The first-time winner called the gig "the most amazing job ever" onstage. "All I wanted to be was a clown in the circus when I was a kid growing up," People quoted Stonestreet as saying. Another freshman series, 'Glee", collected an award for director Ryan Murphy and Jane Lynch, who won outstanding supporting actress in a comedy for her role as the scheming Sue Sylvester.
In a shout-out to the ensemble cast, she joked, "I love you. You're young and you're wonderful. You're fresh-faced, and when I'm not seething with jealousy, I'm so proud of you." Edie Falco claimed outstanding actress in a comedy for Nurse Jackie and Jim Parsons won outstanding actor in a comedy for The Big Bang Theory.