Creative Arts Emmys announced, HBO, CBS lead early winners - The Awards Circuit - By Clayton Davis

Creative Arts Emmys announced, HBO, CBS lead early winners

HBO broke out in a big way at last night’s Creative Arts Emmys racking up 17 wins, including 6 for its top rated series Game of Thrones. CBS lead all broadcast networks with 13 wins and NBC’s SMASH beat out heavy favorite So You Think You Can Dance to win Best Choreography. In an interesting twist, both Julia Ormond and Ben Feldmen lost their respective Guest Actor categories, bringing Mad Men‘s to a whopping 21 acting losses. Will that carry over to the Primetime Emmy Awards? The Creative Arts Emmys highlight Guest Actors and below the line talent before the Primetime Emmy Awards and will air this coming Saturday on ReelzChannel. Check out the full list after the jump!

DRAMA

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife”
Jeremy Davies, “Justified”
Ben Feldman, “Mad Men”
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
Mark Margolis, “Breaking Bad”
Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
Loretta Devine, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Julia Ormond, “Mad Men”
Martha Plimpton, “The Good Wife”
Jean Smart, “Harry’s Law”
Uma Thurman, “Smash”

COMEDY

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Will Arnett, “30 Rock”
Bobby Cannavale, “Nurse Jackie”
Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live”
Michael J. Fox, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Jon Hamm, “30 Rock”
Greg Kinnear, “Modern Family”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Elizabeth Banks, “30 Rock”
Kathy Bates, “Two and a Half Men”
Margaret Cho, “30 Rock”
Dot Marie Jones, “Glee”
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
Maya Rudolph, “Saturday Night Live”

REALITY

BEST REALITY SERIES
“Antiques Roadshow”
“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”
“MythBusters”
“Shark Tank”
“Undercover Boss”
“Who Do You Think You Are?”

VARIETY

BEST VARIETY SERIES DIRECTING
James Hoskinson, “The Colbert Report” – “7121A”
Chuck O’Neil, “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” – “17087″
Jerry Foley, “Late Show With David Letterman” – “3602″
Jonathan Krisel, “Portlandia” – “One Moore Episode”
Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” – “Host: Mick Jagger”

BEST VARIETY SERIES WRITING
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Portlandia”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”

BEST VARIETY SPECIAL
“Betty White’s 90th Birthday”
“Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker”
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again”
“Tony Bennett: Duets II”

ANIMATED

BEST ANIMATED PROGRAM
“American Dad!”
“Bob’s Burgers”
“Futurama”
“The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole”
“The Simpsons”

BEST SHORT-FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM
“Adventure Time”
“Disney Phineas and Ferb”
“MAD”
“Regular Show”
“Robot Chicken”

CHILDREN’S

BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
“Degrassi”
“Good Luck Charlie”
“iCarly”
“Victorious”
“Wizards of Waverly Place”

BEST CHILDREN’S NONFICTION REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
“It Gets Better”
“Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger”
“The Weight Of The Nation For Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover”

NONFICTION

BEST NONFICTION SPECIAL
“Bobby Fischer Against the World”
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
“Gloria: In Her Own Words”
“Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies”
“6 Days To Air: The Making Of South Park”

BEST NONFICTION SERIES
“American Masters”
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”
“Frozen Planet”
“Inside the Actors Studio”
“The Weight of the Nation”

EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
“The Amish (American Experience)”
“Have You Heard From Johannesburg (Independent Lens)”
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”

BEST NONFICTION PROGRAMMING DIRECTING 
Bertram van Munster, “The Amazing Race” (“Let Them Drink Their Haterade”)
Robert B. Weide, “American Masters” (“Woody Allen: A Documentary”)
Martin Scorsese, “George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
Craig Spirko, “Project Runway” (“Finale, Part 2″)

BEST NONFICTION PROGRAMMING WRITING 
Barak Goodman, “American Experience” (“Clinton”)
Peter Jones, “American Masters” (“Johnny Carson: King of Late Night”)
Anthony Bourdain, “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (“Cuba”)
Geoffrey C. Ward, “Prohibition” (“A Nation of Hypcrites”)
Christine Ferraro, “Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger”

SPECIAL CLASS

BEST SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM
“84rd Annual Academy Awards”
“69th Annual Golden Globe Awards”
“54rd Annual Grammy Awards”
“Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances)”
“Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater”
“65th Annual Tony Awards”

BEST SPECIAL CLASS SHORT FORMAT – LIVE ACTION ENTERTAINMENT 
“Children’s Hospital”
“The Daily Show Correspondents Explain”
“Parks And Recreation: April And Andy’s Road Trip”
“30 Rock: The Webisodes”
“Web Therapy”

BEST SPECIAL CLASS SHORT FORMAT – NONFICTION 
“Bravo’s Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen”
“DGA Moments in Time”
“Jay Leno’s Garage”
“Thank a Vet”
“30 Rock: Ask Tina”

CHOREOGRAPHY/COMMERCIAL/INTERACTIVE/STUNTS/TITLES/VOICE-OVER

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Travis Wall and Teddy Forance, “Dancing With the Stars”
Joshua Bergasse, “Smash”
Stacey Tookey, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Christopher Scott, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Spencer Liff, “So You Think You Can Dance”

BEST COMMERCIAL
The Bark Side – Volkswagen
Best Job – Procter & Gamble Corporate Brand
Color Changes Everything – Target
The Dog Strikes Back – Volkswagen
It’s Halftime in America – Chrysler

BEST INTERACTIVE MEDIA
“Bravo’s Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen”
“Game Of Thrones Season Two – Enhanced Digital Experience”
“The Team Coco Sync App”

BEST MAIN TITLE DESIGN
“American Horror Story”
“Great Expectations”
“Magic City”
“New Girl”
“Strike Back”

BEST STUNT COORDINATION
“American Horror Story”
“Crimina Minds”
“Grimm”
“Hawaii Five-0″
“NCIS: Los Angeles”
“Southland”

BEST VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
Brenda Strong, “Desperate Housewives”
Dan Povenmire, “Disney Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension”
Rob Rigg, “Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice”
Maurice LaMarche, “Futurama”
Kristen Wiig, “The Looney Tunes Show”
Hank Azaria, “The Simpsons”

ART DIRECTION

BEST ART DIRECTION – MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
“Hell’s Kitchen”
“How I Met Your Mother”
“Mike & Molly”
“30 Rock”
“2 Broke Girls”

BEST ART DIRECTION – SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Justified”
“Mad Men”

BEST ART DIRECTION – MINISERIES OR MOVIE
“American Horror Story” (“Open House”)
“American Horror Story” (“Part 1″)
“Great Expectations”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”
“Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”

BEST ART DIRECTION – VARIETY OR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
“84th Annual Academy Awards”
“54th Annual Grammy Awards”
“Saturday Night Live” (“Host: Jimmy Fallon”)
“65th Annual Tony Awards”
“The Voice”

CASTING

BEST CASTING – COMEDY SERIES
“The Big C”
“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“New Girl”
“Nurse Jackie”
“Veep”

BEST CASTING – DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Good Wife”
“Homeland”
“Mad Men”

BEST CASTING -  TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
“American Horror Story”
“Five”
“Game Change”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”

CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY -  MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
“How I Met Your Mother”
“Mike & Molly”
“Pair of Kings”
“Two and a Half Men”
“2 Broke Girls”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Breaking Bad”
“Glee”
“Mad Men”
“Pan Am”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY-  TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
“Game Change”
“Great Expectations”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”
“Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”
“Treasure Island”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – NONFICTION 
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”
“Frozen Planet”
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
“Prohibition”
“Whale Wars”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – REALITY 
“The Amazing Race”
“Deadliest Catch”
“Project Runway”
“Survivor”
“Top Chef”

COSTUMES

BEST COSTUMES – SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire”
“The Borgias”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Once Upon a Time”

BEST COSTUMES – TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
“American Horror Story”
“Great Expectations”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”
“Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”
“Treasure Island”

EDITING

BEST SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING -  DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad” (“End Times”)
“Breaking Bad” (“Face Off”)
“Downton Abbey”
“Homeland”
“Mad Men”

BEST SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING – COMEDY SERIES
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Modern Family” (“Leap Day”)
“Modern Family” (“Election Day”)
“30 Rock” (“The Tuxedo Begins”)
“30 Rock” (“Leap Day”)

BEST MULTI-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING – COMEDY SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Hot in Cleveland”
“How I Met Your Mother”
“Two and a Half Men”
“2 Broke Girls”

BEST SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING - TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
“American Horror Story”
“Game Change”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”
“Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”

BEST PICTURE EDITING – SHORT FORM AND VARIETY
“84rd Annual Academy Awards – Opening Film”
“2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony”
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
“Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater”

BEST PICTURE EDITING – NONFICTION 
“American Masters: Johnny Carson – King of Late Night”
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”
“Beyond Scared Straight”
“Frozen Planet”
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”

BEST PICTURE EDITING – REALITY 
“The Amazing Race”
“Deadliest Catch”
“Project Runway”
“Survivor”
“Top Chef”

HAIRSTYLING

BEST HAIRSTYLING – SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire”
“The Borgias”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Mad Men”

BEST HAIRSTYLING – MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Saturday Night Live”
“Victorious”
“The Voice”

BEST HAIRSTYLING – TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
“American Horror Story”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”

LIGHTING

BEST LIGHTING DIRECTION – VARIETY SERIES
“American Idol”
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Saturday Night Live”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“The Voice”

BEST LIGHTING DIRECTION – VARIETY SPECIAL
“84th Annual Academy Awards”
“Andrea Bocelli Live In Central Park”
“54th Annual Grammy Awards”
“Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show Starring Madonna”
“Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011″

MAKEUP

BEST MAKEUP – SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC)
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Game of Thrones”
“Glee”
“Mad Men”
“The Middle”

BEST MAKEUP -  MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Hot in Cleveland”
“How I Met Your Mother”
“Saturday Night Live”
“Victorious”

BEST MAKEUP – TV MOVIE/MINISERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC)
“American Horror Story”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”

BEST PROSTHETIC MAKEUP 
“American Horror Story”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Game of Thrones”
“Once Upon a Time”
“The Walking Dead”

MUSIC

BEST MUSIC COMPOSITION – TV MOVIE/MINISERIES/SPECIAL
“Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice”
“Game Change”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”
“Missing”
“Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”

BEST MUSIC COMPOSITION – SERIES
“The Borgias”
“Downton Abbey”
“Pan Am”
“Smash”
“30 Rock”

BEST MUSIC DIRECTION
“Christmas in Washington”
“Country Music (In Performance At The White House)”
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy”
“Seth MacFarlane: Swingin’ in Concert”
“The Thomashefskys: Music And Memories Of A Life In The Yiddish Theater (Great Performances)”

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
“The Heart of Christmas” – “The Heart of Christmas”
“Raising Hope” – “Welcome Back to Hope”
“Saturday Night Live” – “I Can’t Believe I’m Hosting”
“Smash” – “Let Me Be Your Star”
“65th Annual Tony Awards” – “It’s Not Just for Gays Anymore”

BEST ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
“Great Expectations”
“Hell on Wheels”
“Homeland”
“Page Eight”
“Touch”

SOUND

BEST SOUND EDITING – SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Breaking Bad”
“CSI: Miami”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Walking Dead”

BEST SOUND EDITING – TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
“American Horror Story”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”
“The River”
“Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”

BEST SOUND EDITING – NONFICTION 
“The Amazing Race”
“Frozen Planet”
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
“Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies”
“Prohibition”

BEST SOUND MIXING – ONE-HOUR COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“Person of Interest”

BEST SOUND MIXING – HALF-HOUR COMEDY, DRAMA, OR ANIMATION
“Entourage”
“Modern Family”
“Nurse Jackie”
“Parks and Recreation”
“30 Rock”

BEST SOUND MIXING – TV MOVIE/MINISERIES 
“American Horror Story”
“Game Change”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”
“Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”

BEST SOUND MIXING – VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL
“84th Annual Academy Awards”
“ACM Presents: Lionel Richie And Friends – In Concert”
“American Idol”
“54th Annual Grammy Awards”

BEST SOUND MIXING – NONFICTION 
“The Amazing Race”
“Deadliest Catch”
“Frozen Planet”
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
“Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies”

TECHNICAL DIRECTION

BEST TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL – SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Late Show with David Letterman”
“Saturday Night Live”
“30 Rock”

BEST TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL – TV MOVIE/MINISERIES OR SPECIAL
“84th Annual Academy Awards”
“54th Annual Grammy Awards”
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Memphis (Great Performances)”

VISUAL EFFECTS

BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
“Falling Skies”
“Game of Thrones”
“Inside the Human Body”
“Once Upon a Time”
“Pan Am”
“The Walking Dead”

BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS - SUPPORTING
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Bones”
“The Borgias”
“Breaking Bad”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”
“Touch”
“Sherlock: A Study in Pink”

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  • Isaac

    I’m sure a lot of people are scoffing at this win, but allow me to sing my praises for Kathy Bates. It’s pretty tough to play a beloved character that someone else made famous (yes, like it or not, Charlie Harper was a beloved character for many) but Bates nailed it. She nailed his tone of voice, his mannerisms, his attitude, a lot of things that probably came naturally to Charlie Sheen (who was often accused of playing himself), Kathy Bates nailed it all and was committed to making the character as vulgar as he’s always been. You have to admire people who are so committed to roles that make them come off as fools sometimes (which is why I have no problem with Jon Cryer getting nominated, playing that character takes real commitment).

    As for Martha Plimpton, as much as I love her and I do feel she deserved an Emmy for her fantastic performance in last year’s Good Wife episode In Sickness, I don’t feel she was given much this year to warrant a win. She’s deliciously deviant as Patti Nyholm and I always relish seeing that character on the screen, but she impressed me more lat year than she did this year (I would have nominated Carrie Preston instead). Still, I’m happy to see her win. Also, I would have given the Emmy to Jeremy Davies last year, but he was still terrific this year and I’m happy that he won an Emmy. I thought he was the best thing about Saving Private Ryan (a movie that had a lot of attributes, that’s high praise) and I’ve always enjoyed his performance as Daniel Faraday on Lost. I wasn’t expecting either of these two actors to win, but they’re both people I’m always happy to see on my screen.

    By the way, I don’t think anybody was expecting Ben Feldman or Julia Ormond to win (well, maybe Ormond), so it’s not really a twist. Mad Men has a really hard time winning acting Emmys and that regrettably may not change this year. I would have loved for either of them to win (Julia Ormond was atually my choice for Guest Actress), but I wasn’t really expecting them to.

  • Holden

    When I saw that Jeremy Davies had won, I screamed like a girl. He is fantastic. I loved him on Lost, and he’s incredible on Justified. Martha Plimpton should be competing for Raising Hope, especially over Melissa McCarthy, Lena Dunham, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but she very much deserved her win for The Good Wife. Also, congrats to Jimmy Fallon. He earned it.