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HBO, ‘Behind the Candelabra’ Dominate at Creative Arts Emmys

Bob Newhart wins first Emmy after 51 years of nominations

HBO and “Behind the Candelabra” are poised to complete a history-making run at the Emmys after leading the way at Sunday’s Creative Arts Emmy ceremony at the Nokia Theatre.

Ahead at the Sept. 22 Primetime Emmys ceremony, “Candelabra” won eight Emmys out of its nine creative arts nominations — in casting, art direction, picture editing, hairstyling, sound mixing, non-prosthetic makeup, prosthetic makeup, costumes and cinematography — and still has potential wins next weekend for directing, writing, supporting actor, lead actor and top miniseries-movie.

“Candelabra” has 15 Emmy nominations overall and can end up with as many as 13 wins, because both Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are nominated for outstanding lead actor. The record for most Emmys by a movie or miniseries is 13, set by HBO’s “John Adams” in 2008.

“I make movies because of material,” said “Candelabra” exec producer Jerry Weintraub. “I’m interested in character and story.”

After going 0 for 9 at last year’s Emmys, “Boardwalk Empire” also gave HBO a strong showing with four wins, pushing the paybler into first place among all networks for the night. HBO had 20 Emmys, followed by CBS with 15.

NBC acquitted itself well, finishing third with eight Emmys, thanks in large part to four for “Saturday Night Live,” including the first art direction Emmy for the show in its 38-year history. No other network had more than three Emmys.

Guest acting honors in comedy went to Melissa Leo for “Louie,” and, in one of the night’s biggest moments, Bob Newhart for “The Big Bang Theory.” Dating back to 1962, Newhart had been nominated for six previous Emmys without winning.

“The standing ovation tonight really threw me,” Newhart said afterward. “I was totally unprepared for that.”

Dan Bucatinsky of “Scandal” and Carrie Preston of “The Good Wife” won the guest drama acting Emmys.

“How many guys get to (thank) their onscreen husband and their real-life husband?” asked Bucatinsky after growing emotional during his acceptance speech. “Thank you, Supreme Court of the United States.”

June Foray, who turns 96 on Wednesday, received the Governors Award from the Academy of Televsion Arts & Sciences.  “This is one hell of a gift,” Foray said.

CBS’ “Undercover Boss” won for top reality program. Netflix original series “House of Cards” won two Emmys, for casting and cinematography.

For a full rundown of the Creative Arts ceremony, click here.

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