updated 09/20/2009 AT 9:10 PM ET
•originally published 09/20/2009 AT 8:30 PM ET
Sunday night’s 61st Primetime Emmy Awards got off to a big yuk even though the first winner of the evening, Kristin Chenoweth, dissolved into tears as she accepted her golden statuette as best supporting actress in a comedy series – ABC’s canceled Pushing Daisies.
“I don’t know why I’m crying,” she said, after thanking her parents. “I’m unemployed now, and I’d like to be on Mad Men. I also like The Office and ‘24’.” Chenoweth concluded by thanking the TV Academy for recognizing a show no longer on the air.