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Eric Stonestreet was the first Emmy winner of the night, and the first backstage at the trophy table, but the suspense was still killing him.

“Who won? Who won? Who won the next award?” the “Modern Family” star kept asking as he claimed his statuette for best supporting actor in a comedy.

_ Sandy Cohen _ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/APSandy

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ZOOEY NAILS IT

Zooey Deschanel played up her “adorkable” persona on the Emmy red carpet with a quirky, sparkly manicure featuring television sets on her thumbnails.

The silver, gold and black accessories were a huge hit on Twitter.

A photo of an (at)ZooeyDeschanel digit was retweeted 964 times and favorite 1,135 times as of this writing. They were the work of nail technician Tom Bachik (at)RedCarpetMan.

Glamour Fashion called it “the mani we’ve been waiting for!” The “New Girl” star, who was a presenter Sunday night, is famous for her red-carpet nail numbers.

_ Christy Lemire on Twitter: https://twitter.com/christylemire

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A MAD MAN MOMENT IN EMMY LOBBY

It was life imitating art just off to the side of the red carpet outside the Nokia Theatre entrance as “Mad Men” newbie Ben Feldman caught a smoke.

The resourceful first-time nominee discovered a corner tucked away from the scads of cameras and celebrities that was the perfect spot for a quick pre-show cigarette.

Unfortunately, there weren’t any bottles of scotch nearby for him to wash it down with, but just inside the lobby of the Nokia Theatre attendees were lined up at the concession stand for $10 cocktails.

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