By Adam B. Vary
September 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM EDT
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Credit: Justin Mikita/WhoSay

As the stars gather at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, they’re also taking to Twitter to share their experiences in real time.

One highlight so far — this shot of Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, fiancé Justin Mikita, and their respective mothers en route to the ceremony. Apparently, they’re all wearing spanx, and they’re all mostly comfortable with that.

Check out the rest of the tweets below, including from host Jimmy Kimmel, and nominees Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Judd Apatow, Hugh Bonneville, and Eric Stonestreet. (Those Modern Family peeps are Twitter machines!) We’ll update with more of your favorite celebs posts throughout the evening.

[tweet https://twitter.com/vanderjames/status/250066710353305600]

FYI I'm from SC not NC. #EmmyCorrections

#emmys Clive Owen: it's ok. I lost, too. Let's have a drink and talk all about it.

I can still taste you RT @jessetyler: Finally. The meeting of the two greatest minds of ALL time. @lenadunham #Emmys say.ly/KbV4eAi

One of us still looks fresh. http://t.co/w8kOHKOk

Omg! Omg! Omg! Omg! Omg!#Emmys

Please accidentally put jack mcbrayer in the in memoriam

“@itsJulieBowen: I won an Emmy but forgot to thank the people who got me the job: paradigm & Liberman Zerman.” and the gays!

#emmys forgot to bring a snack...kinda peckish...heels are off. Saw Tom hanks. And Nicole Kidman. Wow!

Omg Tracy morgan just passed out on the Emmys!

#emmys just sat down. Flipping out. Sweating. Glen close across the aisle. Kevin Costner feet away. Aaahhhh.

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[tweet https://twitter.com/jimmykimmel/status/250011613543948289]
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"This is pitiful. We are wearing Spanx with our sons. When did it come to this?" -my mom to @JustinMikita's mom on #Emmy morning

#emmys freaking out that I'm nominated. Feeling queasy and scared but also excited. Can't wait to find my castmates.How's that for honest!?

Does anyone know any stores that r open on Sunday? Like right now? Near the Nokia Theater?#Emmys

On our way to the Emmys. Already need a nap and some foot love. #Emmys

Tie is too tight http://t.co/fbmACDD3

Concierge rang to say $2,000 worth of flowers have been charged to my room as requested. These people. #Emmys

so glad my tux is made out of white nylon mesh. #hotout. #Emmys

The Emmys shall always falleth on the hottest day of the year, said Moses or God, or someone very high up

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