voice and people said that this kind of show would never work without humiliation and that's not true," he said. "America loves kindness and freshness and brilliant music and so we've never felt the comparison ourselves. We're back tomorrow night and we're going to be No. 1 again and this is great."
Stephen Colbert, Outstanding Variety Program for The Colbert Report: Colbert finally ended friend Jon Stewart and The Daily Show's streak. "It feels really amazing, but no one is a bigger fan of Jon Stewart than I am," he said of his win, noting that Stewart is still a winner because he's a producer on The Colbert Report. "I worked for that show when it won Best Show a bunch and now I've worked for this show when it won Best Show and winning Best Show is a lot of fun. I'm second to none on my admiration of Jon and he deserved all those wins."
Merritt Wever, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Veep: Wever's speech will go down as one of the Emmys' most epic as she simply said, "I gotta go, bye," and walked offstage. In the press room, she admitted, "I know I wanted to thank a lot of people. Ugh it's happening again! I wanted to thank everybody at Showtime. I wanted to thank most of all Edie Falco." As for what her surprise win means to her, Wever said, "I don't know yet. I'm scared honestly. I'm scared. I'm scared because it was unexpected, so I don't know how I feel yet. I mean I have therapy next week!"
Jeff Daniels, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for The Newsroom: After beating three-time winner Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Daniels admitted he didn't expect to win. "I have been neutral about this whole thing. I've been nominated a bunch of times, Google it," he said. "So I've been kind of trying not to lean towards it and not to hope too much. There were six of us nominated, there easily could have been 10 of us." Daniel's postshow plans? "We're going to party till dawn," he shared.
Jim Parsons, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory: Not partying till dawn? Parsons, who said, "We'll go to the Governors Ball, but then there's all those afterparties, but I'm not much of an afterparty guy, it's more of an afterthought for me. I'd prefer to read in bed, but that's because I'm 100."
Don Roy King, Outstanding Directing for Saturday Night Live: Will twerking be addressed when Miley Cyrus hosts the NBC series in October?! "I hope so. However I won't know till that Wednesday night of that second week when she shows up," King said. "She hosted once before in my seven years and she was willing to do anything and she had a variety of characters. She was charming and sweet, and my guess is that she will be so again in two weeks."
Another former Disney darling that King had kind words for? Fan-favorite SNL host Justin Timberlake! "He is a remarkably versatile comedian, he has characters that pop up out of nowhere, he is willing to try anything, he works with writers in a way that makes him so so flexible and he can certainly move and certainly sing and he looks pretty good too," King gushed. "When he first hosted people were surprised at how versatile he was, but of course he started in the sketch comedy world with the Mickey Mouse Club and it had a similar kind of thread to it and he had some pretty good skills there."
Anna Gunn, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad: Gunn admitted her win felt like vindication for the hatred her character Skyler has endured from fans during the AMC hit's five-year run: "It just feel tremendous, it's just been the most remarkable ride to be on this show, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I'm overwhelmed," she said. "I'm extremely happy, but yeah, I'm very happy that people out there that seem to enjoy Skyler!"
Derek Hough, Outstanding Choreography for Dancing With the Stars: Sorry ABC, but Hough said the show's mirror-ball trophy doesn't compare to his Emmy. "It's like apples and oranges, but this is pretty, this is very, very special." Hough also talked season 17's new cast, saying, "I think it's great. Our premiere show was up, there was a bigger demographic and with season 17 we were very happy about that. The cast is fantastic they're very dynamic and I really think that it's going to be a very exciting season and I'm going to do my best to make it as entertaining as I can and do my part in that."
Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Homeland: While the star was thrilled to win, she did have one concern when it came to her nine-month-old son. "I'm just hoping he's not going to impale himself on this thing, I'm going to keep it very elevated at a place that he can't injure himself terrible. But it's going to be a while before I let him watch any Homeland episode, let's put it that way!"
And the night's winners weren't the only ones having all the fun. VIPs including host Neil Patrick Harris, Michael J. Fox and Elton John were treated to candy from Dylan's Candy Bar backstage and in their dressing rooms. The delicious party buckets featured some of the celebs' favorite treats, including chocolate and peanut butter candies for NPH and sugar-free goodies for John.