The big winner at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys?
"This would not be possible without Mrs. Palin...[who is] an inspiration to working mothers everywhere," Fey said as she picked up the prize. She also gave a shout-out to "my parents, who are lifelong Republicans, for their patience."
"They thought the first four sketches were very funny and the last two, enough already," said Fey, who stands to collect more hardware at next weekend's Primetime Emmys.
The former 'N Syncer claimed the Guest Actor, Comedy statuette for his own SNL stint. Timberlake became the first host in the history of the late-night stalwart to win that honor.
This is Timberlake's second SNL-spawned Emmy. He previously scored in the music category for his infamous "Dick in a Box" showcase with Andy Samberg.
But they weren't all the big-name winners at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.
Michael J. Fox (Guest Actor, Drama), Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn (Guest Actress, Drama) and SNL alums Jimmy Fallon (Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media) and Chris Rock (Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special) were among those honored. Long-snubbed Buffy mastermind Joss Whedon finally collected some Emmy hardware for his hugely popular online project Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
The wingding was presided over by Kathy Griffin, who saw the two-year Emmy-winning reign of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List come crashing to a halt, with A&E's Intervention named Outstanding Reality Program.
The awards ceremony honored 81 technical and other achievements for the 2008-09 season. HBO led the way with 16 Emmys, followed by NBC (11) and ABC and Fox (eight apiece). PBS' Little Dorrit topped all programs with four awards.
Here's a list of the night's biggest winners:
The 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Sept. 18 on E! at 1 p.m. (ET/PT).
(Originally published Sept. 12, 2009, at 10 p.m. PT)