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Creative Arts Emmy Winners

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held tonight and these were the winners. Check back through the blog for my predictions. I didn’t do great, but these are ALWAYS hard to predict.

Guest Actor Drama: Jeremy Davies, Justified
Guest Actress Drama: Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Guest Actor Comedy: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Guest Actress Comedy: Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men
Variety Special: The Kennedy Center Honors
Choreography: Smash – “National Pastime”/”Let’s Be Bad”/”Never Met a Wolf” – Joshua Bergasse

These were the main categories I predicted yesterday. I was actually very surprised to see Jeremy Davies. He was one of the best things about the show this season, but Justified really fell off their radar and he had some tight competition. Kathy Bates was also quite a surprise. I figured she was further down on the list of possible winners. Maybe the voters didn’t want to see her go 0-12 at the Emmys. The rest were expected winners, even though I only got Plimpton right. I was glad to see her finally win an Emmy.

Other Thoughts:
-I was disappointed that The Simpsons didn’t win Animated Program. Their submission “Holidays of Future Passed” was brilliant and could stand up with some of the episodes from the glory days of their early seasons.

-Happy to see Girls take home one award (for Best Casting). It was their only nomination tonight, but they’ve got 4 chances next week at the main telecast. All four of them are for Lena Dunham and I hope she can take home at least one of them. She deserves one for her brilliant work on the show.

The 65th Annual Tony Awards took home two awards, deservedingly. The hilarious opening the song and the telecast itself both picked up trophies. That means another statue for Neil Patrick Harris. Excited for him and the team.

-Not so happy that Undercover Boss won Reality Program. I just find that show offensive and heavy-handed. Who Do You Think You Are? would have been a much better choice.

-And even though Jon Stewart has a bijillion and a half Emmy awards, I can’t begrudge them for giving him the Writing award again this year. That show has stayed at such a consistent level year after year. It’s amazing what they’ve accomplished. It’s the show I have to watch every night before going to bed. I suspect it’ll be 11 years in a row in the Variety Series category too.

The rest of the winners…

Animated Program: The Penguins of Madagascar – “The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole”
Animated Program – Short-Format: Regular Show – “Eggscellent”
Voice Over Performance: Maurice LaMarche, Futurama

Art Direction Single-Camera: Boardwalk Empire – “Peg of Old” AND Game of Thrones – “Garden of Bones” [tie]
Art Direction Multi-Camera: 2 Broke Girls – “And the Rich People Problems”/”And the Reality Check”/”And the Pop Up Sale”
Art Direction TV Movie/Miniseries: Great Expectations
Art Direction Variety/Non-Fiction: The 54th Annual Grammy Awards AND The 65th Annual Tony Awards [tie]

Casting Drama: Homeland
Casting Comedy: Girls
Casting TV Movie/Miniseries: Game Change

Children’s Program: Wizards of Waverly Place
Children’s Program – Non-Fiction: Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger

Cinematography Single-Camera: Boardwalk Empire – “21”
Cinematography Multi-Camera: Two and a Half Men – “Sips, Sonnets and Sodomy”
Cinematography TV Movie/Miniseries: Great Expectations – “Part 2”
Cinematography Non-Fiction: Frozen Planet – “Ends of the Earth”
Cinematography Reality: Deadliest Catch – “I Don’t Wanna Die”

Commercial: Best Job – Procter & Gamble Corporate Brand

Costumes Series: Game of Thrones – “The Prince of Winterfell”
Costumes TV Movie/Miniseries: Great Expectations – “Part 2”

Directing Non-Fiction: George Harrison: Living in the Material World – Martin Scorsese
Directing Variety Series: Saturday Night Live – “Mick Jagger” – Don Roy King

Hairstyling Single-Camera Series: Downton Abbey – “Episode 1”
Hairstyling Multi-Camera Series: Saturday Night Live – “Zooey Deschanel/Karmin”
Hairstyling TV Movie/Miniseries: American Horror Story

Lighting Direction Series: So You Think You Can Dance – “Season 8 Finale”
Lighting Direction Special: The 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Main Title Design: Great Expectations
Main Title Theme Music: Page Eight

Makeup Single-Camera Series: Game of Thrones – “The Old Gods and the New”
Makeup Multi-Camera Series: Dancing with the Stars – “Episode 1307”
Makeup TV Movie/Miniseries: Hatfields & McCoys
Prosthetic Makeup: The Walking Dead – “What Lies Ahead”

Music Composition Series: Downton Abbey – “Episode 6”
Music Composition TV Movie/Special: Hemingway & Gellhorn
Music Direction: The Kennedy Center Honors
Music & Lyrics – Original: The 65th Annual Tony Awards – “It’s Not Just for Gays Anymore”

Exception Merit in Documentary Filmmaking: Have You Hard From Johannesburg (Independent Lens)
Non-Fiction Series: Frozen Planet
Non-Fiction Special: George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Reality Program: Undercover Boss

Picture Editing Single-Camera Drama: Homeland – “Pilot”
Picture Editing Single-Camera Comedy: Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Palestinian Chicken”
Picture Editing Multi-Camera Comedy: How I Met Your Mother – “Trilogy Time”
Picture Editing Single-Camera TV Movie: Hatfields & McCoys – “Part 2”
Picture Editing Variety Special or Short Form: The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Picture Editing Non-Fiction: Frozen Planet – “Ends of the Earth”
Picture Editing Reality: Deadliest Catch – “I Don’t Wanna Die”

Sound Editing Series: Game of Thrones – “Blackwater”
Sound Editing TV Movie/Miniseries: Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sound Editing Non-Fiction: Frozen Planet – “Ends of the Earth”

Sound Mixing One-Hour Series: Game of Thrones – “Blackwater”
Sound Mixing Half-Hour Series: Modern Family – “Dude Ranch”
Sound Mixing TV Movie/Miniseries: Hatfields & McCoys – “Part 1”
Sound Mixing Variety: The 84th Annual Academy Awards
Sound Mixing Non-Fiction: Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies

Special Class Program: The 65th Annual Tony Awards
Special Class Live-Action Entertainment: Childrens Hospital
Special Class Short-Format Non-Fiction: DGA Moments in Time

Special Visual Effects: Game of Thrones – “Valar Morghulis”
Special Visual Effects Supporting: Boardwalk Empire – “Georgia Peaches”
Stunt Coordination: Southland – “Wednesday”

Technical Direction Series: Saturday Night Live – “Mick Jagger”
Technical Direction Special: Memphis (Great Performances)

Writing Non-Fiction: Prohibition – “A Nation of Hypocrites” – Geoffrey C. Ward
Writing Variety Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart