Julianna Margulies, ‘The Good Wife’
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Emmy Awards 2014: Quotes from the stars

Julianna Margulies, ‘The Good Wife’
You said it’s a wonderful time for women on TV. Why?: “Look at what’s happening right now ... All these incredible actresses are being written as complicated, interesting characters -- and you don’t see any of the characters we play in film.”  (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Louis C.K., ‘Louie’
On the Emmy win: “I didn’t grow up thinking I’d get something like this. The show is very important to me. I’m proud of it. I’m happy.” (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Kathy Bates, ‘American Horror Story: Coven’
On what she hopes her legacy is: “I hope I can be remembered for making people laugh and making people cry. And [for bringing] some humanity to characters who might not otherwise have any.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Vince Gilligan (far right), ‘Breaking Bad’
The season was so critically acclaimed -- is this icing on the cake?: “This is a wonderful icing on the cake. The cake -- the substance -- the cake itself was getting to work with these wonderful people for six years. It’s the icing. It’s the cherry on top. It’s the fudge. I’m getting hungry.”  (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Ty Burrell, ‘Modern Family’
On not expecting the win: “I know that these things don’t really last forever ... I was pleasantly surprised that the show won and that the Emmy voters still enjoy the show ... I think the writers are writing some of the best episodes we’ve ever made.” (Jordan Strauss / Invision / Associated Press)
Steve Levitan (center), ‘Modern Family’
On the series’ plot points: “We’re constantly robbing from our lives. A fight breaks out on the dinner table and we’re jotting it down. And one of [us] fights with our wife and of course that’s between us, they say, and we turn that into story.” (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
On her outfit: “I’m wearing [Roberto] Cavalli. I do not own it. Lorraine Schwartz earrings. I do not own it. And Kmart underwear. I own it. That’s it, that’s all I’m wearing.” (Chris Pizzello / Invision / Associated Press)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ‘Veep’
On what drew her to the role: “The part of playing an unhappy vice president was a slam dunk as far as I was concerned. I love the idea of being powerful and powerless at the same time. It mirrors Hollywood in lots of ways and it’s lots of fun to play. It’s a phenomenal role.” (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Cary Joji Fukunaga, ‘True Detective’
On the series moving forward: “The show had a lot of difficult challenges. It was an immense amount of work and a very short time to make it. It’s just awesome that people are recognizing the value of the quality of the work.” (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Bertram van Munster, ‘The Amazing Race’
On keeping the show original: “We go around the world and scout. ... I cannot tell you the years I’ve spent by now in a van with a sliding door, just looking at stuff from Siberia to Liberia to Africa, what have you. The show is put together as we’re traveling around the globe.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Jessica Lange, ‘American Horror Story’
What other accolades are you striving for?: “I wanna win the Belmont Stakes. I mean, this is wonderful. It’s a great honor to be recognized by the academy and I’m thrilled.” (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Stephen Colbert, ‘The Colbert Report’
Pick one person out of your staff and highlight what they do: “Erica arranged the breakfast buffet this morning. And for that alone I love you. All of these people are integral to the show. All of these people work all day. ... I cannot begin to express my gratitude to all those people.”  (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Sarah Silverman, ‘Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles’
What would your mom think about you going barefoot?: “My Jewish mom wears overalls and two different colored socks, so I think she’d think it was cool. ... They hurt. They’re by Geppetto and I remember that because he made Pinocchio and clearly designed shoes for the Nazi war effort.” (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Gail Mancuso, ‘Modern Family’
On locking eyes with Matthew McConaughey during her acceptance speech: “I know if I tried to look at my cast, who I love so much, I would tear up. I thought, ‘What’s the next best thing? Matthew McConaughey.’ And he played with me, which was great.” (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images)
Steven Moffat, ‘Sherlock: His Last Vow’
On Series 4 topping ‘Sherlock: His Last Vow’: “We have a plan to top it. I do think our plan is devastating ... reduced [the] cast to tears by telling the plan.” (Jordan Strauss / Invision / Associated Press)
Colin Bucksey, ‘Fargo’
What were the issues encountered while filming?: “Wearing boots that are good down to -140 degrees I think was a first and using a blow torch to keep a piece of equipment - a dolly - from freezing was a first too.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Noah Hawley, ‘Fargo’
On habits picked up from working on the show: “Well, you know, I think we all realize not to stand too close to the heaters because you will catch fire.” (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Warren Littlefield, ‘Fargo’
On the win: “To be there in the cold of Calgary for 18 hours a day for five months -- to be in the cold to do something we loved - and get this is great. ... With the directors and lots of help from weather, it was the most fantastic experience we had.” (Richard Shotwell / Invision / Associated Press)
Allison Janney, ‘Mom’
On her velvet magenta number by Nicholas Jebran: “You can pet me,” she said of the gown she settled on after trying on 30 dresses. “Beyonce wore this designer last night,” she bragged. “So I’m on point.” (Jordan Strauss / Invision / Associated Press)
Joe Morton, ‘Scandal’
On his on-screen daughter: “I really hope Kerry [Washington] wins tonight,” he said on the carpet. As for his show “Scandal?” “There’s no show like it. It’s very character-driven. [Writer] Shonda Rhimes is a genius.”  (Phil McCarten / Invision for the Television Academy)
Laverne Cox, ‘Orange Is the New Black’
On attending the Emmys: “These are dreams I planted for myself many years ago ... a black transsexual from Alabama is at the Emmys.... I am grateful every single day.”  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Julianna Margulies, ‘The Good Wife’
On pre-show horror: “I was so nervous about getting here. Everyone was sending me articles about how bad it was going to be this year. But I got a golf cart ride so I didn’t have to ride in heels and it’s not that hot. It’s so mellow! I’m very relieved.” (Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Audi)
Rico Rodriguez, ‘Modern Family’
On his return to the Emmys: “We just finished week three of filming,” the young star said. “It’s fun to be here and see all your old friends.”  (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
R.J. Mitte, ‘Breaking Bad’
On his hit show “Breaking Bad”: “It’s our last hurrah,” the actor said. He’s pictured here with his mother.  (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Christine Baranski, ‘The Good Wife’
On her gown and nerves: “I wanted to look like the Chrysler building,” she said, pointing to her long sapphire and diamond earrings. “I know what to expect here now, but anyone who tells you they’re not nervous before they call your name is lying.” (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kate Mulgrew, ‘Orange Is the New Black’
On playing the character Red on “Orange Is the New Black”: “It’s “a complete rush,” she said, walking the carpet with co-star Lea DeLaria. “How she [Red] resides with me I don’t know, but when I tap within me, she just comes out.” (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Roma Downey, ‘The Bible’
Actress Roma Downey on her husband Mark Burnett’s biblical-like beard: “I think it’s rugged and sexy,” she said, tugging at his facial hair. “And I can tell it gives him a sense of freedom.”  (Angela Weiss / Getty Images)
Bob Odenkirk, ‘Breaking Bad’
On “Better Call Saul” fan anticipation: “Everyone from cab drivers to the guy at customs who told me his sister in Romania loved Saul,” he said on the red carpet. “I don’t think all of the ‘Breaking Bad’ fans are with me, but most of them are.”  (Scott Gries / Getty Images)
Matthew Weiner, ‘Mad Men’
On the final season of the period drama: “The last couple of days of filming were very emotional,” he said. “I wrote the pilot 14 years ago. This a third of my life so far.”  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Dana Brunetti, ‘House of Cards’
On the Netflix buzz: “We’re old hat now,” joked executive producer Brunetti. “When we were first announced, people thought we were crazy -- now those same people are asking, ‘How do I get my show on Netflix?’”  (Nathaniel E. Bell / AP)
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