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UPDATING Creative Arts Emmys: Guest Actor Awards to Storm Reid, Sam Richardson, Judith Light, Nick Offerman, “Weird Al” Movie from Roku Channel! “Succession” Music Loses!


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The Creative Arts Emmys are being handed out in Hollywood right now, the first of two nights. (The big Emmys are Monday January 15th on Fox.)

There are some headscratching surprises.

Guest Actor in a Drama went to Nick Offerman, for “The Last of Us,” a show picking up a lot of below the line prizes as well. Guest Actress in a Drama went to Storm Reid, also of “The Last of Us.” The “Succession” nominees got zip.

Guest Actor in a Comedy is Sam Richardson, from “Ted Lasso.” Guest Actress in a Comedy is Judith Light from “Poker Face.” This is Judy Light’s first Emmy after four tries. She won 2 Daytime Emmys a mere 40 years ago on “One Life to Live.” She has not one, but TWO Tony Awards on Broadway.

Best Outstanding Television Movie — The Weird Al Story. From the Roku Channel, of all things. This was made as a theatrical release, shown in Toronto, and then instead went to TV. The field here was very weak.

The Music Awards– scoring and theme — did not go to “Succession” or composer Nicholas Brittel. I will not accept these results and order an immediate siege of the Waystar Royco headquarters. Danny Elfman won both awards for “The Last of Us.”

How could

this music not have won?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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