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Kathy Bates -- Who Has Been Nominated for 11 Emmys -- Finally Wins One! It's the Creative Arts Emmys Results. HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Sets the Pace With Six Wins. We Have the Complete List of Winners NY Times

"Kathy Bates, who did a guest role as the cigar-smoking ghost of the former lead character of the hit CBS sitcom 'Two and a Half Men,' won TV's most coveted statuette at Saturday's Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles," the Los Angeles Times' Show Tracker reports.

After 11 Emmy nominations over the years, it was the first Emmy win for Bates, who recently revealed she had a double mastectomy as part of her breast cancer treatment.

According to the article, after winning the award Bates tweeted, "My thanks & respect to the inimitable Charlie Sheen without whom this recognition simply would not have been possible." Bates is also up for an acting award at Sunday's Primetime Emmys ceremony for her starring role on the now canceled "Harry's Law." 

As far as individual shows are concerned, HBO's "Game of Thrones" won six Creative Arts Emmys, setting up a rivalry with several other cable dramas that will play out during the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards this coming Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, reports The New York Times.

For a complete list of this year's Creative Arts Emmys winners, please click here.

"Boardwalk Empire," another HBO show, received three Creative Arts Emmys, while "Downton Abbey" from PBS and Showtime's "Homeland" each received two. The four dramas will be vying for outstanding drama in the Primetime Emmys, along with AMC's "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," the story notes.

"Saturday Night Live" picked up four Creative Arts Emmys, as did the drama "Great Expectations" and the documentary series "Frozen Planet." The History miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" won three and "Deadliest Catch" won two, the piece adds.

The Creative Arts Emmys recognize technical achievement on television.