Jane Lynch became a two-time Emmy winner on Saturday night. The “Glee” star, who won her first Emmy for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on the hit FOX show, picked up her second award for hosting NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night.” Lynch won in the category of Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program, which was one of the categories presented at Saturday’s 2014 Creative Arts Emmys at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The rest of the Primetime Emmys will be handed out on August 24.
Lynch was also nominated in the category of Outstanding Narrator for “Penguins: Waddle All The Way,” but lost to Jeremy Irons for his narration of “Game Of Lions.” But it was still a successful night for the actress. She beat out Betty White, Tom Bergeron, both Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn of “Project Runway,” Cat Deeley and Anthony Bourdain for her second Emmy in as many years.
Lynch was not nominated for “Glee” this year, but it has been a big year for the star. Not only has she continued to work on “Glee” and host “Hollywood Game Night,” she was named the spokesperson for Febreeze. She has also written and published a children’s book titled “Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean.” Lynch will also be handing out awards at the 46th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in Chicago theatre. The honor is symbolic to Lynch because she started her acting career in Chicago.
Other big winners at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday night included Jimmy Fallon who was named Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Overall, “SNL” won a total of five Emmys. Those Emmys included Outstanding Makeup, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Costumes. HBO was the biggest winner of the night. The premium cable network took 15 awards.