Tina Fey Wins Emmy for Playing Sarah Palin

By Diep Tran,
At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Tina Fey won best guest actress in a comedy series for her impersonation of Sarah Palin.

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To the surprise of no one, Tina Fey won an Emmy Award on Saturday for her spoof of former Republican vice-president nominee Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live."

Fey won a best guest actress in a comedy series for her contribution to the show at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, beating out two contenders from her own show, "30 Rock." The show honors technical and other achievements during the 2008-09 television season.

During her acceptance speech, Fey personally thanked the former Alaskan governor, saying, "Mrs. Palin is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend. You are living my dream. Thank you, Mrs. Palin!"

She also thanked SNL producer Lorne Michaels and her parents, who happen to be Republicans. Fey is also nominated for best comedy actress at the Primetime Emmy Awards, due to air next weekend.

Coincidentally, Justin Timberlake won for best guest actor in a comedy series, also for his work on SNL. The ceremony was nearly four hours long and was hosted by Kathy Griffin, with risque jokes aplenty.

Source: Reuters

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