"When I find good writing, I don't care what medium is in," Costner said when asked about working in television after being known for his big screen work.
His two young children, ages 3 and 5, think he's in construction because he is building a house "and I spend most of my time there."
Tom Berenger won the best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie Emmy for his "Hatfields & McCoys" work. It was his first Emmy.
Jessica Lange won for best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie for the FX Networks' "American Horror Story." She won the same Emmy in 2009 for "Grey Gardens."
"Modern Family" creator Steven Levitan won the best comedy director Emmy for an episode of the show, his fourth Emmy. "I want to thank me for hiring me as a director when no one else would," Levitan said. " I would not be standing here if I didn't have faith in me."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the vice president in HBO's "Veep" captured the best lead actress in a comedy Emmy. "I don't see anything funny about me being the vice president of the United States," she joked in her acceptance.
When "Two And A Half Men" star Jon Cryer won his second Emmy for best lead comedy actor he appeared surprise. "Something had clearly gone terribly wrong," Cryer said. "I'm stunned."
Jon Cryer has been nominated the last seven years, and his only other win was three years ago.
Louis CK, who writes and stars in FX Networks' "Louie," won the best writing Emmy for a comedy series. He also won the best variety special writing Emmy for his comedy special "Live At The Beacon Theatre" on the FX Networks.
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" won the best variety show for a 12th straight year. Stewart joked that if aliens in the distant future find the box of the "Daily Show" Emmys they will realize "how f--king predictable these shows are."
The reality show competition followed the same path of the past decade with CBS's "The Amazing Race" winning its ninth Emmy for best reality show.
"Dancing With The Stars" host Tom Bergeron won the Emmy for best reality-show or reality-competition host.