(AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) - The
phenomenon keeps getting bigger.
White won an Emmy Award for best guest actress in a
series for her turn as host on "Saturday Night Live." The honor came Saturday at the creative arts ceremony that is precursor to the main Aug. 29 Emmy show.
The trophy is the fifth prime-time Emmy received by the 88-year-old White, according to the TV academy. Her previous honors came for classic sitcoms including
and "The Golden Girls."
So far this year, besides the "SNL" gig, White made a splash with the new TV Land sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," scored with a clever
commercial and guest-starred on
She did not attend Saturday's ceremony.
won the trophy for best guest actor in a comedy series for his appearance on
while the guest acting trophies for
series went to
for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
The top network winner was
with 17 trophies, followed by ABC with 15 and Fox with nine.
each claimed seven. "The Pacific," HBO's
miniseries, captured a leading seven creative arts awards.
John Leverence, senior vice president of awards, received the
Founders Award for his service to the TV academy.
Next week's Emmy ceremony, with