A trio of Emmy-honored actors are winners again for their guest performances in TV series, joined by an awards newcomer. Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones received trophies for their The Handmaid's Tale roles at Sunday's creative arts Emmy ceremony. Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby won on the comedy side, both for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Game of Thrones led with 10 Emmys in technical and other categories at the two-night weekend ceremony, which is the precursor to the main Emmy Awards that will air Sept. 22 on Fox, per the AP. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was the top comedy series winner, with six awards. Jones previously won for 24. Whitford has an Emmy for The West Wing and one for Transparent—the latter for guest actor in a comedy, making him the first actor to win comedy and drama guest star Emmys.
Lynch added to her four previous Emmys for series including Glee and Hollywood Game Night, won for her portrayal of a 1950s comic. Kirby, picking up his first Emmy, won for his portrayal of Lenny Bruce. Among other awards presented:
- Best documentary or nonfiction special: Leaving Neverland
- Animated program: The Simpsons: Mad About the Toy
- Character voice-over performance: Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy: Con Heiress.
- Host for a reality or competition program: RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race
- Unstructured reality program: United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell
- Documentary or nonfiction series: Our Planet
- Commercial: Dream Crazy, Nike
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