Ryan Seacrest, Betty White, Neil Patrick Harris

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Betty White got her fifth. Ryan Seacrest got his first. Neil Patrick Harris got his first. And second. 

Yes, the career Primetime Emmy wins stacked up at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys.


White completed her yearlong journey from Snickers commercial to Facebook focal point to Saturday Night Live host with a Guest Actress in a Comedy Series win for her top-rated SNL gig.

Harris, who's expecting twins, claimed twin Emmys: one for belting power ballads on Glee (Guest Actor in a Comedy Series); and, one for making an awards show look like the easiest thing in the world to host, even though it's not (a Special Class Program award for the 63rd Annual Tony Awards).

At the ceremony at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Harris was duly appreciative of the Los Angeles Times awards-show blogger whose firm grasp of the Emmy rule book snagged the actor a belated nomination for the Tonys telecast.

"I just want to thank Boomer from The Envelope, or I wouldn't have gotten this!," Harris said, per the Times.  

E!'s own Seacrest upended the likes of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List to claim a Reality Program Emmy for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. In a tweet, Seacrest, who was an executive producer of the series, gave credit to his celebrity chef: "amazing work Jamie!"

In the Reality Host category, Survivor's Jeff Probst upended Seacrest (nominated for American Idol), Project Runway's Heidi Klum and more for his third straight win there.    

In the other acting categories, John Lithgow won for being sick on Dexter, while Ann-Margret won for being unhinged on Law & Order: SVU (her first career Emmy). 

Elsewhere, Anne Hathaway became the latest star to get Emmy'd for lending a voice to The Simpsons, Buffy alum Seth Green scored for his behind-the-scenes work on Robot Chicken (Short-Form Animated Program), and next weekend's Primetime Emmys host Jimmy Fallon geared up for the show with his own trophy for the Late Night Website (Creative Achievement in Interactive Media—Nonfiction).

Overall, the HBO World War II miniseries The Pacific cleaned up in the tech categories, and led the way with seven wins. The holiday toon Disney Prep & Landing scored four, while Modern Family, Saturday Night Live and The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert picked up three each. Glee, Mad Men, 24 and CSI were among several shows to win two Emmys each.  

The Creative Arts Emmys will air as a two-hour special at 1 p.m. (ET/PT) on Friday on E!.

The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, featuring the remaining categories, are set for next Sunday on NBC. 

Here's a recap and rundown of some of the top winners (complete list is here): 

  • Guest Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, Dexter
  • Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Ann-Margret, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 
  • Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Betty White, Saturday Night Live 
  • Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris, Glee
  • Voice-Over Performance: Anne Hathaway, The Simpsons
  • Animated Program: Disney Prep & Landing, ABC
  • Short-Form Animated Program: Robot Chicken, Cartoon Network
  • Reality Program: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, ABC
  • Children's Program: Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Disney Channel
  • Variety, Music or Comedy Special: The Kennedy Center Honors, CBS
  • Special Class Program: 63rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS
  • Commercial: "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" (Old Spice Body Wash)
  • Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Colbert Report, Comedy Central

    (Originally published Aug. 21, 2010, at 10:35 p.m. PT)


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