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John Lithgow Wins Emmy for 'Dexter'


John Lithgow now has an Emmy to match his Golden Globe. The veteran character actor won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series this weekend (at the Creative Arts Emmys, at which all the awards that can't be fit into the primetime Emmys are given) for his performance as the serial killer Trinity in Season 4 of Dexter. Lithgow had previously won the Golden Globe Award for the role (for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television). All of this is to say that Trinity may be the most beloved serial killer since Dexter himself. More after the jump.

Here's an interesting bit of trivia: Lithgow had won the Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy once before, for another genre show. In 1986, he took home a trophy for his work on the Amazing Stories episode "The Doll", based on a story by horror legend Richard Matheson.

Last night, upon accepting the Emmy, Lithgow mistakenly thanked HBO instead of Showtime, the network behind Dexter. Here's a video of him learning of his goof, and talking about his award.