Betty White, John Lithgow, Neil Patrick Harris and Old Spice Guy win Emmys
Saturday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards dished out honors to a slew of headline-making fan favorites.
Betty White, John Lithgow, Neil Patrick Harris all won guest actor awards.
Harris picked up two Emmys, his first-ever, one for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for Fox's "Glee" and the second for hosting the 63rd annual Tony Awards.
White, who did not attend the ceremony, was awarded an Emmy for her acclaimed and ratings-boosting hosting turn on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."
Lithgow earned his Emmy for his menacing season-long arc on "Dexter" (Showtime craftily submitted the actor for guest star category despite Lithgow appearing in every episode of the season).
Even brand-reviving Internet-phenom The Old Spice Guy won (well, the creators of his ad, Weiden + Kennedy, won -- for best commerical).
On the reality front, ABC's "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" just greatly increased the odds of landing a second season order after winning best reality series after only one little-viewed season on the air.
"Survivor" host Jeff Probst once again won best reality show host.
Ann-Margret won for her guest drama turn on NBC's "Law and Order: SVU."
Cartoon Network's "Robot Chicken" won outstanding short-form animated program.
HBO won the most awards (17), followed by ABC (15) and Fox (9).
The Creative Arts is normally considered a ho-hum affair mostly honoring technical and craftsman categories.
But with producers trying to keep the main primetime Emmys moving, some rather entertaining categories have been shifted to Saturday's program. Combined with the Academy choosing winners that would have topped any Google search ranking for their respective categories, the show was an unexpected breakout of interesting.
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