Tony Hale won the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series Emmy Awards 2013 on Sunday night.
Hale won for his role as the personal aide of the VIce President of the United States, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The 42-year-old actor beat Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Adam Driver (Girls), Modern Family stars Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Hale was surprised when he went up on stage, saying that he was honored to be nominated with the likes of Hader, O'Neill, Burrell, and Ferguson. He also thanked his co-star Dreyfus.
Dreyfus also won the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, shortly after Hale won his award. Dreyfus beat Laura Dern (Enlightened), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), TIna Fey (30 Rock), and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation).
A teary-eyed Dreyfus looked on as her co-star gave his acceptance speech.
"It was a complete shock. I was hoping "Veep" would get nominated, but when they read my name it just felt out of body. Even talking about it doesn't seem real. To be a list with all of those guys -- who I'm a big fan of -- it's just incredibly humbling. Bill Hader is unbelievable; I'm just excited about meeting him. All the other guys: Adam Driver, the "Modern Family" nominees. The thought of winning is kind of -- I don't even want to go there because it seems so out there. To be on that list is mind blowing to me," he recently told the Huffington Post about his being nominated.
The actor is also known for his role as Buster Bluth in comedy series Arrested Development.
Season 3 of Veep is set to air in 2014.
Watch Tony Hale give his acceptance speech: