Chris O'Dowd has offered a gas response to his win at last night's Creative Arts Emmys.

Chris won for actor in a short-form comedy or drama for 'State of the Union'. His co-star Rosamund Pike won for best actress in the same category.

The SundanceTV short ran for ten, 10-minute episodes in May and was initially snubbed for any Emmy nominations.

However when short-form series 'Better Call Saul Employee Training: Madrigal Electromotive Security' was ruled ineligible for competition, as the series didn’t meet the required runtime of two mins for at least six episodes, that opened slots for the next highest-vote getters including 'State of the Union.'

Speaking of the fluke that got his short series nominated, O'Dowd said backstage: “Seems dodgy, the whole thing seems suspect. I kind of missed what happened at the start of all of that, but I’m delighted that it did, it’s a really strong show. I hope people get a chance to see it on Sundance.”

He added: “I’m so pleased we won. It’s better than the alternative.”

Better still was his reaction on Twitter in which he said he had "quite the night" between winning the TV award and meeting three people from Cork: