Timberlake, "Boardwalk Empire" win at Creative Emmys

Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:57am EDT
 
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By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Justin Timberlake took home two more Emmys on Saturday in his burgeoning career as a comedic actor, while Gwyneth Paltrow added a television honor to a life spent mostly in the movies.

The 30-year-old, who started out as a pop singer, already has two Emmys for his previous work on "Saturday Night Live."

Timberlake was not on hand to collect his trophies, which were handed out in the creative arts portion of the PrimeTime Emmy Awards.

Timberlake won the guest comedy actor Emmy for hosting the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" in May, and shared another for co-writing the original song in his opening musical monologue for the sketch show.

HBO's prohibition era series "Boardwalk Empire" and 1930s drama "Mildred Pierce" both got off to a good start in their bid for next week's main Emmy awards. "Boardwalk Empire" walked off with a leading seven Emmys on Saturday, while "Mildred Pierce", starring Kate Winslet, won three.

Some 76 awards were announced in categories ranging from costumes and picture editing to reality host ahead of the main acting, comedy and drama series awards ceremony on September 18.

Paltrow, better known for drama, added a guest actress Emmy to her "Shakespeare in Love" Oscar for playing sexy substitute teacher Holly Holliday in the hit Fox musical comedy "Glee."

Paltrow, who beat Tina Fey ("Saturday Night Live") and nine-time Emmy veteran Cloris Leachman ("Raising Hope"), explained earlier this week that she could not attend Saturday's ceremony in Los Angeles.   Continued...

 
<p>Justin Timberlake arrives at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 30, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>