“Friday Night Lights” star Kyle Chandler was stunned when he beat out his fellow nominees for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series award on Sunday night at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and when Access Hollywood caught up with him backstage – the actor was still floored.
“I feel like I almost just got hit by a car,” Kyle told Access’ Shaun Robinson backstage at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. “I don’t really know where I am or what I’m doing!”
The “FNL” star beat out a slew of talented fellow actors, including critical favorite Jon Hamm, who many expected to win for “Mad Men.”
“I did not think I was going to go up there until I was actually standing there in front of all those people, and then I didn’t really realize I’d won this until I was in the elevator on the way [to the winner’s table],” Kyle, who turned 46 on Saturday, told Shaun.
After five seasons on NBC and DirecTV, the actor said he was overjoyed with his win and took the opportunity to share it will the entire “FNL” family.
“This is a great gift and a great thank you to so many people on our show, who did so much over the last five years. I’ve never worked on something before where so many wonderful people and talented people had so much ownership of one thing,” Kyle continued. “There’s a lot of names that need to go on [this Emmy] that’s for sure… I don’t want to leave her out… Connie Britton, because we had five years [together.] She’s a true lady and she’s so very talented and such a good friend.”