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Collette beats Fey for actress Emmy

Sept. 20, 2009 at 9:13 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- "United States of Tara" star Toni Collette won the Emmy Award for best actress in a comedy in Los Angeles Sunday.

The Australian actress beat out the favorite for the honor, Tina Fey, who has won a raft of awards in recent years for her performance on the NBC comedy "30 Rock."

"Wow, this is insanely confronting," Collette said as she picked up her prize. "Thank you so much to the Television Academy for recognizing our show in this way. I'd like to acknowledge my fellow nominees. I'm so humbled to be here in this room, let alone up on this stage."

Collette's film credits include "Muriel's Wedding," "The Sixth Sense" and "The Hours."

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