Alexis Bledel and Melissa McCarthy Win Creative Arts Emmys

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

A long list of talented entertainment industry workers won Creative Arts Emmy Awards this weekend. The ceremony is not aired live, but a condensed version will be shown the evening before the marquee event, the Primetime Emmys, which is next Sunday.

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Notable among this weekend’s winners are Alexis Bledel, who took home the best guest actress in a drama series award for her portrayal of Ofglen in The Handmaid’s Tale, and Melissa McCarthy, who won in outstanding guest actress in a comedy category for her portrayal of recently lapsed White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live, which received 22 Emmy nominations this year in total. (Alec Baldwin is nominated for his Donald Trump impression and Kate McKinnon is nominated for playing Hillary Clinton and Kellyanne Conway, with results to be announced during the primetime show.)

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In her acceptance speech Bledel spoke about The Handmaid’s Tale’s partnership with change.org, which she said she hoped would, “encourage us all to take action…sign up, speak up and stay awake,” Deadline reports.

Check out The Hollywood Reporter for a full list of tonight and last night’s winners.

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Really never thought Alexis Bledel would ever have impressed me as an actor, but truly she did an amazing job as Ofglen. Her scenes cut me deep.