LOL! Amy Poehler Tries to Steal Melissa McCarthy's Emmy

Entertainment Sep. 18, 2011 AT 9:12PM
LOL! Amy Poehler Tries to Steal Melissa McCarthy's Emmy Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic ; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


When Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara announced the winner of the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy on Sunday's show, Amy Poehler sure thought she had it in the bag.

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As soon as Lowe and Vergara announced her name as a nominee, the 40-year-old Parks and Recreation star rushed the stage in an attempt to accept the trophy. Problem was, the other five nominees -- and the actual winner! -- had yet to be revealed.

But Poehler's other nominees -- Laura Linney, Edie Falco, Melissa McCarthy, Martha Plimpton and Tina Fey -- took the comic's seemingly spontaneous act in stride, and quickly joined her on stage as their names were announced.

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"I just want to say, girls, that everyone is a winner and I know you're going to serve this body with distinction," Lowe joked, taking a page from the beauty pageant playbook, before announcing McCarthy as the trophy winner.

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"Holy smokes! Wow, this is my first and best pageant ever. Oh my God, there's so many people I what to thank…" a visibly stunned McCarthy, outfitted with a tiara and a bouquet of roses, said before dissolving into tears as she thanked her family and coworkers. "I'm sorry I'm a crier. I'm from Plainfield, Ill. and I'm standing here and it's kind of amazing!"

Sunday's Emmy win is Mike & Molly star McCarthy's first.

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