Miracle win for Sarah

GIRLS ON TOP: Sarah Silverman with her Emmy Award. (BELOW:) Julianna Margulies with her third award. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was also a winner

COMEDIAN Sarah Silverman led the Jewish prizewinners at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday.

Silverman won the award for best-writing for a variety show for her HBO comedy special Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles.

She ran onto the stage barefoot and thanked her agents, saying: "Thank you to my Jews at CAA."

Matthew Weiner's Modern Family won outstanding comedy series, while Fargo - written by Noah Hawley, who is Jewish, and based on the film by Jewish writers and directors Ethan and Joel Cohen - picked up outstanding mini-series. Adam Bernstein won the directing award for Fargo.

Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart won outstanding TV movie, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus was named outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role as the American vice-president in political satire Veep.

Julianna Margulies picked up her third Emmy as outstanding lead actress in a drama series for The Good Wife. It was her second award for The Good Wife, to add to the one she won for ER.

Jerry Bruckheimer was one of the executive producers of The Amazing Race, which won the Emmy for best reality-competition programme.

Glenn Weiss won best directing award for a variety special for the 67th Annual Tony Awards.

Meanwhile, Jewish rapper Drake won an MTV Video Music Award for best hip-hop video with the track Hold on (We're Going Home).

Ok Go, who include Jewish bassist Tim Nordwind, won best visual effects video for The Writing's on the Wall.

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