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Creative Arts Emmys: 20-Time Nominee Peter Chakos' First Emmy Win Is a 'Big Bang'

"I seriously thought I was going to have to wait for a lifetime achievement award," he joked onstage

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After 20 nominations, editor Peter Chakos has finally earned his first Emmy.

Chakos won the award for editing in a comedy series for The Big Bang Theory. The other shows nominated in the category were The Colbert Report, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, How I Met Your Mother and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

"I seriously thought I was going to have to wait for a lifetime achievement award," Chakos joked as he accepted the award onstage Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmys.

His previous nominations were for episodes of Big Bang, Will & Grace and Cheers.

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