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The Emmys ended with a big bang after an evening that highlighted television’s biggest shows and stars in show-stopping fashion thanks to hosting Cedric the Entertainer.

After the show ended, many of the night’s biggest winners entered the backstage press room, where they asked questions from reporters who appeared virtually.


Asked a common question? How “Mayor of Easttown” star Kate Winslet and “Ted Lasso” lead, Jason Sudeikis, respectively, will be celebrating their big wins.

“I think we’re probably going to get drunk,” Winslet, 45, told reporters on the backstage mic before speaking on the challenges she and the cast and crew faced during filming of the series.

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“Honestly, I feel really, incredibly happy because the show was so hard, it was so hard for all of us and we were absolutely in unison trying to put this thing together,” she continued . “Covid cut in the middle, going back to work was very challenging and also quite frightening, you know, and we looked out for each other and there was no hierarchy. Everyone was treated exactly the same.”

She won her honor for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Film.

“It was really important to me and to the other producers,” Winslet maintained while filming the season, promoting equality across the board. “We’ve really created a living, breathing community that I think comes through in the performance and the rhythm and the essence of the show and I feel very proud of that.”

Winslet stressed in her response how “proud of everyone” and how she was “excited for all the crew” who she believes are “absolutely freaking out.”

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“It means – I can’t tell you – it means a lot to the crew,” he pressed. “I know I’ve been doing this thing for a really long time, but these moments, they just get more and more special and they mean more to me all the time. These moments never waste on Kate Winslet No, I’ll tell you.”

Meanwhile, Jason Sudeikis — who featured double-fisting on the back of two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series as well as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series — said he and his classmates would celebrate with a familiar video chat session.

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“We are fortunate that we have a group of people from out of town, some foreigners and so they all had to stay in a hotel locally,” he explained. “We knew which hotel was ahead of time, so a group of us got rooms there as well – and so we would all go to our different rooms with masks on and zoom the hell out of each other. “