Modern Family swept the 2011 Emmy Awards Sunday night, taking home five golden statues in the categories of Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Comedy, Best Directing and Best Writing for a Comedy, and the big one... Outstanding Comedy Series.
Here’s what the cast and crew had to say about the multiple wins:
Co-creator of the series Steve Levitan is “beyond thrilled” with all of the wins. He joked that everyone is "getting a label maker," so as not to mix up whose statue is whose.
Bowen, meanwhile, thought Betty White had the trophy in the bag. "I kind of thought it was a lock on Betty White. I think if I didn't have a dog in this fight — and I had two [herself and Sofia Vergara] — I would have voted for Betty White," she said.
Burrell complimented his TV wife, saying it's difficult to win for playing the straight (wo)man to the jokester.
"I have to step in and say that I think it's an even greater credit to what Julie does that the straight person wins an Emmy," he told press. "The fact that she won is due to her resourcefulness as an actor."
Levitan assured media in the press room that the cast would be celebrating hard. "Those over 21 will be drinking. We're going to go out and have a party and hang out together and have fun."
Ed O'Neill (Jay Pritchett) was nervous as to whether or not the show could do a repeat win in Outstanding Comedy Series. "To repeat is difficult, for us to have done it — I'm relieved," he noted.
Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker) says that there is “no decision” when it comes to the cast submitting themselves as supporting rather than lead actors. “We consider ourselves an ensemble cast. No one carries the weight more than anybody else on the show," he explained.
Congrats to the entire cast and crew! We can’t wait for the big Season 3 premiere, Wednesday night on ABC!
Source: PopSugar, Hollywood Reporter