Tonight was the first of two nights of Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The main Emmy Awards will be given out on September 12th on their special broadcast on NBC with al the stars in attendance.
Tonight’s and tomorrow night’s awards weren’t even live streamed. They had a live audience, and the whole thing will be edited together and shown later on. Why they just can’t livestream the two nights is beyond me.
Anyway, among the winners were: The Beatles and Peter Jackson for Best Documentary Series, “Get Back,” which got a total of five awards;
Best Documentary Special went to “George Carlin’s American Dream”
Adele and her team for Best Pre-Recorded Variety Special, “Adele: One Night Only.” five awards altogether
Outstanding Variety Special, Live, went to the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show with Mary J. Blige,Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, et al
John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” picked up Best Writing for a Variety show, and Outstanding Technical Direction
Outstanding Short Form Non fiction or Reality Series went to Samantha Bee for “Full Frontal.” which TBS just cancelled out of cowardice
Outstanding Short Form, Comedy or Drama Series was bestowed on James Corden and producer Ben Winston for “Carpool Karaoke”
Stanley Tucci won for Outstanding Hosted Non Fiction Series or Special for “Searching for Italy”
More of these coming on Sunday night…