To no one’s surprise, HBO was the big winner at the weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, earning 19 awards, followed by arch-nemesis Netflix, with 16.
Westworld was responsible for five of those wins, in the categories of interactive media, sound mixing, special visual effects, hairstyling, and make-up. Those were followed by four awards for limited series The Night Of, which earned nods for cinematography, sound mixing, costumes and single-camera picture editing. HBO’s Veep and Big Little Lies won three each.
Meanwhile, the standard-bearer for Netflix was 1980s horror yarn Stranger Things, which earned five Emmys — single-camera picture editing for a drama, sound editing, main title design, main title theme music, and casting. The Crown earned Emmys for costumes and production design.
Following both HBO and Netflix from a comfortable distance were broadcast networks NBC (9), ABC (7) and FOX (5), the latter of which tied with OTT provider Hulu, which earned three awards for The Handmaid’s Tale alongside two for doc The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.
The Emmy for cinematography in a half-hour single-camera series went to HBO’s Veep episode “Qatar,” while the same prize for a one-hour show went to the pilot episode of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred.” The cinematography award for a multi-camera series went to The Ranch on Netflix for “Easy Come, Easy Go.” Other cinematography winners included BBC America’s Planet Earth II “Islands,” for nonfiction program; and A&E’s Born This Way “Rough Waters” for reality program.
Other editing winners were the Netflix Master of None episode “The Thief,” which won for single-camera editing for a comedy; CBS’s The Big Bang Theory episode “The Holiday Summation” for multi-camera editing for a comedy; HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver “Stoplight” segment for variety programming; National Geographic’s Life Below Zero “River of Rage” for unstructured reality program; VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race “Oh. My. Gaga!” for structured or competition reality program; and ESPN’s O.J.: Made In America “Part 4” for nonfiction program.
The Television Academy has published complete lists of the 2017 Creative Arts Awards that were handed out on Saturday, September 9, and on Sunday, September 10. An edited version of the presentation is set to air Saturday, September 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.
Television Academy: www.emmys.com