Jeff Daniels, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Win Emmy Gold

"Modern Family," "Breaking Bad" and Michael Douglas were all honored on TV's biggest night.
3:12 | 09/23/13

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Now to the night of surprises at the emmys. Amy robach backstage for all the excitement. They've been going all night long. Amy, you're giving us the full hollywood this morning. Va va voom! Good morning, everyone. The emmy parties, the afterparties are just wrapping up. An hour ago, the lobby was still filled with people celebrating the night's big winners. No shortage of smiles backstage. "Modern family." Reporter: Call it lucky number four. America's favorite family bringing home the emmy for best comedy again. None of us grew up feeling like winners. So thank you to the bullies, to the -- popular kids. Jeff daniels. Reporter: The acting awards belonged to cable. Jeff daniels beat out kevin spacey and bryan cranston. The last thing I won was best actor over 50 from the aarp. Julia louis-dreyfus. It's almost too much to bear. I would like to thank our -- my family. Reporter: The award for shortest acceptance speech went to merritt wever. Thank you so much. I gotta go, bye. Reporter: Host neal patrick harris skipped an opening number and was heckled. Take your pants off. And twerk it. Reporter: White a halftime show. ♪ That's the number in the middle of the show ♪ Reporter: Derek hough proved he had all the right moves by winning outstanding choreographer. What is that moment like when they call out your name? It's unbelievable. I'm so excited. Reporter: Behind the candlabra won. You deserve half of this. So -- you want the bottom or the top? Reporter: Will ferrell helped close out the night showing up in shorts and with his three children. You cannot play angry birds right now. They called me literally 45 minutes ago. I couldn't find child care. Reporter: And on the fifth try, a critical darling took home the best drama. "Breaking bad." Reporter: We had such an exciting position backstage. I got the talk to all of the winners after the acceptance speeches. I was shocked by big hollywood names with big wins. Claire danes and tina fey told me, it never gets less exciting with each win. We'll have those interviews coming up. Looking good, amy. We'll get back to you as you said. It was looser. Wild. It was a great night. Will ferrell in board shorts. Gotta go, gotta go.

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