August 28, 2010 at 05:59 PM EDT

What was Connie Britton’s reaction upon learning that I pegged her as the dark horse to win the lead actress Emmy? “That’s just silly,” she guffawed at Entertainment Weekly‘s pre-Emmy bash last night in West Hollywood. Silly or not, the radiant Friday Night Lights all-star confessed that she has given some thought to what she would say should her name be called out Sunday night. (I’ve given some thought to what I’d say too, and it goes something like this: Sweet Jesus almighty, God is good!) Britton also handed me some scoop on her final FNL scene and the latest on those Prime Suspect ‘talks.’

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