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Cherry Jones Snags First Emmy for 24

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Out Tony winner Cherry Jones took home her first Emmy Sunday night for her work as President Allison Taylor on TV's 24.

It was the first Emmy nomination for the actress, who has taken home two Tony awards for her work on Broadway in Doubt and The Heiress.

This was Jones's first season on 24.

Widely considered to be the Meryl Streep of the Broadway stage, Jones has always been out in her professional career. She declared her love for her partner, actress Sarah Paulson, in a very public way by kissing her right after winning her 2005 Tony for Doubt.

Jones's win wasn't the only big gay news of the night. The awards were hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, fresh off his successful stint hosting the Tony Awards. He was nominated again for his work on How I Met Your Mother, but didn't win.

Gay favorite Kristin Chenoweth took home a best supporting actress Emmy for her work on the now-canceled very gay-friendly Pushing Daisies, while Toni Collette won an Emmy for best actress in a comedy for United States of Tara. On the show, Collette's character has dissociative personality disorder (once called "multiple personalities). One of her alter egos is a homophobe who torments her young son, who is likely gay.

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