Gwyneth Paltrow Picks up Emmy for Glee Cameo

September 12, 2011 By:
Gwyneth Paltrow Picks up Emmy for Glee Cameo

Gwyneth Paltrow already picked up an Emmy Award! This weekend was the Creative Arts Emmy awards show and Paltrow took home an award for her guest-starring role on "Glee."

Paltrow appeared on Glee playing substitute teacher Holly Holiday in a 2 episode arc that won her the Outstanding Guest Actress Award. Pretty cool that they give out Emmys for cameos.

Paltrow received rave reviews from Gleeks when she sang her rendition of "Forget You" by Cee-Lo Green and made the song more popular than it already was.

Many thought Paltrow would use the Glee stint to create a second career as a singer, especially after she was heard singing in the movie Country Strong alongside Leighton Meester and Tim McGraw where she played a fallen country singer.

This is Paltrows first Emmy nomination and win, though she did take home an Oscar in 1999 for her leading role in the Drama, "Shakespeare in Love."

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards is the pre-cursor event to the Primetime Emmy's and awards are given out in 75 categories for behind-the-scenes crafts including art direction, cinematography, hairstyling, makeup, editing and more. They also give out four acting awards for outstanding guest acting in comedy and drama series.

Other celebs who took home creative Emmy's include Justin Timberlake, who picked up two awards, one for guest hosting "Saturday Night Live" and another for best original music and lyrics for co-writing the lyrics to his monologue song from the show.

Lady Gaga and HBO took home awards for Gaga's Monster Ball concert special that aired earlier this year on the network. The Award was for Outstanding Picture Editing for a special.

Eminem also won at Emmy for Outstanding Commercial, inadvertently for the Chrysler 200 commercial starring Eminem that features the rapper driving through his hometown while his track "Lose Yourself" plays in the background.

Jay Leno won for his car Web site in a category called Outstanding Special Class - Short Format NonFiction Programs. The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards won for best Art Direction for a Variety Show.

The award for Outstanding Reality Program went to the dangerous fishing show, "Deadliest Catch."

The Creative Emmys will broadcast this Saturday on ReelzChannel with the Primetime Emmys will be shown live on Fox on Sunday.