updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 09/23/2013 AT 7:00 AM ET
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The Big Bang Theory star shoulders a new addition to his collection – Sunday’s Emmy win is his third for lead actor in a comedy series. “I want you to know I’m very aware of how exceedingly fortunate I am,” Parsons, 40, said in his speech.
She was still a little shy when it came to photos, but the “scared” Nurse Jackie star managed to get a few more words out. “I’m sorry I didn’t thank anyone. I was going to cry,” Wever, 33, said backstage. “I don’t know how to feel yet … I have therapy next week,” the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series winner joked.
A dark-horse winner for supporting actor in a comedy series, the Veep star, 42, was pleasantly surprised by his nod – although his statuette already has a friend at home. “My wife [Martel Thompson] has an Emmy for makeup, so I’m just catching up to her,” Hale, who also portrays Buster Bluth in Arrested Development, quipped backstage.
The Veep star was a winner in the lead actress in a comedy series for the second year in a row, but brought a purse-holding buddy onstage this year. Costar and fellow winner Hale mimicked his Veep role and joined Louis-Dreyfus, 52, to remind her to thank her husband and sons and express how much she loves them. More seriously, “I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to make people laugh,” she said. “It’s a joyful way to make a living.”
The commanding actor was honored as best outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his turn as homicidal gangster Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire, but, clutching his Emmy, Cannavale sweetly spoke about bringing son Jake to college and “the love of my life, Rose,” a nod to newly blonde girlfriend Byrne.
Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield
Fey may have sarcastically snapped, “No one said you could talk,” to Wigfield as they accepted their award for outstanding writing in a comedy series, 30 Rock, but the scribes showed just how warm their relationship really is by hugging in the PEOPLE photo booth.
It was a surprise win for the Newsroom star, who good-naturedly told the crowd that the honor was a step up from the last one he received. “I won the Best Actor Over 50 from the AARP,” Daniels, 58, said. “With all due respect to the AARP, this is better.”