Even counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer would have had trouble with the nuclear explosion of congrats showering “24” star Kiefer Sutherland Sunday night.

The actor, still clutching his winged Emmy victory statue for Outstanding Actor in a Drama, sounded overwhelmed, using words like “humbling,” “grateful,” and "thankful,” when he finally made it to the Fox party at Spago in Beverly Hills.

But everyone at the bash agreed: the Kiefer Kudo Attack was long over-due. Sutherland was nominated for the role for five years and rumors were floating around town early Sunday afternoon that this could be the actor’s big night.

After hugging the actor, even Jon Cassar, the Emmy-winning director of “23,” admitted that he’d felt pretty darn sure Sutherland would take home a gold statue.

Inside the packed party, guests including Dennis Haysbert, Jaime Pressley, and Wentworth Miller, who had waited patiently for Sutherland to make his way from the Shrine, had been feeding like locusts on Wolfgang Puck’s spread of seafood, sushi, spring roles and platters of pizza.

Photo Credits: Emmy winners Kiefer Sutherland and "24" director John Cassar have two big shiny gold reasons to smile at the Fox Emmy Party Sunday night. 
WireImage/Alexandra Wyman

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