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Timberlake, Platrow bag Emmy awards

Justin Timberlake and Gwyneth Paltrow have emerged as the star winners at this year's Emmy awards for their stint as guest actors on TV shows.

music Updated: Sep 12, 2011 18:37 IST

Justin Timberlake and Gwyneth Paltrow have emerged as the star winners at this year's Emmy awards for their stint as guest actors on TV shows.



Timberlake, 31, was named the Outstanding Guest Actor for appearing in Saturday Night Live, while Paltrow won the award for the Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her stint in Glee, the Hollywood Reporter said.



The awards were announced at a gala ceremony hosted by actress Jane Lynch which took place at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles last night.



Social Network actor Timberlake had won an Emmy earlier in the evening for original music and lyrics for his Justin Timberlake monologue. Seth Meyers accepted the award for him.



Leading the recipients of multiple awards was period drama Boardwalk Empire, with seven Emmys. Set against a backdrop of crime and corruption in 1920s Atlantic City, New Jersey, the series earned a total of 18 Emmy nominations in this, its first season.



Loretta Devine took the Guest Actress in a drama series trophy for Grey's Anatomy over Dexter actress Julia Stiles.



The evening's other winners included Cinema Verite, Pillars of the Earth, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Southland, So You Think You Can Dance and Freedom Riders.