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Behind the Emmy scenes with Gwyneth Paltrow

September 22, 2011 |  3:39 pm

Gwyneth At her personal blog, Gwyneth Paltrow describes her recent adventure at the Emmys, where she won guest actress in a comedy series for "Glee."

She wasn't present at the Creative Arts Ceremony when the victory was announced, but she traveled from Britain to Hollywood the following weekend to accept the statuette and to bestow the award for best comedy series at the prime-time ceremony. Her blog logs every detail of the journey, including makeup and hair preparation, plus photos of her being sewn into her dress.

Paltrow notes that her late father, Bruce Paltrow, would've been thrilled with her Emmy success: "This was especially meaningful, as my father (who made great TV shows back in the day — 'The White Shadow,' 'St. Elsewhere') had been nominated and lost the Emmys nine times. So I'm pretty chuffed about the whole thing. And my dad would have been over the moon."

Her mom, Blythe Danner, won two Emmys for supporting drama actress on "Huff" (2005, 2006).


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