September 23, 2013 3:28 PM EST
Primetime Emmy 2013: Backstage Talks and Photos
It is not just the stage where winners at Emmy share their thoughts, they go backstage and talk more about the show, where they are going to keep the statuette, thank the casts and crew, and more.
So what are the winners talking about when they get off the stage?
Jim Parsons, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, "The Big Bang Theory"
The actor thanked the efforts of the show's writers for making his character so memorable. "I think writing is the key - it's the linchpin of whether (a show) works or doesn't," Parsons said.
He continued that the consistency in his character clubbed with superb writing is what making him come back again and again to the show through the seventh season. "The decisions the writers make are what keeps Sheldon so grounded."
On the feeling of winning again, he said that the feeling has not changed and described it like "the feeling you have when you narrowly miss getting into a car accident. The adrenalin that drives up is so severe. I'm not sure if it's a psychological disorder or the name of the game."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, "Veep"
"I'm going to sleep with it," Julia shared when asked where she is planning to keep the trophy. She is a four-time Emmy winner but shared that she had lost 10. Julia said, "I've actually lost many more times than I won. I've lost 10 times. So, it's delicious to win."
Merritt Wever, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, "Nurse Jackie"
With her shortest acceptance speech and certainly a memorable one, Merritt Wever was speechless and ran out of her thoughts even backstage. After saying, "I gotta go. Bye," she was all apologetic backstage. "I know, I wanted to thank a lot of people. Ugh, it's happening again," she said.
She thanked her co-star Edie Falco and everyone at Showtime. When asked how she feels, Wever said, "I don't know yet. I'm scared, honestly. I'm scared because it was unexpected, so I don't know how to feel yet. I mean, I have therapy next week."
Jeff Daniels, Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, "The Newsroom"
Daniels revealed backstage that he didn't expect to win. "I have been neutral about this whole thing. I've been nominated a bunch of times, Google it," Daniels said.
"So I've been kind of trying not to lean towards it and not to hope too much. There were six of us nominated, there easily could have been ten of us," he added. On his post-show plans, he said, "We're going to party 'til dawn."
Anna Gunn, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, "Breaking Bad"
"It just feel tremendous, it's just been the most remarkable ride to be on this show, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I'm overwhelmed," Gunn said on her win.
"I'm extremely happy but ye, I'm very happy that people out there that seem to enjoy Skyler!" She added.
Check out some of the backstage photos from Primetime Emmy 2013.