Game Of Thrones, Free Solo, Chernobyl And Queer Eye Big Winners At The Creative Arts Emmys

It’s hard to believe but award season has come around once again. Though the Primetime Emmys are not handed out until next Sunday, September 22, the Creative Arts awards were handed out this past weekend and a number of our favourite shows went away with some new hardware.

Taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the Creative Arts Emmys were presented over two nights. The first night (Saturday) included awards for variety special, animated program, and documentaries. Some of the big winners of Night 1 were the Queer Eye Fab 5 taking home four awards (Structured reality program, casting, directing and picture editing), RuPaul’s Drag Race with three wins (host for a reality or competition program, costumes and hairstyling) and Fosse/Verdon and Hannah Gadsby, Nanette each taking out an Emmy for music direction and writing for a variety special, respectively. The big winner of the night was National Geographic’s Free Solo – the American documentary won all seven of its nominated categories on the first night.

Despite the divisive eighth and final season, the second night (Sunday) was dominated by HBO’s Game of Thrones. The drama took home ten technical awards. Could this be a prelude for more success next week? The other big winners from Night 2 were HBO’s limited series Chernobyl and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, both walking away with seven wins. The Handmaid’s Tale was the recipient of three awards, including Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones for Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, Fosse/Verdon picked up another two Emmys taking its weekend total to three, and Fleabag won in two categories.

The Creative Arts Emmys will air on FXX on Saturday September 21 at 8/7c.

Night 1 Winners:

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
Life Below Zero (Nat Geo)

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
Free Solo (Nat Geo)

OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES
Saturday Night
Live (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Rent (Fox)

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
Free Solo (Nat Geo)

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
Free
Solo (Nat Geo)

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL
Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul (CBS)

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A STRUCTURED REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM
Queer Eye (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR AN UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
(HBO)

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy (Fox)

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
The Simpsons (Fox)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION PROGRAM
Free Solo (Nat Geo)

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
Queer Eye (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
Queer Eye (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAMMING
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES
Our Planet (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL
Leaving Neverland (HBO)

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL SERIES OR SPECIAL
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)

OUTSTANDING EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
RBG (CNN), The Sentence (HBO) (tie)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION
Age of Sail (Google Spotlight Stories)

OUTSTANDING INNOVATION IN INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING
Artificial (Twitch)

OUTSTANDING MOTION DESIGN
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
(Netflix)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Hannah Gadsby, Nanette (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM NONFICTION OR REALITY SERIES
Creating Saturday Night Live (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
(HBO)

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2019 (CBS)

OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
“NASA and SpaceX: The Interactive Demo-1 Launch” (YouTube)

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA WITHIN AN UNSCRIPTED PROGRAM
Free Solo (Nat Geo)

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
“Anti-Depressants Are So Not a Big Deal,” Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
Fosse/Verdon (FX)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A DOCUMENTARY SERIES OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
Free Solo (Nat Geo)

OUTSTANDING NARRATOR
Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
Free Solo (Nat Geo)

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM VARIETY SERIES
Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple Music)

OUTSTANDING STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
Queer Eye (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR VARIETY SPECIAL
Rent (Fox)

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR VARIETY OR REALITY PROGRAMMING
Tessandra Chavez, World of Dance (NBC)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (PRE-RECORDED)
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool (CBS)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (LIVE)
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons (ABC)

Night 2 Winners:

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
State of the Union (Sundance TV)

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Fleabag (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (HALF-HOUR)
Russian Doll (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Chernobyl (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
Rosamund Pike, State of the Union (Sundance TV)

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Chernobyl (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
Game of Thrones (HBO)

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones (HBO)

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Fleabag (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
Chernobyl (HBO)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
Game of Thrones (HBO)

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL
Nike — Dream Crazy

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
NASA’s InSight Mars Landing

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA WITHIN A SCRIPTED PROGRAM
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
Chris O’Dowd, State Of The Union (Sundance TV)

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
Succession (HBO)

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN
Game of Thrones (HBO)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jane Lynch/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Fosse/Verdon (FX)

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A COMEDY SERIES OR VARIETY PROGRAM
GLOW (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Game of Thrones (HBO)

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bradley Whitford/The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
The Ranch (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (NON-PROSTHETIC)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY COSTUMES
Russian Doll (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING PERIOD COSTUMES
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Chernobyl (HBO)

OUTSTANDING FANTASY/SCI-FI COSTUMES
Game of Thrones (HBO)

OUTSTANDING MULTI-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
One Day at a Time (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Game of Thrones (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Chernobyl (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION
Barry (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
Game of Thrones (HBO)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PROGRAM (HALF-HOUR)
Russian Doll (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD OR FANTASY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)
Chernobyl (HBO)

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Chernobyl (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION
Barry (HBO)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Cherry Jones/The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

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Clare Sidoti is 4 Your Excitement's Editor-at-Large. Clare has a BA (Theatre and Film Studies) from the University of New South Wales, Australia and an MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex, UK. She currently works for an NGO that runs human rights training in the Asia Pacific region. You can find her on twitter with her eclectic musings on the arts, entertainment and human rights. Some of her favourite topics to cover include Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Glee and Star Wars.
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