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Steven Levitan of "Modern Family"

"Modern Family" co-creator Steven Levitan admitted backstage he was a bit surprised to win the Emmy for comedy series directing. "My money was on 'Palestinian Chicken' to tell you the truth," Levitan said, referring to the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode he was up against. "Those were incredible co-nominees in the category.” I'm praying that everybody doesn't get sick of us," Levitan says of "Modern Family's" three-year run of success at the Emmys. MORE ON THE 2012 EMMYS:

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