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2016 Emmys: Television Academy Reveals Three Nights of Emmy Awards Shows

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The 2016 Emmys will be a three-night affair this September with the Creative Arts Emmys, that showcase the technical side of the television process, being split into two nights. Night 1 of the Creative Arts Emmys (September 10th) covers mainly the major technical fields of Drama, Comedy, and Television Movie/Limited as well as the Guest Acting categories. Night 2 (September 11th) covers the fields of Animation, Non-Fiction, Reality, Short Form, and Variety.

Outstanding Television Movie returns to the Primetime Emmys telecast on September 18th after being relegated to the Creative Arts ceremony last year. All shows will be held at the Microsoft Theater and the two Creative Arts ceremonies will be combined as a single broadcast to air the following weekend on FXX. The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on September 18th.

Here is the breakdown of categories at each ceremony.

PRIMETIME EMMYS, SEPTEMBER 18th

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OF MOVIE
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OF MOVIE
OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OF MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OF MOVIE
OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

CREATIVE ARTS EMMYS, SEPTEMBER 10th

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL
OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A CONTEMPORARY SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A PERIOD/FANTASY SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA – MULTIPLATFORM STORYTELLING
OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA – ORIGINAL INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA – SOCIAL TV EXPERIENCE
OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA – USER EXPERIENCE AND VISUAL DESIGN
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE
OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN
OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE (NON-PROSTHETIC)
OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC)
OUTSTANDING MULTI-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
OUTSTANDING NARRATOR
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PROGRAM (HALF-HOUR OR LESS)
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)
OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A SERIES
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A COMEDY SERIES OR VARIETY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

CREATIVE ARTS EMMYS, SEPTEMBER 11th

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A VARIETY, NON FICTION OR REALITY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION
OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL SERIES OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A STRUCTURED OR COMPETITION REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR AN UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM NONFICTION OR REALITY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM VARIETY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING (Single or multi-camera)
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES
OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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