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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler make history at Creative Arts Emmys

Published 11/09/2016

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

The comedians won an award for co-hosting Saturday Night Live in December last year (15).

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler became the first actresses in Creative Arts Emmys history to share an award.

The comedians and real-life best friends won the Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series gong for co-hosting Saturday Night Live back in December (15).

The pair, who reprised their famous impersonations of Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton on the show, became the first actresses ever to share a Creative Arts Emmy.

Amy and Tina were no shows at the ceremony, leaving presenter Bob Newhart accepting the honour on their behalf. Bob impressed the audience during the awards, and got a standing ovation just for walking out on stage. "It’s very nice to be there. It’s very nice to be anywhere, as a matter of fact,” he said.

As well as making history at the awards ceremony on Saturday (10Sep16), it was also Amy’s first ever Emmy win after being nominated a whopping 18 times during her career.

Game of Thrones was also a big winner at the ceremony, which is being held over Saturday and Sunday (11Sep16) at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

The HBO show won an impressive nine Emmys, including Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects. Game of Thrones had a total of 23 Emmy nominations, the most of any U.S. TV series this year (16).

Ryan Murphy's series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story nabbed four awards, including Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special for its stellar cast including Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer and Sarah Paulson.

Margo Martindale landed her second consecutive award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Americans, Hank Azaria won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Ray Donovan, and Peter Scolari won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Lena Dunham's father in Girls.

Peter was a last-minute nominee in the category after Veep's Peter MacNicol was disqualified.

The Creative Arts Emmys will continue on Sunday, and edited coverage of the ceremony will air on FXX on 17 September (16).

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