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2016 Creative Arts Emmy Winners: Night One – Game of Thrones Tops Its Record, Martindale, Scolari Win

Game of Thrones lays waste to competition; Margo Martindale and Peter Scolari Surprise
Game of Thrones destroys competition; Margo Martindale (The Americans) and Peter Scolari (Girls) Surprise

The first half of the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys were held tonight and when you go in as the top nominated show you often end up with the most wins here. That happened once again for Game of Thrones, as it netted nine awards ahead of tomorrow’s second part and next week’s Primetime Emmys. This bests their total last year at the Creative Arts Emmys by one (they ended up winning 12 overall, an Emmy record), which means they could very easily beat their own record in a week’s time.

The second-most nominated show, American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson, walked off with four wins; Casting, Hairstyling, Sound Mixing and Picture Editing.

The Guest Acting categories continued to be the most shocking wins of the night, with three of the four wins being widely regarded as among the least likely. Only Tina Fey & Amy Poehler’s win for Saturday Night Live in Guest Actress was a widely predicted win. This win marked Poehler’s first win after 18 nominations and Fey’s 8th win. Peter Scolari (Girls) surprised everyone with a win that was almost never a nomination in the first place. After the nominations were announced and it was discovered that Peter MacNicol (Veep) has broken past the Television Academy’s new “50%” rule, he was disqualified and Scolari, the next highest vote getter, took his place. This was Scolari’s 4th Emmy nomination but his first since 1989. Hank Azaria (Ray Donovan) surprised by besting favorites Max von Sydow (Game of Thrones) and last year’s winner, Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards). This is Azaria’s 6th Emmy win. Possibly an ever bigger shock than Scolari was Margo Martindale winning a 2nd consecutive Emmy in this category for The Americans. With most pundits predicting either Laurie Metcalf (Horace and Pete) or Ellen Burstyn (House of Cards), no one had Martindale becoming the first back-to-back winner here, especially for a submission that’s barely two minutes long in an hour-long show.

Shows that grabbed two or more wins included: American Horror Story: Hotel, The Man in the High Castle, Downton Abbey and Fargo.

Night Two winners will be announced Sunday, September 11th. Here is the complete list of winners from Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys:

GUEST ACTING

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Peter Scolari, “Girls”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”

 

CASTING

BEST COMEDY CASTING
“Veep”

BEST DRAMA CASTING
“Game of Thrones”

BEST MOVIE/MINI CASTING
“American Crime Story:: The People v. O.J. Simpson”

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
“It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!”

CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (MOVIE/MINI)
“Fargo” (“Waiting for Dutch”)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (MULTI-CAMERA)
“Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn” (“Go Hollywood”)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (SINGLE-CAMERA)
“The Man in the High Castle” (“The New World”)

COMMERCIAL

BEST COMMERCIAL
“Love Has No Labels” (Ad Council)

COSTUMES

BEST COSTUMES (PERIOD/FANTASY)
“Game of Thrones” (“The Winds of Winter”)

BEST COSTUMES (CONTEMPORARY)
“American Horror Story: Hotel” (“Chutes and Ladders”)

EDITING

BEST PICTURE EDITING (MULTI-CAMERA COMEDY)
“The Big Bang Theory” (“The Opening Night Excitation”)

BEST PICTURE EDITING (SINGLE-CAMERA DRAMA)
“Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)

BEST PICTURE EDITING (SINGLE-CAMERA COMEDY)
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (“Josh Just Happens to Live Here!”)

HAIRSTYLING

BEST HAIRSTYLING (SINGLE-CAMERA)
“Downton Abbey” (“Episode 9”)

BEST HAIRSTYLING (MOVIE/MINI)
“American Crime Story:: The People v. O.J. Simpson”

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

BEST INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”

BEST CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT – MULTIPLATFORM STORYTELLING
“Archer Scavenger Hunt”

BEST CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT – ORIGINAL INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
“Henry”

BEST CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT – SOCIAL TV EXPERIENCE
“@Midnight with Chris Hardwick”

BEST CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT – USER EXPERIENCE AND VISUAL DESIGN
“Cartoon Network App Experience”

MAIN TITLES

BEST MAIN TITLE DESIGN
“The Man in the High Castle”

MAKEUP

BEST MAKEUP (SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES NON-PROSTHETIC)
“Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)

BEST MAKEUP (MOVIE/MINISERIES NON-PROSTHETIC)
“American Horror Story: Hotel”

BEST PROSTHETIC MAKEUP
“Game of Thrones” (“The Door”)

MUSIC

BEST MUSIC COMPOSITION (SERIES)
“Mr. Robot” (“eps1.0_hellofriend.mov”)

BEST MUSIC COMPOSITION (MOVIE/MINI)
“The Night Manager” (“Episode 2”)

BEST MUSIC DIRECTION
“Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton (Live from Lincoln Center)”

BEST MUSIC AND LYRICS
“The Hunting Ground” (“‘Til it Happens to You”)

BEST MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
“Jessica Jones”

PRODUCTION DESIGN

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (CONTEMPORARY/FANTASY)
“Game of Thrones” (“Blood of My Blood,” “The Broken Man,” “No One”)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (PERIOD)
“Downton Abbey” (“Part 5,” “Part 7”)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (HALF-HOUR OR LESS)
“Transparent” (“Kina Hora,” “The Book of Life,” “Man on the Land”)

SOUND

BEST SOUND EDITING (SERIES)
“Black Sails” (“XX”)

BEST SOUND EDITING (MOVIE/MINISERIES)
“Fargo” (“The Castle”)

BEST SOUND MIXING (ONE-HOUR COMEDY OR DRAMA)
“Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)

BEST SOUND MIXING (MOVIE/MINI)
“American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson” (“From the Ashes of Tragedy”)

BEST SOUND MIXING (HALF-HOUR COMEDY OR DRAMA/ANIMATION)
“Mozart in the Jungle” (“Nothing Resonates Like Rhinoceros Foreskin”)

STUNTS

BEST STUNT COORDINATION (COMEDY/VARIETY)
“Shameless”

BEST STUNT COORDINATION (DRAMA/MOVIE/MINI)
“Game of Thrones”

VISUAL EFFECTS

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)

BEST SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”

BEST NARRATOR
Keith David, “Jackie Robinson”

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 (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), the International Press Academy and is the founder/editor of AwardsWatch.

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