A hopeful Amy Poehler started an Emmy first when she raced up onstage as Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara listed her as a contender for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Parks and Recreation, prompting her fellow nominees, including Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Tina Fey (30 Rock) to join her and hold hands as their names were read out. They all celebrated together as the honour went to Melissa MCCarthy for Mike & Molly.