In preparation for the 2012 Emmy Awards coming up on Sunday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences held the Creative Arts Emmys at the Nokia Theater this past weekend, and Jimmy Fallon scored an Emmy win for hosting Saturday Night Live last December.
Fallon, a cast member with SNL from 1998 to 2004, won for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, and it was a great choice on the part of the Academy. His guest hosting gig was one of the biggest highlights of the last season (you can read the full episode recap here), with the actor-turned-talk show host visibly thrilled to be back in Studio 8H. The show itself played like a love letter to SNL, and even featured guest appearances by other former cast members including Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch and Horatio Sanz. It was like a mini-reunion.
Ironically, last season's other best episode was hosted by former cast member Maya Rudolph, who also received an Emmy nomination for her episode. She lost out to Kathy Bates, though, playing the reincarnation of Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. They can't get it right all the time.
In other Emmy news, Children's Hospital picked up the award for Special Class Short Format Live Action (yes, that's right). The show, which airs during Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block and features a murderer's row of comedy talent including Rob Corddry, Rob Heubel, Nick Offerman, David Wain, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and many, many more, is one of the funniest shows on TV right now. Nice to see it getting recognized, even in a weird category like that.
Saturday Night Live picked up four Creative Arts Emmys in total, and could stand to win some more during the official ceremony, with cast members Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader both nominated in Supporting categories.
The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 23rd.
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