Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Creative Arts Emmy Winners
"Game of Thrones" and "American Horror Story: Freak Show" killed their competition at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 12 by picking up over a dozen statues between the two programs.
"Game of Thrones" made Emmy history by picking up eight Emmys from its 17 creative arts nominations during the yet-to-be-broadcast ceremony, the most wins for any series before the Primetime Emmy Awards (telecast on Sept. 20 this year). The HBO fantasy show picked up awards for picture editing for a one-hour series, production design for a contemporary, fantasy one-hour series, sound editing for a series, sound mixing for a one-hour series, non-prosthetic makeup for a single-camera series, special visual effects, stunt coordination for a drama series, and casting for a drama series.
Spread out over 13 categories, "Game of Thrones" lost its four bids for cinematography, costumes, guest drama actress, hairstyling and prosthetic makeup. "Game of Thrones" won one of its two nominations for picture editing.
With 24 overall Emmy nominations this years, "Game of Thrones" could tie or break the record for most wins by a series in a single year (9) during the Primetime telecast. The record was set by "The West Wing's" debut season in 2000. In addition to best drama series, it contends for writing, directing (x2), supporting actor and supporting actress (x2).
FX's anthology series "American Horror Story" picked up its most wins in a year to date with its circus-centric fourth outing called "Freak Show".
The horror series picked up wins for the period/fantasy costumes, hairstyling for a limited series or movie, non-prosthetic makeup for a limited series or movie, prosthetic makeup and supporting visual effects.
The series picked up its most nominations this year with 19, with each of the previous three seasons earning 17 nominations a piece, and, to date, 15 wins. The series contends for lead actress, supporting actor (x2), supporting actress (x3) and directing all in the limited series/movie categories. "Freak Show" also contends for outstanding limited series.
Other noted winners were the HBO television film "Bessie" which won four including TV movie, music score of a limited series or movie, sound mixing for a limited series or movie and cinematography for a limited series or movie. Queen Latifah won the TV movie award as executive producer on the autobiographical film, and contends for her lead performance at the Primetime Ceremony. Latifah's co-stars, Mo'Nique and Michael K. Williams contend in the limited series/movie supporting races. The film is also nominated for writing and directing.
Amazon can celebrate its first wins this year with it's freshmen series laffer "Transparent" winning three awards- guest comedy actor (Bradley Whitford), costumes for a contemporary series and main title theme music. Among their other nominations, the show contends for the comedy series gong in addition to lead comedy actor for Jeffrey Tambor, who stars as a transgender woman.
In the reality, nonfiction side of things, "Deadliest Catch" won three more awards including unstructured reality program, and the expose documentary "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" won for documentary or nonfiction special, and the accompanying writing and directing awards.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on FOX Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. Andy Samberg hosts.
Guest comedy actor- Bradley Whitford, "Transparent"
Guest comedy actress- Joan Cusack, "Shameless"
Guest drama actor- Reg E. Cathy, "House of Cards"
Guest drama actress- Margo Martindale, "The Americans"