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2017 Emmys: RuPaul and Ava DuVernay’s 13TH Win Big at the Creative Arts Emmys

James Corden kicked off the first night of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards with his second consecutive win in the Variety Special category for his Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special.

Meryl Streep won her third Emmy, this time as Narrator for the Netflix series Five Came Back. Common won Outstanding Music and Lyrics for “Letters to the Free” from the Ava DuVernay Netflix documentary 13TH. He is now just a Tony away from EGOT. 13TH ended up the big winner of the night, with four.

Rickey Minor won Music Director for Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America. He was double nominated in this category (his sixth and seventh nominations) for Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees. Shark Tank won Structured Reality Program, its fourth win in a row in that category.

RuPaul won his second Reality Host Emmy in a row against formidable competition, including Alec Baldwin, bringing the show’s total to three wins, tying Saturday Night Live and Hairspray Live! for the most wins for a single show tonight. All eyes will be on Reality Competition Program next Sunday where Drag Race is nominated for the first time and up against a slew of previous winners including the current reigning champ, The Voice.

Tomorrow night will dig into the Comedy, Drama and Limited Series categories similar to tonight’s (Writing, Picture Editing, Sound) and including the Guest Acting categories. You can find the predictions for those by the Emmy Experts right here.

2017 Creative Arts Emmys categories for Saturday, September 9th (in order)

1. Variety Special – Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017
2. Variety Special Writing – Not the White House Correspondents Dinner
3. Variety Special Directing – The Oscars
4. Variety Special Lighting Design – Superbowl LI Halftime Show with Lady Gaga
5. Reality Casting – Born This Way
6. Variety, Non-Fiction, Reality Costumes – RuPaul’s Drag Race (“Oh. My. Gaga.”)
7. Reality Picture Editing – RuPaul’s Drag Race (“Oh. My. Gaga.”)
8. Reality Cinematography – Born This Way (“Rough Waters”)
9. Multi-Camera Hairstyling – Hairspray Live!
10. Variety Series Lighting Design – Dancing with the Stars (“Cirque du Soleil Night”)
11. Variety, Non-Fiction, Reality Production Design – Saturday Night Live (“Host: Alec Baldwin”)
12. Narrator – Meryl Streep (Five Came Back: “The Price of Victory”)
13. Movie/Limited Series Technical Direction – Hairspray Live!
14. Series Technical Direction – Saturday Night Live (“Host: Jimmy Fallon”)
15. Motion Design (2 winners) – 13TH and Beyond Magic (previously announced)
16. Informational Series or Special – Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
17. Non-Fiction, Reality Short Form – Viceland at the Women’s March
18. Choreography (tie) – Mandy Moore (Dancing with the Stars) and Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance)
19. Music and Lyrics – “Letters to the Free,” 13TH
20. Non-Fiction Sound Editing – The Beatles: Eight Days a Week
21. Variety, Non-Fiction Production Design – Hairspray Live!
22. Multi-Camera Series Makeup – Saturday Night Live
23. Variety Picture Editing – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Fuck 2016)
Governors Award – ITVS (previously announced)
24. Animated Program – Bob’s Burgers
25. Animation Short-Form – Adventure Time (Islands Part 4: Imaginary Resources)
26. Animation Individuals (5 winners) Bryan Andrews, “Samurai Jack,” Scot Wills, “Samurai Jack,” Craig Kellman, “Samurai Jack,” Lou Romano, “Samurai Jack,” Scott DaRos, “Wander Over Yonder”
27. Variety Short-Form – The Daily Show: Between the Scenes
28. Non-Fiction Directing – Ezra Edelman, O.J.: Made in America
29. Non-Fiction Cinematography – Planet Earth II (“Islands”)
30. Non-Fiction Picture Editing – O.J.: Made in America
In Memoriam
31. Interactive Program – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
32. Interactive Unscripted Program – The Oscars (“All Access”)
33. Interactive Innovation – Pearl
34. Music Direction –Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America
35. Documentary, Non-Fiction Series – Planet Earth II
36. Documentary Filmmaking – L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later
37. Character Voice-Over Performance – Seth McFarlane (Family Guy)
38. Documentary or Non-Fiction Special – 13TH
39. Variety Sound Mixing (tie) – 59th Grammy Awards and 2017 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
40. Non-Fiction Sound Mixing – The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
41. Reality Host – RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
42. Non-Fiction Writing – 13TH
43. Structured Reality Program – Shark Tank
44. Unstructured Picture Editing – Life Below Zero (“River Of Rage”)
45. Unstructured Reality Program – United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell
46. Special Class Program – 70th Annual Tony Awards

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself 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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