Alec Baldwin won the Emmy award on Sunday for his work as lead actor on the NBC comedy "30 Rock."
This was Baldwin's second consecutive U.S. top TV award.
Meanwhile, Toni Collette was named outstanding comedy actress for playing a woman with multiple personalities on "United States of Tara."
It was "the greatest job I'll ever have," Baldwin said, referring to "30 Rock."
He heaped praise on the show's executive producer, Lorne Michaels.
"It's great when you have a producer, someone who believes in you, in your corner, who hires you and thinks of you in good weather and in bad weather," Baldwin said while accepting his award at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
"And that person for me is Lorne Michaels, and I would like to especially dedicate this to Lorne Michaels, who is the greatest boss you could ever have, and who has believed in me for all these years, and I love you, Lorne."
For Collette, the win was her first Emmy. Her only other nomination was in 2007 for a supporting role in the made-for-television movie "Tsunami, The Aftermath."
Kristin Chenoweth took home the Emmy for best supporting comedy actress for her role as waitress Olive Snook on the now-canceled ABC series "Pushing Daisies." Chenoweth made it clear to the audience that with her show canceled, she was looking for work.