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Melissa Leo Emmys 2013: 'Louie' Actress Wins Guest Actress In A Comedy

Melissa Leo poses backstage with the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for "Louie" at the Primetime Crea
Melissa Leo poses backstage with the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for "Louie" at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Melissa Leo has won an Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy category for her role in "Louie."

Leo beat out nominees Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Elaine Stritch, Molly Shannon and Dot-Marie Jones. This is her first Emmy.

"It was a step to take, and Louie was right there by my side," Leo said upon receiving the award, according to THR. "My son, who's 26 years old now, said 'Mom, I want to meet Louis C.K.! I guess my son got me the role.'"

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