By Creative Media Times
HBO’s sci-fi western “Westworld” and Netflix’s 80s throwback “Stranger Things” were big winners Sunday night at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, as both shows picked up five wins on night 2 of the ceremony. SNL also won five, two of which for best guest actor and actress in a comedy series, Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy respectively. Also winning multiple awards were “The Night Of” and “Veep.”
The awards are strong harbinger for the televised Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony set for next Sunday, Sept. 17. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards honor “outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories.”
The 2017 Creative Arts Awards were presented on two nights, September 9, Saturday, and September 10, Sunday. Sunday night’s ceremonies were focused scripted comedies and drama series, while Saturday night’s event honored the best in animatino, reality, variety and documentary shows.
Last night, Ava DuVernay’s political documentary from Netflix “13th” received the most awards with four, winning outstanding documentary special as well as for writing, original music and lyrics for “The Letter to the Free”, and motion design. Other notable winners were “Hairspray Live,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” James Corden, and “Saturday Night Live.”