Emmys’ Best Backstage Quotes: Bryan Cranston, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and More

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ plan to sleep with her statuette, Anna Gunn talks Skyler haters, and other notable backstage moments from this year’s Emmys

The 2013 Emmy Awards are upon us, and after the predictable (and, in “Nurse Jackie” star Merritt Wever’s case, mercifully brief), acceptance speeches, the stars are heading backstage where they can deliver some real dish — in the press room, where they face reporters’ questions without the benefit of endless preparation.

As the awards roll in and the stars have their say, TheWrap brings you the best, most outrageous and most ridiculous quotes from Sunday’s winners.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Lead actress in a comedy series)

On where she’ll keep her Emmy: “I’m going to sleep with it.”

On what the Emmy win means to her:”It means a ton, because I’ve lost many, many more times than I’ve won.”

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Tina Fey (Outstanding writing in a comedy series)

On a possible “30 Rock” reunion: “It’lll be an IMAX movie, and it will be one minute long, playing in the National History Museum.

Merritt Wever (Supporting actress in a comedy series)

On her blink-and-you-missed it acceptance speech for supporting actress in a comedy series: “I wanted to thank a lot of people … (pause) … ugh, it’s happening again.”

On what the Emmy win means to her:  “I don’t know yet; I’m scared, honestly. I’m scared because it’s unexpected …. I have therapy next week.”

Anna Gunn (Supporting actress in a drama series)

On the abundance of Skyler-haters among “Breaking Bad” fans: “I’m glad that there are people out there that like Skyler.”

Bobby Cannavale (Supporting actor in a drama series)

On his post-Emmys party plans:  “I guess I’ll go to that HBO party, then I’ll go to the losers’ party, but I’ll have to pay $1,000, because if you win and go to the losers’ party you have to pay.”

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Jeff Daniels (Lead actor in a drama series)

On his plans after his win: “I’m going to get on a plane to Atlanta to shoot ‘Dumb and Dumber To.’ (pause) The intellectual freefall from Will McAvoy to Harry Dunne is mind-blowing.”

Michael Douglas (Lead actor in a miniseries or movie)

On whether he had prepared his bawdy acceptance speech: “I wasn’t prepared on the response on the two-hander, the bottom and the top I thought about.”

Claire Danes (Lead actress in a drama series)

On whether she’d be able to go out and celebrate her Emmy win with an infant son at home: “I just hope he is not going impale himself on this [statue].”

“Breaking Bad” cast (Outstanding drama series)

On their Emmys win: “Emmys, bitch!”

Bryan Cranston, on the series win: “This is the answer to a wish and a prayer for me. I have been blessed in the past, and this show has been nominated in the past, but what I wanted is what we got .”

Vince Gilligan, on the importance of streaming: “I think Netflix kept us on the air. I don’t think our show woud have made it past Season 2 without streaming.”

Tony Hale (Supporting actor in a comedy series)

On his Emmy win: “It’s nuts; I completely left my body. It’s so surreal.”

Mark Burnett: (Outstanding reality-competition series, “The Voice”)

On “The Voice”beating out “The Amazing Race”: “Considering everyone comes up to me weekly and says how much they love ‘The Amazing Race,’ it feels pretty good to beat the show I don’t actually produce.”

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Stephen Colbert (Outstanding variety series, “The Colbert Report”):

On beating “The Daily Show”: “I’m really proud of  [‘The Colbert Report’], but no one is a bigger fan of Jon Stewart than I am … Jon Stewart’s streak is not broken; he is an executive producer on this show.”

Ellen Burstyn (Supporting actress in a mini-series or a movie)

On the commotion in the press room when “Breaking Bad” won Outstanding Drama Series: “You’ve got all the great shows right now; you’re distracted, I don’t blame you.”