Louis C.K. was named a winner at the 65th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Sunday at the Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater.
The Mexican American comedian earned an Emmy for writing the standup special “Louis C.K.: Oh My God,” which aired on HBO in April 2013. The 46-year-old wasn’t present at the ceremony – which honors excellence in behind-the-scenes work in entertainment – but was name-dropped during the evening by actress Melissa Leo.
Leo, who took home the award for “Guest Actress in a Comedy” for her stint on C.K.’s series “Louie,” thanked the producer/writer/actor profusely for giving her the role of a lifetime.
“It was a step to take, and Louis [C.K.] was right there by my side,” Leo told The Hollywood Reporter after her Emmy win.
And it seemed like Leo had another man to thank: her son, who encouraged her to go for the part on the FX show.
“My son, who’s 26 years old now, said ‘Mom, I want to meet Louis C.K.!’ I guess my son got me the role.”
C.K.’s newest Emmy award statue will join a few other awards on what’s surely becoming a crowded shelf, as the comedian has earned multiple Emmys and a Grammy for his work over the last twenty years.