The 'Glee' alum bags a Primetime Emmy Award for her 'Hollywood Game Night' hosting gig, while Hale picks up his second win for his 'Veep' role.
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards was officially kicked off on Sunday, September 20 at 8 P.M. ET. Following an opening number by host Andy Samberg, the likes of Jane Lynch, Tony Hale, Margo Martindale and Allison Janney took home a prize each.
Former "Glee" star Lynch won Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program through her new show "Hollywood Game Night". She bested longtime hosts such as Tom Bergeron ("Dancing With the Stars"), Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") and Cat Deeley ("So You Think You Can Dance") for the title.
Hale nabbed his second Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series through his role on HBO's series "Veep". He defeated the likes of Adam Driver ("Girls"), Keegan-Michael Key ("Key & Peele") and Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") for the title.
Martindale won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her guest stint on "The Americans", while the prize in the male category went to Reg E. Cathey ("House of Cards").
Losing to Martindale in the above mentioned category, Janney still managed to bag a trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on "Mom". Other actresses vying for the prize included Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live"), Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory") and Jane Krakowski ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") among others.
Bradley Whitford won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest stint on "Transparent". "Veep" took another gong for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Other early winners included "Shark Tank" (Outstanding Structured Reality Program), "Deadliest Catch" (Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program) and "Bessie" (Outstanding Television Movie).
More winners will be announced at the ceremony which is currently airing live on FOX.