Dr. K just delivered the first big Emmy win for This Is Us

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 25: Gerald McRaney tells the Pointe du Hoc Battle story at the 25th National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on May 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 25: Gerald McRaney tells the Pointe du Hoc Battle story at the 25th National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on May 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts) /
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The Emmy Awards are this weekend, but This Is Us has already collected its first of hopefully many trophies.

Competition is tight across the board this year, but one of the closest categories already has a winner. We’ll have to wait until this upcoming Sunday to see what Emmys This Is Us walks away with, but the wins are already piling up. The Creative Arts Emmys were handed out this weekend, which is essentially handing out the awards they don’t have time on the broadcast for.

The Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series featured a handful of heavy hitters, including three This Is Us stars up for the award. Maybe the most competitive aspect of the category was that Gerald McRaney, Denis O’Hare and Brian Tyree Henry going up against one another, in addition to BD Wong, Hank Azaria, and Ben Mendelsohn.

Despite the stiff competition, McRaney walked away with the Emmy and it’s the first big win for This Is Us.

It was the only win of the night for the show, though. This Is Us was shut out of the other there categories it was up for, which isn’t the best omen heading into Emmys week. That being said, the acting on the show is what has drawn folks in and tugged on the heart strings, and McRaney has been one of the best at doing that. The fact that he picked up an Emmy for his role bodes well for the other heart wrenching performances we’ve seen this season.

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This Is Us will be up for five Emmys on Sunday, including both Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia in the same category (Best Actor in a Drama). Chrissy Metz and Ron Cephas Jones are also up for Supporting Actor awards with the show as a whole being up against tough competition for Best Drama.