Winners of the 2010 Creative Art Emmys were announced on August 21, 2010 from Los Angeles, with many theater-friendly stars among the big winners. The actual Emmy Awards will be presented on Sunday, August 29 live on NBC.
Perhaps the happiest man at the ceremony was Neil Patrick Harris, who won two Emmy Awards. The first was presented to the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, winning in the category of Outstanding Special Class Programs (beating out shows like the Academy Awards and the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony). Host Harris was a last-minute addition to the category, originally mistakenly left off as a nominee alongside the show's producers. Harris also won in the category of Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Bryan Ryan on Glee. Next week, he's up for his third Emmy for his regular TV gig, playing Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother.
Another Glee guest star, Promises, Promises leading lady Kristin Chenoweth, lost out in her category to comedy legend Betty White, who took home the prize for her potty-mouthed turn as host of Saturday Night Live (A Little Night Music star Elaine Stritch was also a nominee in the category for 30 Rock).
Also noteworthy was stage and screen star John Lithgow, who won his fifth Emmy Award for his chilling work as a guest star on Showtime's Dexter (although reports say he accidentally thanked HBO from the podium).