Monday, September 12, 2011

Creative Arts Emmy Winners

A couple of early Emmy trophies were handed out this weekend at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony.

As expected Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow won her first Emmy award for guest starring role in Glee. Guest Actor in Comedy went to Emmy-favorite Justin Timberlake, who also won Best Original Music and Lyrics for his Saturday Night Live monologue. Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama went to two unexpected people with Paul McCrane (Harry's Law) and Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy) beating out presumed front-runners Michael J. Fox, Julia Stiles, and Joan Cusack. A bit sad those two ladies didn't win, but not really since I'm a fan of Devine and she really did wonderful this season with her character coping with Alzheimer's.

The big winner of the night though was HBO's Boardwalk Empire which picked up seven awards including Casting and Editing. These wins could signal a big night for the show during the Primetime Emmys when it goes head to head with Mad Men and Game of Thrones. Casting awards were also given to Glee and Mildred Pierce while How I Met Your Mother and Cinema Verite picked up the other series Editing awards. It's also important to note that Boardwalk Empire also won Visual Effects over the much flashier Game of Thrones.

Other noteworthy results include Jeff Probst (Survivor) winning Reality Host for the fourth consecutive time robbing Cat Deeley or Phil Keoghan their deserved win, The Kennedy Center Honors (with Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney) winning Variety Special over Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour, Futurama beating out South Park and The Simpsons for Animated Program, and So You Think You Can Dance taking two Choreography Emmy awards.

The most interesting thing about the awards, I thought, was the spread-the-wealth mentality of voters when it came to the Miniseries category with Mildred Pierce (3 wins), The Kennedys (3 wins), and Downton Abbey (2 wins) unable to dominate over the other shows. Who do you think is the frontrunner in this category?

Click here to see the complete list of winners. The Primetime Emmys are September 17th.

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