Emmys 2011: 'Glee's' Gwyneth Paltrow Wins Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Glee - TV Still: Night of Neglect, Gwyneth Paltrow - 2011
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The actress appeared in three episodes of "Glee" as substitute teacher Holly Holliday.

Gwyneth Paltrow picked up the Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series Saturday for her role in Glee. Paltrow played substitute teacher Holly Holiday in the Fox series on three episodes.

By comparison, Cloris Leachman, who was also nominated in the category, appeared on every episode of Raising Hope.

Paltrow has revisited the Holly Holliday character off camera on multiple occasions during the Glee! concert tour this past year. She has performed in character alongside the Glee touring cast to sing the Cee-Lo Green song "Forget You."

More than 350 actors and actresses submitted themselves for consideration in guest actor categories and with Paltrow's win, her lack of overall time onscreen did not affect the outcome of the race. in fact, Paltrow had one of the lowest screen time percentages of her peers in the comedy series category, as noted below:

Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock (NBC) | Episodes: 23 // Appeared In: 6 (26%)
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee (Fox) | Episodes: 22 // Appeared In: 11 (50%)
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope (Fox) | Episodes: 22 // Appeared In: 20 (91%)
Shelley Long, Modern Family (ABC) | Episodes: 24 // Appeared In: 1 (4%)
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee (Fox) | Episodes: 22 // Appeared In: 3 (14%)
Gabourey Sidibe, The Big C (Showtime) | Episodes: 13 // Appeared In: 7 (54%)