Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman & Cynthia Nixon Win At The Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Kathy Griffin picks up the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program Kathy Griffin picks up the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program

Cynthia Nixon, who gained fame and an Emmy with “Sex and the City,” added a second trophy Saturday for a guest role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Nixon was honored at the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys, which recognize technical and other achievements for the 2007-08 season and preceded next weekend’s main ceremony.

Other acting honors went to Glynn Turman, named best guest actor in a drama for “In Treatment”; Kathryn Joosten, best guest actress in a comedy for “Desperate Housewives”; and Tim Conway, best guest actor in a comedy for “30 Rock.”

Joosten’s portrayal of Mrs. McCluskey on the ABC drama also earned an Emmy in 2005.

Comedians won big as Kathy Griffin picked up her second Emmy, winning for Bravo show “My Life on the D-List.” And Sarah Silverman won Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for her song, “I’m F---ing Matt Damon.”

The creative arts Emmys will be shown as a special next Saturday on E! Entertainment, followed Sunday by ABC’s live broadcast of the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Among networks, HBO received a leading 16 awards, followed by ABC and PBS with 9 each. CBS earned eight awards and NBC six.

HBO’s miniseries “John Adams” was Saturday’s top winner with eight awards, including best costumes for a miniseries, movie or special. AMC’s “Mad Men,” the top series nominee, took home four awards, including best cinematography for an hourlong series.