Early Emmy Awards were handed out Saturday night, August 21st, in what’s known as the Creative Arts ceremony, which precedes the main Emmy show taking place next Sunday, August 29th; and a genre fave was one of the lucky winners.
In what was probably a surprise to no one, John Lithgow took home the gold in the Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series category for his riveting portrayal of Arthur Mitchell, aka the Trinity Killer, during Season Four of Showtime’s “Dexter”. Lithgow was obviously quite excited by his win as he misspoke a bit during his acceptance speech, thanking “Matt Blank and Bob Greenblatt of HBO”. That’s a big oops considering the two gentlemen work for Showtime. According to Variety Lithgow didn’t realize that he’d mixed up his pay cablers until reporters informed him of the gaffe when he came backstage. He gasped.
“Oh my god. I’ll never live that down. They’ll probably be taking this back now,” he joked, nodding to the Emmy statuette he held.
The Creative Arts Emmys were held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and will air as a two-hour special at 1:00 PM (ET/PT) on Friday, August 27th, on E! Click here for the full list of winners, visit the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the full rundown of all the talented nominees, and be sure to watch the live broadcast on NBC on Sunday, August 29th at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT, where “Dexter”, “Lost”, and “True Blood” will battle it out in several categories.
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