The cast of
"I think my favorite Emmy moment was when Judy Greer ran and jumped in front of a photograph, and then if it's possible to photo-bomb a phone interview she did that," he joked.
"My favorite moment was when Ty Burrell didn't win," said the friend he was with.
"At home you literally jumped out of your seat when that didn't happen," Burrell said gamely.
Stonestreet struck a more serious tone, saying, "We tell family stories people can relate to. Until somebody decides we're not the best comedy, we're going to continue to win."
Winning was also O'Neill's favorite part of the night.
"Believe me, four is better than three," he said of the show's newest statue. "We'd like to get five, we'd like to tie 'Frasier.'"
Until Sunday night, "Frasier" was indeed the most honored show in Emmy history, but the venerable variety show
"I was happy that our director won, I was happy that
Michaels said that overall he had been in sync with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Sunday night.
"There were a few surprises," he said, but wouldn't elaborate on what they were for him. He said he was just looking forward to the new season of "SNL," which kicks off with
The massive party was loud and full to bursting with a who's who of the entertainment industry, including Emmy winner Jeff Daniels,
There was a modestly sized dance floor and table after table of salads, pastas and dainty finger sandwiches. Spirits and wine flowed freely from the many bars throughout the room.
One of the liveliest conversations was happening between
The pair were standing with Cannavale's girlfriend (and
"Where is your award?" asked Merchant, who also stars in the new HBO comedy "Hello Ladies."
Cannavale looked around and frowned.
"I had it on the table earlier," he said. "The kid was like, 'Do you wanna check it?' and I just said, 'Nah, I'll just leave it here.'"
"I would say keep your eye on it," Merchant said. "I heard someone say their award had been stolen, not tonight but in the past."
"How am I going to take it on the plane tomorrow? That's the question," Cannavale said, adding that winning the Emmy was completely surreal.
"It was all in slo-mo," he said as Byrne nodded in agreement beside him. The win was also completely unexpected.
"I always expect it," Merchant chimed in with a sly smile. "I wasn't even in the ceremony and I thought I was gonna win an award. They should give me an award just for my contribution to TV."