The Mandalorian was the big winner of night three of the Creative Arts Emmys Awards, taking home five trophies in the scripted categories for cinematography, sound editing, sound mixing, production design and visual effects. They are the first Emmy wins ever for Disney+, which launched last November.
HBO’s Watchmen also fared well with four wins, for cinematography, sound mixing, picture editing and fantasy/sci-fi costumes. Watchmen is the most-nominated show overall, with 26.
HBO’s Succession bested Netflix’s Ozark and The Mandalorian in the highly competitive picture editing for a drama series category, which can be a strong bellwether for a drama series win. Pop’s One Day at a Time won its second Emmy for multi-camera picture editing and Netflix’s The Ranch won its second multi-cam cinematography award.
Some firsts and runs tonight: black-ish won their very first Emmy ever, for hairstyling. Stranger Things won its third sound editing Emmy, The Crown won its third costume design award and The Handmaid’s Tale won production design for the fourth year in a row.
The Mandalorian is now the Emmy leader with its five wins from tonight, with RuPaul’s Drag Race (from night one and night two) and Watchmen with four Emmys, followed by Saturday Night Live and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. All have a chance to increase those numbers on the last night of the Creative Arts Emmys before the Primetime Emmys on Sunday.
Tonight’s presenters included Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox, Giancarlo Esposito, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton Morgan, Justin H. Min and Monica Raymund.
The show repeated the same pieces from night one and night two: the In Memoriam and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar introducing a piece on the importance of inclusive representation in the television making process as well as Byer’s COVIS-compliant fake awards.
Thursday night will bring the second part of the scripted programming awards including the music categories, short form and casting.
The rest of the winners (including Reality or Competition Host and the Guest Acting categories) will be revealed Saturday on FXX in a show that begins at 8pm ET/5pm PT and hosted by Nicole Byer. All five nights will be produced by Bob Bain Productions.
Presenters for the five nights include Monica Aldama (Cheer), Jeff Bridges (The Old Man), Rose Byrne (Mrs. America), Bobby Cannavale (Homecoming), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Desus Nice & The Kid Mero (Desus & Mero), Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian; Better Call Saul), Brandee Evans (P-Valley), Chris Hardwick (The Wall; The Talking Dead), Jerry Harris (Cheer), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911), Daryl Mitchell (NCIS: New Orleans), Hilarie Burton Morgan (Friday Night In With The Morgans), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Friday Night In With The Morgans; The Walking Dead), Erin Moriarty (The Boys), Lamorne Morris (Woke), Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park), Jeremy Pope (Hollywood), Issa Rae (A Black Lady Sketch Show; Insecure), Monica Raymund (Hightown), Drew Scott (Property Brothers) and Wanda Sykes (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).
Visit this page on Wednesday, Sept 16 at 5:00 PM PDT / 8:00 PM EDT for the presentation of Emmy Awards for Scripted programming, including these categories with the viewing link below:
Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie: Watchmen (“This Extraordinary Being”)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series: The Ranch (“It Ain’t My Fault”)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour): The Mandalorian (“Chapter 7: The Reckoning”)
Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling: black-ish (“Hair Day”)
Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes: Watchmen (“It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice”)
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: One Day at a Time (“Boundaries”)
Outstanding Period Costumes: The Crown (“Cri De Coeur”)
Outstanding Period Makeup And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic): The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“It’s Comedy or Cabbage”)
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More): The Handmaid’s Tale (“Household”)
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour): The Mandalorian (“Chapter 1: The Mandalorian”)
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special: Star Trek Picard (“Absolute Candor”)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: Succession (“This Is Not For Tears”)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie: Watchmen (“A God Walks In To Abar”)
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour): Stranger Things (“Chapter Eight: The Battle Of Starcourt”)
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation: The Mandalorian (“Chapter 1: The Mandalorian”)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation: The Mandalorian (“Chapter 2: The Child”)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie: Watchmen (“This Extraordinary Being”)
Outstanding Special Visual Effects: The Mandalorian (“Chapter 2: The Child”)
Outstanding Special Visual Effects In a Supporting Role: Vikings (“Best Laid Plans”)
2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners Tally (Night One, Night Two, Night Three)
- The Mandalorian – 5
- RuPaul’s Drag Race – 4
- Watchmen – 4
- Apollo 11 – 3
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – 3
- Saturday Night Live – 3
- Cheer – 2
- Live in Front of a Studio Audience – 2
- The Oscars – 2
- The Apollo – 1
- black-ish – 1
- Carpool Karaoke: The Series – 1
- The Cave – 1
- The Crown – 1
- Don’t F*** With Cats – 1
- The Kennedy Center Honors – 1
- Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath – 1
- Life Below Zero – 1
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – 1
- The Masked Singer – 1
- National Geographic Presents – Cosmos: Creating Possible Worlds – 1
- One Day at a Time – – 1
- Queer Eye – 1
- The Ranch – 1
- Seven Worlds, One Planet – 1
- Stranger Things – 1
- Succession – 1
- Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira – 1
- Vikings – 1
- Why We Hate – 1