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2017 Creative Arts Emmys: Stranger Things, Westworld, The Night Of Top Winners

Last night’s Creative Arts Emmys focused on Variety, Reality and Non-Fiction programming. Tonight got into the meaty stuff; Drama, Comedy and Limited Series. This is where we sometimes see a frontrunner emerge in the Drama Series race. But a dominant winner here doesn’t always mean a free ride to Drama Series at the Primetime Emmys. For Game of Thrones the last two years it has but for Boardwalk Empire’s first season, it dominated the Creative Arts Emmys only to miss out on the top award.

Veep kicked things off with a win for Comedy Series Casting, its third in a row. The Emmy winning comedy won two more throughout the evening. Hugh Laurie was not one of them and the 10-time Emmy nominated actor went home empty-handed once again. Master of None, The Ranch, Shameless, The Big Bang Theory and Mozart in the Jungle were the other comedies to find Emmy wins tonight, with one apiece.

It was a fantastic tug of war in both the Drama and Limited Series categories, as expected. In Drama, Stranger Things and Westworld came out on top with five wins apiece. Stranger Things took casting, sound editing and picture editing, main title design and main title music. Westworld came away with sound mixing, makeup, hairstyling, visual effects and interactive media. The Crown and The Handmaid’s Tale were behind with two and three apiece but for the latter a big win came in the Guest Actress in a Drama Series where Alexis Bledel triumphed. Interestingly, all Drama Series nominees won at least one award tonight: House of Cards won for music, Better Call Saul for Short Form and Gerald McRaney won the Guest Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for This Is Us. These awards can give great momentum going into next week’s Primetime Emmys but since no one show overly dominated it really makes what’s winning the top prizes still up in the air.

In Limited Series it seemed like we were going to hear nothing but Big Little Lies and Feud: Bette and Joan all night and they did both win awards, three and two apiece, respectively. Big Little Lies picked up the inaugural Music Supervision award as well as casting and costumes. Feud won hairstyling and makeup but shockingly lost both main title design and main title music to Stranger Things. But it was HBO’s The Night Of which snuck in and grabbed a field best four Emmys tonight. Cinematography, picture editing and both sound awards went to the moody thriller, putting in good shape for a possible upset next week.

And edited version of this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys will air on FXX next Saturday the 16th, the day before the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards which will air live on CBS at 8pm ET/PT. Click here to see last night’s winners.

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will air next Sunday the 17th on CBS at 8pm ET/PT and be hosted by Emmy winner Stephen Colbert. Final predictions from the Emmy Experts will be next week but you can see where we are right now, right here.

2017 Creative Arts Emmys categories for Sunday, September 10th (alphabetical order)

1. Comedy Series Casting – Veep
2. Main Title Theme Music – Stranger Things
3. Comedy Series Single-Camera Picture Editing – Master of None (“The Thief”)
4. Comedy Series Multi-Camera Picture Editing – The Big Bang Theory (“The Holiday Summation”)
5. Drama, Limited Series, Movie Stunt Coordination – Luke Cage
6. Series, Limited Series, Movie Period/Fantasy Costumes –The Crown (“Wolferton Splash”)
7. Narrative One-Hour Production Design – The Crown (“Smoke and Mirrors”)
8. Limited Series, Movie Music Composition (Score) – Fargo (“Aporia”)
9. Children’s Program – Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
10. Half-Hour Production Design – Veep (“Omaha”)
11. One-Hour Contemporary/Fantasy Production Design – The Handmaid’s Tale (“Offred”)
12. Multi-Camera Cinematography – The Ranch (“Easy Come, Easy Go”)
13. Comedy Guest Actor – Dave Chappelle (Saturday Night Live, “Host: Dave Chappelle”)
14. One-Hour Series Sound Mixing – Westworld (“The Bicameral Mind”)
15. Music Composition for a Series – House of Cards (“Chapter 63”)
16. Comedy Series Guest Actress – Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (“Host: Melissa McCarthy”)
17. Comedy/Variety Series Stunt Coordination – Shameless
18.Interactive Media Scripted within a Scripted Program – Westworld (“Discover Westworld”)
19. Commercial – Squarespace“Calling John Malkovich”
20. Special Visual Effects – Westworld (“The Bicameral Mind”)
21. Special Supporting Visual Effects – Gotham (“heavydirtysoul”)
22. Limited Series, Movie Hairstyling – Feud: Bette and Joan
23. Music Supervision – Big Little Lies (“You Get What You Need”)
24. Series Sound Editing – Stranger Things (“Chapter Eight: The Upside Down”)
25. Half-Hour Sound Mixing – Mozart in the Jungle (“Now I Will Sing”)
26. Limited Series, Movie Cinematography – The Night Of (“Ordinary Death”)
27. Limited Series, Movie Sound Editing – The Night Of (“Subtle Beast”)
28. Limited Series, Movie, Series Prosthetic Makeup – American Horror Story: Roanoke
29. Limited Series, Movie Sound Mixing – The Night Of (“The Beach”)
30. Short-Form Comedy or Drama Series – Better Call Saul, Los Pollos Hermanos (“Employee Training”)
31. Single-Camera Series Hairstyling – Westworld (“Contrapasso”)
32. Main Title Design – Stranger Things
33. Series, Limited Series, Movie Contemporary Costumes – Big Little Lies (“You Get What You Need”)
34. Limited Series, Movie Single-Camera Picture Editing – The Night Of (“The Beach”)
35. Limited Series, Movie Non-Prosthetic Makeup – Feud: Bette and Joan
36. Limited Series, Movie Casting – Big Little Lies
37. Drama Guest Actress – Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale (“Late”)
38. Drama Series Casting – Stranger Things
39. Drama Series Single-Camera Picture Editing – Stranger Things (“Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”)
40. Original Interactive Program – The People’s House – Inside The White House With Barack And Michelle Obama
41. Half-Hour Single-Camera Series Cinematography – Veep (“Qatar”)
42. One-Hour Single-Camera Series Cinematography – The Handmaid’s Tale (“Offred”)
43. Single-Camera Series Non-Prosthetic Makeup – Westworld (“The Original”)
44. Short-Form Actor, Comedy or Drama – Kim Estes, Dicks
45. Short-Form Actress, Comedy or Drama – Jane Lynch, Dropping the Soap
46. Drama Guest Actor – Gerald McRaney, This Is Us

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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