Crop of Emmy winners dominated by familiar faces
Stars of film, music and stage: You, too, can move into TV and eventually win an Emmy.This year’s crop of Emmy winners was dominated by familiar faces — but not only to fans of television. Big winners Sunday night included film stars who made the transition to TV, including Glenn Close, Toni Collette, Jon Cryer, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin. Also picking up Emmys: stage vet Kristin Chenoweth and pop idol Justin Timberlake (whose guest actor win, for “Saturday Night Live,” was awarded at the earlier Creative Arts Emmys but honored Sunday night as well). With the exception of Close (who picked up her third) and Baldwin (his second), Sunday night’s kudos repped the first win for all of those thesps. The sheer number of winners from other fields serves as a bit of a reminder that for all the talk that “TV is now better than movies,” the small screen still suffers from self-esteem issues. Chenoweth, for one, is now quite taken with TV — and with “Pushing Daisies” officially canceled, quipped that she has time to join a few more TV productions. “I’m unemployed now, so I’d like to be on ‘Mad Men,'” the Tony winner said. “And I also like ‘The Office’ and ’24.'”
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