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Creative Arts Emmys: Tiffany Haddish, Katt Williams, Ron Cephus Jones, Samira Wiley Make History in Guest Acting Categories

This was the first time in Emmy history that four black actors swept the Guest Acting categories

The first set of Emmy trophies (54, to be exact) were handed out Saturday night, giving awards watchers some interesting clues as to how the big races may shake out next Sunday.

Drama nomination leader and two-time champion Game of Thrones claimed seven wins including Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes, Production Design for a Narrative or Fantasy Series, and more. Defending champion The Handmaid’s Tale notched three wins in key categories, including Picture Editing and Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Samira Wiley. Guest Actor in a Drama Series went to This Is Us’ Ron Cephas Jones, with both winners having been nominated the previous year in the Supporting categories.

In the Comedy categories, the Guest Acting categories saw wins for a seasoned industry veteran alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest new rising stars, as Katt Williams and Tiffany Haddish took home the trophies for Guest Actor and Actress for Atlanta and Saturday Night Live, respectively. FX’s Atlanta and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, thought by many to be the top two contenders for the Outstanding Comedy Series trophy, took home three awards each.

Black Mirror: USS Callister took home the top prize of Outstanding Television Movie, a second consecutive title in the category for the acclaimed science fiction anthology series. American Crime Story: The Assasination of Gianni Versace led all movies and miniseries with four wins, including Contemporary Costumes and Hairstyling.  In other Program categories, Rick and Morty won Animated Program on its first nomination, while Robot Chicken claimed a third win in Short Form Animated Program. Alex Borstein won in Voice Over Performance for Family Guy, and will hope to repeat in the Comedy Supporting Actress category next Sunday.

Forty additional categories will be presented at tonight’s second Creative Arts Emmy ceremony, with the major Emmy categories being presented next Sunday, September 17th.

Here is the full list of winners from the Creative Arts Emmys – Night One

TV movie: “USS Callister: Black Mirror”

Guest actor in a comedy series: Katt Williams, “Atlanta”

Cinematography for a single-camera series (one hour): Adriano Goldman, “The Crown”

Cinematography for a single-camera series (half-hour): Christian Sprenger, “Atlanta”

Hairstyling for a single-camera series: “Westworld”

Makeup for a single-camera series (non-prosthetic): “Westworld”

Children’s program: “The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special”

Contemporary costumes: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Creative achievement in interactive media within a scripted program: “Westworld,” “Chaos Takes Control Interactive Experience.”

Original interactive program: “NASA JPL: Cassini’s Grand Finale”

Single-camera picture editing for a drama series: “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Single-camera picture editing for a limited series or movie: “Black Mirror: USS Callister”

Sound editing for limited series, movie or special: “Black Mirror: USS Callister”

Guest actress in a drama series: Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Sound editing for a comedy or drama series (half-hour) and animation: “Atlanta”

Sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (half-hour) and animation: “Barry”

Sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (one hour): “Game of Thrones”

Sound editing for a comedy or drama (one hour): “Stranger Things”

Production design for a narrative program (half-hour or less): “GLOW”

Production design for narrative contemporary program: “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Production design for a narrative for a narrative period or fantasy program: “Game of Thrones”

Fantasy/sci-fi costumes: “Game of Thrones”

Music supervision: Robin Urdang, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Dan Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Stunt coordination for a comedy series or variety program: “GLOW”

Stunt coordination for a drama series, limited series or movie: Rowley Irlam, “Game of Thrones”

Guest actor in a drama series: Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”

Music composition for a limited series, movie or special (original dramatic score): Cyril Aufort, “March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step”

Music composition for a series (original dramatic score): Ramin Djawadi, “Game of Thrones”

Main title design: “Counterpart”

Original main title theme music: Carlos, Rafael Rivera, “Godless”

Special visual effects in a supporting role: “The Alienist”

Special visual effects: “Game of Thrones”

Prosthetic makeup for a limited series, movie or special: “Game of Thrones”

Period costumes: “The Crown”

Cinematography for a multi-camera series: Gary Baum, “Will & Grace”

Multi-camera picture editing for a comedy series: “Will & Grace”

Single-camera picture editing for a comedy series: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Guest actress in a comedy series: Tiffany Haddish, “Saturday Night Live”

Actress in a short-form comedy or drama series: Christina Pickles, “Break a Hip.”

Actor in a short-form comedy or drama series: James Corden, “James Corden’s Next James Corden”

Short-form comedy or drama series: “James Corden’s Next James Corden”

Commercial: “The Talk,” P&G, “My Black is Beautiful”

Cinematography for a limited series or movie: Mathias Herndl, “Genius: Picasso”

Hairstyling for a limited series or movie: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Makeup for a limited series or movie, non-prosthetic: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Sound mixing for a limited series or movie: “Genius: Picasso”

Animated program: “Rick and Morty: Pickle Rick”

Short-form animated program: “Robot Chicken”

Voice-over performance: Alex Borstein, “Family Guy”

Casting for a comedy series: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Casting for a limited series: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Casting for a drama series: “The Crown”


About Peter Cioth

An avid student of pop culture, politics and history, Peter enjoys predicting who will win awards because it combines his love of pop culture with his love of competition and speculating about the future. He currently is working as a freelance writer after two and a half years of being an assistant to multiple high-level film and television producers, during which time he had glamorous actress interactions including handing Rachel McAdams her parking validation, getting Noomi Rapace coffee, and running into Amy Adams at a 7/11.

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