It was a big night for Dan Bucatinsky, who won his very first Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work on ABC's Scandal. The 47-year-old actor, who was previously nominated for executive producing Web Therapy with Lisa Kudrow as well as Who Do You Think You Are?, gave a memorable acceptance speech thanking the U.S. Supreme Court for being able to honor both his on-screen and off-screen husbands.
When asked which justice he was referring to specifically, the Emmy winner said he was "expressing genuine glee at their good sense" and that he's "very, very proud" of the role he's currently playing. "There are a lot of parallels between me and [my] character," he added.
On Scandal, Dan plays the role of James Novak, the gay journalist husband of Cyrus, the President's often questionable Chief of Staff. Prior to tonight's big event, Dan gave a Twitter shout-out to both his TV husband, played by Jeff Perry, as well as his actual husband, screenwriter Don Roos. (Perhaps for the naked confrontation scene that many tie to Dan scoring the Emmy nod.)
"I love my TV hubby!" he wrote, later tweeting a picture with his "real-life" hubby while holding up his much-deserved Emmy award.
Dan beat out a number of talented actors, including The Good Wife's Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife's Nathan Lane, Mad Men's Harry Hamlin, Mad Men's Robert Morse, and Homeland's Rupert Friend.
The Creative Arts ceremony was held on Sunday, September 15. To catch the rest of the awards, tune in next week for the Primetime Emmys live at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre on Sunday, September 22 on CBS.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter