Fey Wins Emmy for Impersonating Palin

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2009 10:40 PM CDT
In this photo provided by NBC, Tina Fey, left, plays Sarah Palin, and actress Amy Poehler plays Senator Hillary Clinton.   (AP Photo/Dana Edelson, NBCU Photo Bank)
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(Newser) – Tina Fey took home an Emmy tonight for her dead-on impersonation of Sarah Palin during the campaign, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Fey's work on Saturday Night Live won a Creative Arts Emmy—these honor guest spots and technical achievements, preceding next week's main ceremony—for best guest actress in a comedy series. Fey could win again next week: She's up for best actress for her role on 30 Rock. Also notable tonight: Justin Timberlake became the first SNL host to win for best guest actor in a comedy series.