South Park has nabbed a coveted Emmy award!

Our very own hit show was named outstanding animated programme at the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys over the weekend – a ceremony that mainly honours the backroom stars of Amerian TV, ahead of the main celebrity-studded awards this coming weekend.

The episode in question was Margaritaville, from the most recent season, which featured Randy stepping forward with a solution to fix the desperate state of the global economy. Needless to say it didn't work...

So a big congratulations to the Trey, Matt and the crew; and a big thanks to all you fans for staying loyal to the cause of South Park.

Also victorious was Tina Fey, who may be the star and creator of the brilliant American sitcom 30 Rock, but it was her portrayal of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live that won her an Emmy.

She was named best guest actress in a comedy

Accepting her award, Fey said: "Mrs Palin is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend. You are living my dream. Thank you, Mrs Palin!"

Justin Timberlake was named best guest actor in a comedy, also for his appearance on Saturday Night Live, at the ceremony, where Flight of the Conchords provided musical entertainment.

In other categories, Dan Castellaneta won outstanding voice-over performance for playing Homer Simpson.

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