Creative Emmy Goes To……..

emmyLAA2013The new format was introduced this year because last year’s 82 categories proved too unwieldy for one evening. Still, producers last night asked winners to keep acceptance speeches to 30 seconds as had been the practice the past couple of years.

The split led to a streamlined show announcing winners in 44 categories, running just a few minutes over its planned two hours. With only 41 categories tonight, it should be a snap.

The 2016 Creative Arts Emmys have been awarded. The annual ceremony—which honors outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres—was split into two nights for the first time in history. HBO’s Game of Thrones was the big champ with 16 wins, followed by FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story with 12 wins. Taped at the Microsoft Theater in L.A., the annual awards will be televised Saturday at 8 p.m. on FXX. Presenters included Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, Heidi Klum, Jane Lynch and Ryan Seacrest

“Everybody within the sound of my voice is in drag, right now, whether you know it or not”, Emmy winner RuPaul Charles told reporters after his Sunday night win for best reality show host at the Creative Emmys.

The uninitiated probably didn’t know that he was referring to one of his (many) aphorisms: in this case, the oft-spoken observation that “We’re all born naked but the rest is drag”. It’s also a line in entertainer RuPaul’s single Born Naked – which, as he would say, is available on iTunes – that served as the final challenge for the top three contestants on season seven of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

You can’t, as RuPaul said in 1984, “spread the RuPaul message to the world” unless you’re willing to create a few synergies. Rupal is a winner baby.

Here is the full list of the winners from Saturday and Sunday’s ceremonies:

Outstanding Casting – Limited Series The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Casting – ComedyVeep (HBO)Outstanding Casting – DramaGame of Thrones (HBO)Outstanding Hairstyling – Limited Series

The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Hairstyling – Single-Camera

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Outstanding Multiplatform Storytelling

Archer Scavenger Hunt (FX)

Outstanding Original Interactive Program

Henry (Oculus Platform)

Outstanding Social TV Experience

@midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central)

Outstanding User Experience and Visual Design

Cartoon Network App Experience (Cartoon Network)

Lucy Hood Digerati Award

Rob Hayes


Outstanding Non-Prosthetic Makeup – Limited Series

American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)Outstanding Non-Prosthetic Makeup – Single-CameraGame of Thrones (HBO)Outstanding Prosthetic MakeupGame of Thrones (HBO)Outstanding Comedy Guest ActressAmy Poehler & Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live (NBC)Outstanding Costumes – ContemporaryAmerican Horror Story: Hotel (FX)Outstanding Costumes – Period/FantasyGame of Thrones (HBO)Outstanding Production Design – Half-HourTransparent (Amazon)

Outstanding Production Design – Hour-Long

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Production Design – Period

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Outstanding Production Design – Contemporary/Fantasy

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Main Title Theme Music

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix)


Outstanding Main Title Design

Man in the High Castle (Amazon)Outstanding Cinematography – Multi-CameraNicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Nickelodeon)Outstanding Cinematography – Limited SeriesFargo (FX)Outstanding Cinematography – Single CameraMan in the High Castle (Amazon)Outstanding Music DirectionDanny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center) (PBS)Outstanding Music Composition – Limited SeriesThe Night Manager (AMC)Outstanding Music Composition – SeriesMr. Robot (USA)

Outstanding Music and Lyrics

“‘Til it Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground (CNN)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination – Comedy/Variety

Shameless (Showtime)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination – Drama/Limited

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Supporting

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)

Outstanding Comedy Guest Actor

Peter Scolari, Girls (HBO)

Outstanding Picture Editing – Comedy (Single-Camera)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

Outstanding Picture Editing – Drama

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Picture Editing – Limited Series

The People v OJ Simpson: American Horror Story (FX)

Outstanding Picture Editing – Comedy (Multi-Camera)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Sound Editing – Series

Black Sails (Starz)

Outstanding Sound Editing – Limited Series

Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Drama Guest ActorHank Azaria, Ray Donovan (Showtime)Outstanding Sound Mixing – One-HourGame of Thrones (HBO)Outstanding Sound Mixing – Half-HourMozart in the Jungle (Amazon)Outstanding Sound Mixing – Limited SeriesThe People v OJ Simpson: American Horror Story (FX)Outstanding Commercial“Love Has No Labels”Outstanding Interactive ProgramThe Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)Outstanding Narrator

Keith David, Jackie Robinson (PBS)

Outstanding Children’s Program

It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown! (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Guest Actress

Margo Martindale, The Americans (FX)


Outstanding Host – Reality or Reality Competition Program

RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)

Outstanding Documentary Series

Making a Murderer (Netflix)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix)

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

Cartel Land (A&E) (tie)

Jim: The James Foley Story (HBO) (tie)

Outstanding Writing – Variety Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Outstanding Directing – Variety Series

Ryan McFaul, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

Britney Spears, James Corden, Carpool Karaoke


Outstanding Variety SpecialThe Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special (CBS)Outstanding Writing – Nonfiction ProgramMoira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, Making a Murderer (Netflix)Outstanding Directing – Nonfiction ProgramMoira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, Making a Murderer (Netflix)Outstanding Editing – Nonfiction ProgramMoira Demos, Making a Murderer (Netflix)Outstanding Character Voice-Over PerformanceSeth MacFarlane, Family Guy (Fox)Outstanding Short Form Animated ProgramRobot Chicken (Adult Swim)Outstanding Animated Program

Archer (FX)

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction – Variety Special

Grease: Live (Fox)

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction – Variety Series

The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Picture Editing – Variety Programming

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Outstanding Sound Mixing – Variety Series or Special

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center) (PBS)

Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim)

Outstanding Short Form Variety Series

Park Bench With Steve Buscemi (AOL)

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series

Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Governors Award

American Idol (Fox)

Taran Killam, Chris Hemsworth, SNL, Saturday Night Live

Dana Edelson/NBC

Outstanding Picture Editing – Unstructured Reality ProgramProject Greenlight (HBO)Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality ProgramWho Do You Think You Are? (TLC)Outstanding Costumes – Variety, Nonfiction or Reality ProgrammingThe Wiz Live! (NBC)Outstanding Actor – Short Form Comedy or DramaRob Corddry, Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim)Outstanding Production Design – Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award SpecialGrease: Live (Fox)Outstanding Production Design – Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition SeriesPortlandia (IFC)Outstanding Cinematography – Nonfiction Program

Cartel Land (A&E)

Outstanding Sound Editing – Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

Cartel Land (A&E)

Outstanding Sound Mixing – Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

Vice (HBO)

Outstanding Hairstyling – Multi-Camera Series or Special

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Makeup – Multi-Camera Series or Special

Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Actress – Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

Patrika Darbo, Acting Dead (

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control – Limited Series, Movie or Special

Grease: Live (Fox)

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control – Series

Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Born This Way (A&E)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program

Life Below Zero (National Geographic Channel)

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Shark Tank (ABC)

Outstanding Choreography

Quest Crew, America’s Best Dance Crew (MTV) (tie)

Kathryn Burns, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) (tie)

Outstanding Special Class Program

Grease: Live (Fox)

Outstanding Information Series or Special

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)


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