Emmy Awards 2010: Jane Lynch wins Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Jane Lynch won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series on Sunday for her role as Sue Sylvester, a snarky cheerleading coach who strives to bring down a high school glee club in Glee, marking the actress' first win and second nomination.
Lynch beat fellow nominees Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara of Modern Family, Kristen Wiig of Saturday Night Live, Jane Krakowski of 30 Rock and Holland Taylor of Two and a Half Men.
"Thank you so much, this is outlandish," Lynch said in her acceptance speech. "My god, my heart is pounding, I have nine seconds."
Lynch thanked her parents, the cast, the show's creator Ryan Murphy, her agent, her wife Laura Embry and her daughter Haden.
Last week, Lynch lost the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series, for her recurring role on Two and a Half Men, to Betty White, for her Saturday Night Live hosting gig, in a preliminary ceremony called the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Lynch is set to host Saturday Night Live in October.
The FOX musical sitcom Glee began in 2009 and stars Matthew Morrison as the head of a glee club made up of teenage misfits and popular students struggling to find themselves amid the turmoils of high school and Sylvester's meddling ways. The show is set to return for a second season on September 21.
Before Glee, Lynch starred in several of Christopher Guest's mockumentary-style movies, such as Best in Show and For Your Consideration, as well as films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
The actress, who married Embry in May, played Joyce Wischnia on the drama series The L Word, which focuses on the lives of lesbians in Los Angeles. Lynch has also starred in shows such as Criminal Minds and Bostol Legal.
Lynch was honored in Hollywood with her own Madame Tussauds wax figure on Aug. 4. The figure represents Sue Sylvester, complete with bullhorn and track suit.
Glee received a total of 19 Emmy nominations this year and won four awards. The show, which has featured the cast singing songs by Madonna, Lady Gaga and other popular artists, has been renewed for a third season.
The show has tackled topics deemed daring for a high school series. Racial, sexual and other controversial topics are spoken about candidly and with dry humor. One of the glee club members becomes pregnant by a fellow student and has a child.
Morrison has said "I think 'Glee' is one of the gayest shows on TV" and that "At the end of the day, 'Glee' is about inspiring kids and how the arts matter."
John Stamos of Full House and ER fame is set to appear in the second season, which starts on September 7. Carol Burnett is set to play Sylvester's Nazi hunter mother, Lynch said.
Glee fans can look forward to merchandise linked the series, including a video game, clothing, jewelry, greeting cards and more, as they are set to hit stores in the fall. Glee's debut season is set to be released on DVD on September 14.
Check out a full list of winners at the 2010 Emmy Awards and watch the video interview with Jane Lynch at the unveiling of her Madame Tussauds wax figure, carried out by reporter Cari Skillman of KABC Television, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company: