Memorable Quotes From the Primetime Emmy Awards

Julianna Margulies (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Julianna Margulies (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — Heard at the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

++ “Modern Family was this close to being animated. That’s how much we didn’t want to work with kids.” – “Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan acknowledging the child actors on the show as he accepts the award for outstanding comedy series.

++ “We are showing the world that there’s absolutely nothing wrong in a relationship between an old man and a hot young woman. Looking around this room, I see many of you agree.” – Steve Levitan, co-creator of “Modern Family,” as he accepts the award for outstanding comedy series.

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++ “It was delightful working on `Mildred Pierce.’ I got to have sex with Kate Winslet many, many times. (Looking at Kate Winslet in the audience.) Thank you for allowing me to insert myself into your world of Mildred.”- Guy Pearce, as he accepts the award for supporting actor in a mini-series, “Mildred Pierce.”

++ “I love being your good wife and I’m so grateful you have no political aspirations.” – Julianna Margulies to her husband, as she accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in drama series “The Good Wife,” in which she plays a politician’s wife.

++ “Welcome back to the `Modern Family’ award show. We’ve decided to throw them into the drama category and see what happens.” – Host Jane Lynch, upon returning from a commercial break after “Modern Family” sweeps the first slate of awards.

++ “There’s Betty White. She’s the reason we start the show at 5 p.m. on the West Coast.” – Host Jane Lynch as she opens the show, referring to the 89-year-old White’s age.

++ “Katie Holmes is in the audience. I’d love to say something funny about her but I’m scared of her husband” (Tom Cruise) – Host Jane Lynch, as she opens the show.

++ “Real life handed us the stories. My children walked in on my wife and I while we were in the act…Thank you to my somewhat satisfied wife and to my three traumatized children.” – “Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan, accepting the award for writing on comedy series.

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