Bob’s Burgers, Harry Shearer among first-time winners at 2014 Emmy Awards

“Mazel Tina!”

That’s an appropriate title for the episode that won Bob’s Burgers its first Emmy Award over the weekend. Harry Shearer, long known but never properly celebrated for his voice work on The Simpsons, also earned his first individual Emmy during the Creative Emmys ceremonies, held separately a week before the Primetime Emmy Awards to dole out even more honors.

Of relevant interest to comedy fans, among this year’s new and returning Emmy winners:

Outstanding Animated Program: Bob’s Burgers, FOX

Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments and Variety Specials: Eric Davies, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, for putting together the #McConnelling segment. Roll the clip!

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: Harry Shearer, as Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Younger Burns and Smithers, The Simpsons, FOX

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live (he’s won for hosting SNL before), NBC

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black, Netflix

Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama,

Outstanding Interactive Program: Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show digital team

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: The Colbert Report, Comedy Central

  • Opus Moreschi, head writer; with Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Richard Dahm, Barry Julien, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Paul Dinello, Nate Charny, Sam Kim, Aaron Cohen, Gabe Gronli, Matt Lappin

Outstanding Variety Special: AFI Live Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks, TNT

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night, NBC

You can look for more of your friends on the list, or watch them during the 2014 Creative Emmys telecast on FXM on Saturday. The Primetime Emmys are on Monday on NBC, hosted by Seth Meyers.

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