"Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara was a shining star at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Sofia Vergara has the same belief as many other women: her boyfriend Joe Manganiello is hot.
But for the “Modern Family” actress, he is simply too attractive to join her at Monday’s Emmy Awards red carpet.
“He’s really hot, that’s why I didn’t bring him. He’s too hot, he’s too tall, he takes up a lot of space,” the Colombian beauty told E! News during the Emmys pre-show. “He’s too sexy.”
Vergara, 42, and Manganiello, 37, began dating earlier this summer.
“We’re having a lot of fun,” she said. “He’s a really funny guy, which is something that’s really important to me, and a really nice guy.”
Although her main squeeze was M.I.A for the award show, Vergara was surrounded by her cast to celebrate that “Modern Family” is still the funniest show on TV.
The ABC hit show took home its 5th consecutive Emmy, tying all-time leader “Frasier.” Vergara’s on-screen brother-in-law Ty Burrell also captured a best comedy supporting actor trophy.
Accepting the top comedy award was not the only time Vergara was on the stage.
During the moment viewers usually dash to the bathroom, show producers wanted to keep them on their screens and used Vergara atop a rotating platform while TV Academy’s chairman Bruce Rosenblum spoke.
The blowback on social media was immediate, with several comments suggesting Vergara was being objectified and the bit was sexist.
“Modern Family” was not the show’s only big winner. Departing show “Breaking Bad” took home the best drama series trophy, with show star Bryan Cranston honored as best actor in a drama.
"I have gratitude for everything that has happened," Cranston said. His victory ties him with four-time best drama actor champ Dennis Franz. Cranston's co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn were honored in categories for best drama supporting acting — he for the third time and she for the second straight year — and the series won its second consecutive best drama award.
"Thank you for this wonderful farewell to our show," ''Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan said of the series about a teacher-turned-drug kingpin that ended with a bang.
The night’s most emotional moment came at the hands of one of the funniest men in the business, Billy Crystal, who gracefully remembered Robin Williams.
“He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him,” Crystal said of Williams at the conclusion of a tribute to industry members who died within the last 12 months. “Robin Williams, what a concept.”
A broadcast win was scored by ABC's "The Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies, honored as best lead actress in a drama series. "What a wonderful time for women on television," Margulies said.
"Fargo" was named best miniseries, and the award for best miniseries actress went to Jessica Lange of "American Horror Story: Coven."
CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons was crowned as best comedy series actor, giving him his fourth Emmy and putting him in company with all-time sitcom winners Carroll O'Connor, Kelsey Grammer and Michael J. Fox.
Allison Janney was honored as best supporting comedy actress for CBS' "Mom," adding to the trophy she'd already picked up as guest actress on "Masters of Sex."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who received her third consecutive best comedy actress Emmy for the political comedy "Veep," drew big laughs as she stopped to exchange faux heated kisses with Cranston, who earlier was her co-presenter and who appeared with her on "Seinfeld."
"The Colbert Report" was honored as best variety series for its farewell season, with its star departing to take over for David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show."
The ceremony's traditional "in memoriam" tribute to industry members who have died in the past year flashed images of stars including Paul Walker, James Garner, Ruby Dee, Sid Caesar, Carmen Zapata and Elaine Stritch as singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles sang "Smile." It concluded with the tribute to Williams.
Another touching moment Monday: Director-producer Ryan Murphy dedicating the outstanding TV movie Emmy won by "The Normal Heart" to the many artists felled by the HIV virus and AIDS.
Based on reporting by the Associated Press.