Justin Timberlake, Gwyneth Paltrow, James Franco

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Is Justin Timberlake funnier than Zach Galifianakis? Was Gwyneth Paltrow the best Glee guest star of them all? Could Jeff Probst be stopped?

And the James Franco-Anne Hathaway Oscars really, truly couldn't be considered outstanding…um, could it?

Those answers, and more, were revealed at Saturday's 2011 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.  

For starters, yes, Timberlake is indeed funnier than Galifianakis, at least per voters who decided Emmy's Guest Actor in a Comedy Series race.

Timberlake claimed the trophy, his second career win in the category, for hosting Saturday Night Live's season finale. He beat out Galifianakis, who was nominated for his own SNL hosting stint, among others, including Matt Damon and Will Arnett, both up for their work on 30 Rock.

Timberlake earned another Emmy for singing his SNL monologue. (Techically, he won for cowriting the song that he sung.)

Elsewhere, no, Probst could not be stopped, and won his fourth-straight Emmy for Reality or Reality-Competition Host, and, yes, Paltrow, Glee's in-demand sub, was deigned more Emmy-worthy for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series than either the show's Dot-Marie Jones or Kristin Chenoweth, both of whom were also nominated. Her win is Paltrow's first Emmy.

As for the critically unloved 83rd Annual Academy Awards, no, it didn't earn any glory. It was beat out by the Sean Hayes-hosted Tony Awards for Outstanding Special Class Program, and lost in its other races, too.

Overall, Boardwalk Empire led all shows with seven wins, and Boardwalk Empire's HBO led all networks with 15 Emmys. America's Most Wanted crusader John Walsh was presented with the Governors Award.

Other notable winners included:

Deadlist Catch, voted Outstanding Reality Program over Antiques Roadshow, Hoarders, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Mythbusters and Undercover Boss.

Grey's Anatomy favorite Loretta Devine, trumping True Blood's Alfre Woodard and Dexter's Julia Stiles, among others, for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

E.R. alum Paul McCrane, late of Harry's Law, besting the likes of Mad Men's Robert Morse for Guest Actor in a Drama Series.   

The Walking Dead's zombies, helping their humans earn their due for prosthetic makeup.

 Dancing With the Stars, honored for hairstyling—and not choreography. (So You Think You Can Dance picked up two trophies in the latter category.)

• Harry Connick Jr., scoring for Music Direction for his PBS special.

Community, picking up its first-ever Emmy in the Individual Achievement in Animation category for its Claymation-styled holiday episode.

Other results will hold until next Sunday, when the glamour categories of the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards are presented in a prime-time telecast on Fox.

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