Sure, the acceptance speeches were entertaining. But some of the juiciest utterances from this year's Emmy Awards came after the trophies were doled out.
Read on for a collection of quotes from backstage at this year's ceremony:
>> "We're getting a label-maker tonight." — "Modern Family" director Steve Levitan, on keeping track of the show's numerous Emmys
>> "I can be a little klutz-prone at times, but overall I have an odd grace, like a giraffe, and manage not to fall down." — "Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons, on whether his onscreen pratfalls carry over to real life.
>> "I'm thrilled — I had a crush on Guy Pearce since I was 11 years old, So to even stand in the same room with him was thrilling to me. And to hear him say that onstage tonight was even more of a thrill." — Kate Winslet, on her "Mildred Pierce" co-star's racy comments about her in his acceptance speech
>> "If Amy Poehler thinks something's funny, I'll do it." — "Mike & Molly" star Melissa McCarthy, on the beauty-pageant spoof that preceded her win this year
>> "I'm an actress, and I love talking about the work, so that's what I really like to talk about." — "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, on fielding questions about her curvaceous figure
>> "I love to talk about my figure. What do you want to know?" — "Modern Family"'s Sofia Vergara, on fielding questions about her curvaceous figure