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Quotes from the 2011 Emmys Press Room

Press Room Quotes from the Emmy Winners

Julie Bowen, Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

"I think this show allows me to look at my child and love and hate them at once. I love my kids so much, but there are moments when I really wouldn't mind if a giant hook pull them off my stage of life -- and that's how Claire feels. I think if I weren't a parent, that dichotomy would confuse me." —"Modern Family" winner Julie Bowen on being a real-life mom.

Ty Burrell, Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

"I have the benefit of having a fake wife and a real wife and I get my nerves soothed by both of them." --"Modern Family" star Ty Burrell.JulieBowen added, "My sister wife."

Jim Parsons, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

"He congratulated me, sweet and banal. Wish there was something more lurid to say." --"Big Bang Theory" actor Jim Parsons on what Charlie Sheen told him backstage

Melissa McCarthy, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

"If Amy Poehler thinks something is funny, I'll do it." --"Mike & Molly" star Melissa McCarthy on why all the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series went up on stage together.

Margo Martindale, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

"It's been a joyous year, a great ride. A perfect fit for me. Unfortunately, they killed me off. Maybe they'll regret it. It was a poetic ending for that character, however." --Margo Martindale on her "Justified" character

Peter Dinklage, Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

"I mentioned her and not my manager, who is really responsible for my getting the job. My mom will be happy about that." --"Game of Thrones" actor Peter Dinklage on why he thanked his dog sitter, Kitty

Martin Scorsese, Directing for a Drama Series

"I've always dreamed of getting involved in a project where the characters could develop over a period of time. It's exciting." --Martin Scorsese said about his HBO show, "Boardwalk Empire."

Guy Pearce, Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

"I had sex with Kate Winslet about four times, so that's what was really in the forefront of my mind." - Guy Pearce on his acceptance speech, pointing out the numerous love scenes with his "Mildred Pierce" co-star.

Kate Winslet, Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

"I think we all said our peace about the fire when it happened and we are all very thankful to be alive. I was in the right place at the right time to help Eve out of the house. She was already out of her bedroom, had made it that far and I was just there to speed things along." --"Mildred Pierce" star Kate Winslet on saving Richard Branson's mother last month when a fire broke out in Branson' Caribbean home.

Sofia Vergara, Best Comedy Series

"I love to talk about my figure. What am I wearing underneath? I'm wearing underwear from my K-mart line.' —"Modern Family" funnylady Sofia Vergara