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And the Emmy Goes to…Six Insanely Likable Women

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By HVentertainment on September 19, 2011

If you missed the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, you missed Amy Poehler, Martha Plimpton, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Edie Falco and Laura Linney taking home a six-woman collective trophy for Outstanding Lead-Up to the Presentation of an Emmy Award. First-time category, obviously.

In a show hosted admirably by Jane Lynch otherwise dominated by ABC’s hit sitcom Modern Family, the clear highlight of the evening came during the build-up the the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category. Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara began announcing the nominees, who each reacted as if they’d won the award and rushed to stand on stage, lining up beauty pageant-style. All six women then clutched hands and waited for the big announcement. Brilliant moment.

Since an official video doesn’t seem to be available, here’s the best we can do:

McCarthy, shocked as anyone, took home the award over her hilarious rivals. She seemed genuinely surprised and moved by the win, and her acceptance speech was a mixture of nerves and humility:

And a huge congratulations to Friday Night Lights coach Kyle Chandler for his win as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Much deserved. It made watching all 76 episodes in 18 days seem more worthwhile in many respects. Or not. The guy just oozes awesome sauce.

For more highlights from the Emmy Awards, click here for the official YouTube channel.

Click next page for a complete list of winners at this year’s Emmys…

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