Julianna Margulies, Allison Janney on their surprise Emmy wins

Allison Janney accepts the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for her role in "Mom" onstage during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: Entertainment)(EMMYS-SHOW) - RTR43QCV
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The Emmy's brought surprise wins for a few TV veterans.

Most fans weren't predicting that Julianna Margulies would go home with her second Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for "The Good Wife." She took home her first Emmy for ER back in 1995.

"I am really glad where I am now, you know," Margulies told Entertainment Tonight co-host Nancy O'Dell. "I know people who fear age. I'm glad I've aged. Women get more secure, so glad I'm not the insecure little one I was then. It's easier to live."

It was also a big night for another Emmy favorite: Allison Janney. The actress picked up the Supporting Actress in a Comedy award for "Mom." She also won for her dramatic work as a guest actress on ShowTime's "Masters of Sex."

You would think after six Emmys, an acceptance speech would be no sweat for Janney, but that's not the case.

"This one I was really excited that I won but I was really scared about my speech because I never write anything down or have it practiced," Janney said.

During Margulies' speech, the actress gave a special shout out to her longtime co-star Josh Charles, who went down in a hail of bullets at the start of the latest season of "The Good Wife."

"It just came out," Margulies said. "I wasn't going to say that but then I started getting nervous up there 'cause they kept saying wrap it up. I thought seriously, mine was the shortest speech of anyone. But then I saw his sweet face and I miss him so much."

Other multiple Emmy-winning actresses included Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "Veep" and Jessica Lange for "American Horror Story: Coven." They won outstanding lead actress in a comedy and outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie, respectively.