MODERN FAMILY Receives 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family was the recipient of tonight's 2013 Emmy award for Outstanding Comedy Series, with series creator Steven Levitan accepting the award.
The show beat out 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Louie, and Veep.
Below, check out Levitan's acceptance speech!
STEVEN LEVITAN: Well, this may be the saddest Emmys of all time, but we could not be happier.
Seriously, we have the deepest respect for our co?nominees. You guys make us laugh and you make us jealous every week and it is an honor just to be mentioned among you.
Thank you to this amazing cast, our incredible crew. Thank you to everyone at 20th Century FOX Television, Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Thank you to everybody at ABC. Thank you to our fans. And thank you to our ever-inspiring families. We love you all. I cannot begin to express to you how surreal this ride has been, because none of us grew up feeling like winners. So, thank you to the bullies, to the popular kids, to the gym teachers who taunted us, who rejected us, and who made fun of the way we ran.
Without you, we never would have gone into comedy. Thank you very much.