Newhart, 84, was honored at Sunday’s creative arts Emmy ceremony for his guest role last season on The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton, a down-on-his-luck former host of a children’s science show. “This is my seventh shot at this…. I just love this very much,” he said, gazing tearfully at the trophy in his hand as the audience gave him a standing ovation. With eight statuettes, HBO’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra was the night’s top-winning individual program at the ceremony honoring technical and other achievements. The pay cable network came away with 20 awards, followed by CBS with 15 and NBC with eight.
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