"I'm steady as a rock," Fox said.Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ABC-TV broadcast from the Nokia Theatrein downtown Los Angeles.
"Mad Men" was going for what would have been a record fifth straight win in the best drama series category.
"We didn't make our show just to undermine them," Dane said. "We're delighted and thrilled and just a little startled." No one on the show expected they would "be recognized right off the bat."
"Homeland" also won a best drama series writing Emmy.
The win by Lewis, who introduced himself as "one of those pesky Brits," was an upset against "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, who won it for three years. "I was quite convinced that he'd be walking up again tonight," Lewis said backstage.
"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm lost again after five best drama actor nominations for his role as ad exec Don Draper.
"Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul did claim the best supporting actor in a drama Emmy. "It's not going to be a fairy tale ending," he told reporters backstage about how the series will close out its final season.
HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" was honored with the best drama series directing Emmy, given to director Tim Van Patten.
"Modern Family" actor Eric Stonestreet, who won his second best supporting actor Emmy for playing Cameron Tucker, was one of four actors in "Modern Family's" ensemble cast nominated.
"Even though Julie keeps winning all my awards, I am still very happy," Vergara said after the show.
Bowen backstage said she was pleased to hear her sitcom is a favorite of first lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney, the wife of the Republican presidential nominee. It shows there's "a place on the couch where people can sit down together" despite political differences, she said.