Backstage At The Emmys With 'Modern Family'


For all you Modern Family fans out there, tonight is a night to celebrate.

For the fourth year in a row, ABC's Modern Family won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. This year, it beat out some tough competition, including The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Veep, Louie and the final season of 30 Rock.

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The cast and creator of Modern Family met up with ET backstage after the win, and the excitement was palpable.

"I don't think any of us were counting on a win, so it's all the sweeter," said Modern Family star Julie Bowen, who plays Claire Dunphy on the show. Bowen has said in recent interviews that she was honored the show was even nominated, as it has been around for five seasons and a nomination, and especially a win, means the show is still going strong.

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"I think we're really good," said Eric Stonestreet, when he was asked about what advice he could give to the cast of the TV shows Modern Family has frequently beaten for the award. "I think our writers are great and our show's great, and I think we have a talented cast. That doesn't diminish any other work any other show is doing, but unfortunately one show has to win and we're fortunate enough to win these last four years."

Check out the video for more from the cast of Modern Family, and hear from the creator about why comedy writers do the tough work they do.