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Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Wedding Planning Starts 'Soon'

Originally posted 09/25/2012 02:00PM



Jesse Tyler Ferguson is basking in the joy of being engaged to lawyer Justin Mikita.

"It's very exciting," the Modern Family actor, 36, told PEOPLE Sunday on the red carpet at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. "We're very excited about it."

Now comes the next step: the wedding. "We've been engaged since July, so we're just kind of enjoying that," Ferguson says. "We're going to start planning soon."

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PHOTO: Julianne Moore Bags an Emmy – Literally! | Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore Carries Home Her Emmy … in a Paper Bag!

Originally posted 09/25/2012 09:15AM

Julianne Moore bagged an Emmy Award on Sunday, and it was still bagged Monday morning – in the brown-paper variety – as she jetted out of Los Angeles through LAX.

The Emmy trophy is a winged woman holding an atom, the top of which could be seen poking out of the bag.

The actress, 51, who won for playing Sarah Palin in Game Change, carried her precious cargo in the simplest of carry-ons – surely giving the security guards a thrill as she put it through the metal detector.

Claire Danes Has Been a 'Trouper' During Pregnancy, Says Costar

Originally posted 09/24/2012 12:00PM

The cast of Homeland had a lot to celebrate on Sunday night after winning an Emmy for outstanding drama series. But the show's star, Claire Danes – who picked up a gold statuette of her own for outstanding lead actress in a drama series – she was also congratulated for being an expectant mother.

"I'm very excited for her," the actress's costar Morena Baccarin told PEOPLE on the red carpet before the ceremony. "She's going to be a wonderful mom. It's been a pleasure watching her slowly grow, and she looks so gorgeous. She looks stunning."

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Inside HBO's Swinging Emmy After Party! | Claire Danes

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Claire Danes, Lena Dunham & More Hit HBO's Emmys After Party

Originally posted 09/24/2012 10:55AM

Jimmy Kimmel joked that, during commercials, the Emmys looked like this: "all your favorite TV stars all in one room, checking their phones and ignoring each other."

But the picture was much different – and a whole lot more fun – after the show.

The official HBO Emmy After Party, held at the Pacific Design Center Sunday night, played host to many happy nominees, including lead actress in a drama series winner Claire Danes.

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Michael J. Fox's Standing O & More! Readers Tweet Top 3 Emmy Moments | Michael J. Fox

Emmys: People.com Readers Pick Their Favorite Moments!

Originally posted 09/24/2012 10:45AM

People.com compiled our top 5 favorite funny moments from the Emmys last night – and asked you for yours.

Here's a sampling of what you Tweeted kept you laughing (and crying) during the show.

1. Michael J. Fox Gets a Standing Ovation
In addition to the LOL moments, there was an incredibly touching one, too, when Michael J. Fox took the stage to present and drew a thundering standing ovation from his peers.

"Steady as a rock!" the actor, who's been battling Parkinson's Disease for two decades, told the crowd from the stage.

"The standing ovation for Michael J Fox give me chills, goosebumps and tears. best moment by far #emmymoment," Marla Merchut Tweeted.

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Emmy Picks: What They Got Right and What They Didn't

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Emmy Picks: What They Got Right and What They Didn't

Originally posted 09/24/2012 08:35AM

For some reason I started Emmy night worrying that Hugh Bonneville of PBS Masterpiece's Downton Abbey would win best actor in a drama, or that there'd be a Downton sweep. He gives a perfectly lovely performance, but it's essentially like watching Piers Morgan mellowed by a life of having valets brush his evening jacket.

But Damian Lewis won for Homeland, allowing my head to clear and track what I thought the Emmys got right and got wrong.

Got right: Homeland, Showtime.
Mad Men and Breaking Bad both had tremendous seasons, but neither was as brilliantly focused right out of the gate as this new political thriller. It was fitting, too, that the acting awards went to both Lewis and Claire Danes: They're a sort of Janus head – two faces, terrorist and counter-terrorist, each collapsing under the pressure of a duty to protect (hers) and destroy (his).

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Breaking Bad Emmy Winner Aaron Paul Has No Pre-Wedding Jitters | Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul Has No Pre-Wedding Jitters

Originally posted 09/24/2012 07:20AM

Aaron Paul has a lot to celebrate!

The Breaking Bad star, 33, not only won an Emmy on Sunday for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series (his second), but he had his beautiful fiancée Lauren Parsekian by his side.

Being engaged "is the greatest thing – ever," Paul gushed to PEOPLE on the red carpet before the awards. "She's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me."

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Claire Danes & Julie Bowen: Emmys Golden Girls | Claire Danes, Julie Bowen

UpdatePosted 09/23/2012 11:30PM

Modern Family, Homeland & Game Change Win Big at Emmys

Originally posted 09/23/2012 08:00PM

Although Mad Men and American Horror Story led the race with 17 nominations each, the casts of Modern Family, Homeland and Game Change are the ones who will be really celebrating after Sunday's 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Eric Stonestreet took home the first award of the night for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy, setting the tone for the rest of the evening. In a repeat of last year's early Emmys sweep for the series, Julie Bowen took home the best supporting actress award, marking her second consecutive win in the category, followed by the show's co-creator Steve Levitan winning the Emmy for outstanding comedy direction. The cast closed out the evening the same way it began, with another win, this time for outstanding comedy series.

Newcomer Homeland had an incredible night following the show's debut season. The Showtime series' star Damian Lewis won the Emmy for the lead actor in a drama series – while his pregnant costar Claire Danes scooped up the best actress award. Homeland also took home the Emmys for outstanding writing and outstanding drama series.

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F-Bombs, Stolen Speeches & More! Our Top 5 Emmy Moments | Jimmy Kimmel

Primetime Emmy Awards 2012

Emmys 2012 Highlights: Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel & More Get Laughs

Originally posted 09/23/2012 10:40PM

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will clock in at three hours of entertaining moments. Whether you caught the whole show or just tuned in for red carpet coverage and will catch up on YouTube, here's a countdown of the top five highlights that had us laughing out loud.

5. Jimmy Kimmel's Short & Sweet Opener
Awards show openers aren't usually known for their brevity, but Kimmel kept his monologue short and sweet. "Let's not forget, in a way, all of you are winners tonight, but in a much more literal way, most of you will be losers," he joked. "The important thing is we get out of here and you can put on your fat pants." He kept up the laughs later on as well, quipping, "If you ever wondered what happens during the commercial breaks backstage, try to imagine all your favorite TV stars all in one room, checking their phones and ignoring each other."

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Complete List of Emmy Winners | Lena Dunham, Zooey Deschanel

Emmy Winners and Nominees

Originally posted 09/23/2012 10:20PM

The winners and nominees for the 64th annual Emmy Awards are:

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Mad Men
Homeland (WINNER)
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
30 Rock
Veep
Modern Family (WINNER)
The Big Bang Theory

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