The Creative Arts Emmys, which took place on Saturday and Sunday night, marked a historic event for two artists. Amy Poehler, who has been nominated several times for her role as Leslie Knope in NBC comedy series “Parks And Recreation,” won her first Emmy on Saturday night. Also making history was RuPaul, the host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” by taking home the statue on night two of the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday.
Poehler had received eight Emmy nominations, but never a win. Until now. She and Tina Fey, her co-cost on “Saturday Night Live,” won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Both of the comedians had appeared on an episode of “SNL” recently. It is also the first time that two actresses have won the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award.
However, the “Parks And Recreation” lead had bagged a Golden Globe award in 2014 for her portrayal of Knope.
Back in 2015, Poehler and “Mad Men” lead Jon Hamm had thrown a party for those who didn’t win at the Emmys, Entertainment Weekly reports. They called it The Losers Lounge. Incidentally, both Hamm and Poehler now have won the coveted award.
RuPaul not only received her first Emmy nomination this year, but also bagged the award on Sunday night for Outstanding Reality Show Host. She bet the “Dancing With The Stars” host Tom Bergeron, “Project Runaway” host Heidi Klum, “Hollywood Game Night” host Jane Lynch, “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and “Little Big Shots” host Steve Harvey.
Watch a video of RuPaul talking to the press after her historic win:
The Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.