“Futurama,” “Community,” “Portlandia” among comedy winners at Creative Arts Emmys

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Hey, sports fans! Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen wasn’t the only big ticket event going on this weekend: the Creative Arts Emmy Awards also went down at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Some of you may be asking: What the hell are the Creative Arts Emmys and how are they different than the Emmys we’re more familiar with. Well, here’s your answer: the Creative Arts Emmys recognize achievement in areas like choreography, hairdressing, lighting, stunt coordination and more. And, dear, Laughspinners, you’re in luck – we prepared a handy summary for you about all the comedy winners.

Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series went to Gwyneth Paltrow, for her appearance on Glee, while outstanding guess actor in a comedy went to none other than Justin Timberlake for his gig hosting Saturday Night Live. Glee also garnered an award for outstanding casting, and SNL for outstanding original music and outstanding makeup for a multi-camera series or special (seriously).

On your favorite cartoons: Comedy Central’s Futurama nabbed an award for outstanding animated program, shocking no one, and for an outstanding voice-over performance. For individual achievement in animation, Community’s claymation Christmas episode nabbed the Emmy (fortunately). Family Guy was recognized for outstanding sound mixing.

And thank the Lord, Portlandia won an award for costumes in a variety/music program or special. That hipster garb is not easy to deal with, folks. Newcomer Hot in Cleveland also garnered an Emmy for art direction.

I’m not entirely sure what picture editing is, but How I Met Your Mother won the Emmy in that category. It sounds really important. Two and a Half Men, the former Sheen vehicle, won for outstanding cinematography in a multi-camera series– so nice work, Chuck Lorre. And finally, in a category I don’t really understand, called outstanding special class – short format nonfiction programs, Jay Leno’s Garage won. Alright! I guess.

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