Neil Patrick Harris went from Emmy zero to hero, winning both his first and second statuettes at the 2010 Creative Art Emmy Awards Saturday.
The 37-year-old actor won best guest actor in a comedy series for Gleeand he also received hardware for hosting the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, which won outstanding special program. Harris also has a shot at a third Emmy this year: He is nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy series for his work on How I Met Your Mother.
Five was the magic number for Betty White and John Lithgow, as both actors won their fifth Emmy. White, 88, was named best guest actress in a comedy series for hosting Saturday Night Live. Lithgow won best guest actor in a drama for his performance on Dexter.
Lithgow, 64, accidentally thanked HBO, rather than Dexter's network, Showtime, at the podium."I'll never live that down. They'll probably be taking this back now," he joked backstage. "I wondered why people were laughing. Now I know."
HBO got plenty of other shout-outs, as the cable channel took home 17 awards, seven of which were for the WWII miniseries, The Pacific.
Ann-Margret won her first Emmy for best guest actress in a drama series for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Survivor host Jeff Probst won for best host of a reality competition program, while freshman series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution won outstanding reality program.
Other notable winners included Anne Hathaway, who snagged the award for her voice-over performance on The Simpsons, and "Old Spice guy" Isaiah Mustafa, who won for best commercial. The Colbert Report won the Emmy for outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy series.here.
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