Out Actresses Snatched Trophies at the Creative Arts Emmys

Jane Lynch and Cherry Jones grabbed some gold at Sunday's ceremony.

RuPaul wasn’t the only queen to walk away with an Emmy this past weekend.

The 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held September 14-15 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Numerous LGBTQ-themed series and specials snatched trophies on Saturday night, including VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race and Netflix’s Queer Eye.

A handful of out actresses grabbed some gold on Sunday night, too. Jane Lynch won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, while Cherry Jones picked up an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Handmaid’s Tale.

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This was Lynch’s fifth Emmy win (she won previously for Hollywood Game Night and Glee). Jones (pictured above) is also a previous Emmy winner; the actress took home gold a decade ago for her role on 24.

Backstage after her win, Lynch let it slip that she is currently working on a new show for Netflix, in which she and Cyndi Lauper are set to star.

“We’re our ages now. I’m almost 60, and she’s 65. We’re looking for our next act and we haven’t had children,” Lynch described. “It’s a Golden Girls for today.”

Russian Doll, whose co-creator Leslye Headland is queer, also grabbed three awards. Netflix’s critically acclaimed sitcom One Day at a Time, which tackled topics like coming out as queer in its most recent season, finally received its first Emmy.

Condragulations, ladies!

The Television Academy’s Creative Arts ceremony will be televised Saturday, September 21, on FXX. The 71st Primetime Emmys will air live 8/7c Sunday, September 22, on Fox.

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