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Jane Lynch wins Creative Arts Emmy for queer comedy Dropping the Soap

Jane Lynch wins Creative Arts Emmy for queer comedy Dropping the Soap

Congratulations Jane Lynch!

The openly gay star has won the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her role in Dropping the Soap.

The first series of the show debuted on LGBTI streaming service Dekkoo earlier this year.

Jane has previously won the 2010 Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy for Glee.

She also won the Outstanding Host for Reality, Reality-Competition Program in 2014 and 2015 for Hollywood Game Night.

Speaking to Variety about where she keeps her Emmys, Jane said: ‘I made room. I have a shelving unit as you walk into my house and they are humbly on the top shelf so you don’t look right at them.’

Dropping the Soap is a fast-paced workplace comedy, similar in tone to 30 Rock or Episodes. It goes behind-the-scenes of the long-running soap opera Collided Lives.

Earlier this year, we chatted to Jane about her role in the web series, along with her costar Paul Witten, who plays a closeted actor on the fictional show.

‘Soap operas are dying in the States’

Speaking at the time, she said: ‘Soap operas are dying in the States. We all watched them, and we were addicted to them. But they’re a dying art form now.’

She furthermore added: ‘We thought it would be funny to look at a soap opera which has lost its viewership but the actors who started there realize this is all they have.’