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?
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!”
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.”
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.”