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Before Julie Bowen took the 2011 Emmy Awards stage, OK! exclusively spoke with the Modern Family actress about her nomination and how she was preparing for the big night — that turned out to be an even bigger night!

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“How does it feel to be nominated this year with the rest of your castmates?” OK! asked Julie in an exclusive interview before the show.

“A relief that I wasn’t left out!” she said. “I’m very happy and it’s kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing that we got nominated at the same time. I don’t know if we’ll ever be lucky enough for that to happen again. I’m really happy this year.”

And we bet she’s even happier after winning the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and her on-screen husband, Ty Burrell, won too!

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So how did Julie prepare for the big red carpet?

“I’m watching TV right now and I’m starting to get a little bit nervous,” Julie admitted. “For me, I start with skin — if the skin is good, you can build up from there. Every day I moisturize I use the Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer, it’s fantastic. So then I can get red- carpet ready very quickly. It doesn’t take nearly as much time. I just have to spackle my face.”

Julie went a little more adventurous with her Emmys gown this year, wearing Oscar de la Renta.

“It was between this and one other and I went back and forth and I said, ‘You know what? It’s a bold statement dress and not necessarily one I’ll be able to wear for the rest of my life so I should wear it now before I sit down and become a couch potato forever,'” Julie explained to OK!.

Do you think she made a good choice?

For more of Julie’s exclusive interview with OK! before her big Emmy win, pick up the new issue on stands Thursday!

Reporting By Rachel Levine

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