'Yahoo at the Awards': What Does It Feel Like to Win an Emmy? Creative Arts Winners Share Their Post-Emmy Bliss

Victoria Leigh Miller
Yahoo! TV Emmys Blog

Ever wonder what it feels like to win an Emmy Award? "Yahoo at the Awards" caught up with some of this year's new winners backstage at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards to find out how they were feeling, and their postwin reactions ranged from heartfelt gratitude to, well, hunger pangs.

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn were emotional after their joint win for outstanding reality host. Or at least Tim was. The "Project Runway" star told Yahoo's Kristen Aldridge, "I'm teary, to be perfectly honest. I'm so filled with emotion, and I just have to say, I have Heidi to thank for even being here with you. Honestly, thank you for letting me stand here with you."

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Of course, the mushy stuff isn't for everyone. Anthony Bourdain (who won the Outstanding Informational Series Emmy for his travel and food series "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown") was ready to celebrate his win with a party: "It's gonna get ugly ... in a good way," he joked. "I suspect there will be alcohol involved."

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series winner Melissa Leo ("Louie") knows a thing or two about winning: In 2011 she received an Academy Award for her role in the big-screen drama "The Fighter." But her new Emmy won't be mingling with her Oscar: "No, no, they have separate cabinets," she said. "I don't want them to fight in the night when I'm not there with them."

Carrie Preston (who won as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for "The Good Wife") isn't quite sure how she made it through her acceptance speech: "I'm having an out-of-body experience right now," she said. "I don't know who was out there talking, but I'm glad she got through it."

Fifty-one years after his first Emmy nomination, comedy icon Bob Newhart finally won his first Emmy, for his guest spot as Professor Proton on "Big Bang Theory." The Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series winner said he's feeling "just great" after his standing O-worthy win. "It really was a tough category," he said. 

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Rob Corddry was blunt — and famished. The "Children's Hospital" creator said he was "so (bleeping) hungry" after the long ceremony that earned him a repeat Emmy for his work on the satirical medical drama. "I would almost trade it for a sandwich," he joked. "And a bottle of water."

"Inside the Actors Studio" host James Lipton (winner for Outstanding Informational Series) said he wants to share the good vibes. "I feel great," he said. "It's a feeling I wish everyone who's watching this could have at some time in their lives. It's incomparable."

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Series winner Dan Bucatinsky revealed that although he had a speech in his pocket, he didn't reach for it. (Heck, he didn't even button his jacket!) Backstage at the Creative Arts Emmys, the "Scandal" guest star was still reeling from his Emmy win. "I can't believe it. My heart is pounding," he said. "If I have a heart attack, are you trained in CPR?"

Who says Emmy fashion is just for the ladies?

"Behind the Candelabra" executive producer Jerry Weintraub showed off his snazzy, embellished shoes, and he had a story to tell about them: "I was at Buckingham Palace a few weeks ago, and I wore them to a black-tie dinner, and I was asked by one of the royals — I won't tell you who — 'Who is your cobbler?'" (Hmmm ... do you think it was Kate Middleton? Because we all know the new mom has a passion for fashion.)

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And Emmy presenters Joel McHale and Dan Harmon ("Community") talked about their shiny patent leather shoes. 

"We went leather shoe shopping today, and this is what we came up with," McHale said. He also dished that his 8- and 5-year-old kids "work very hard" on shoe-shining duty, but when it came to helping him pick out his fashion for the Emmys, he had to draw the line: "No, if they did I would be dressed as a green ninja, and I'm not kidding," the actor said.

Oh, what we wouldn't give to see a Ninja Turtle nominee someday...

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre LA Live on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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