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Creative Arts Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘People V. O.J. Simpson’ Win Big (FULL LIST)

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and FX’s “The People V. O.J. Simpson” were the big winners Saturday at the first half of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards presentation.

“Thrones” lapped the field in craft and technical categories with nine wins, including the nods for casting, visual effects, stunt coordination and production design. “People V. O.J. Simpson” came away from Saturday’s ceremony at the Microsoft Theater with four wins, including casting, hairstyling, editing and sound mixing.

The Creative Arts ceremony has been split into two nights this year, with the remaining categories to be presented Sunday. HBO led the network field as of Satuday with 11 trophies, followed by FX with 10 and PBS with five.

Saturday’s awards included the four guest acting categories. Margo Martindale made it two in a row for her work on the FX drama “The Americans.” Hank Azaria won drama actor for Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.”

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler shared the comedy actress win for their co-hosting stint on “Saturday Night Live.” But the most surprising win of the night belonged to Peter Scolari, for his work on HBO’s “Girls.”

Scolari, who plays the father of Lena Dunham’s Hannah Horvath character, was not on the list when the Emmy nominations were announced in July. But after it was determined that Peter MacNicol was not technically eligible for the nomination that he received for HBO’s “Veep” (he appeared in too many episodes to be considered a guest star) Scolari entered the race as he was the next highest vote-getter in the nominations balloting.

The win was especially sweet given, as Scolari noted backstage, the inevitable peaks and valleys in an actor’s career.

“I’ve been at this for 42 years,” he said. “I really wanted it.” At the same time, he said the victory after four previous noms was also humbling.

“The worst thing for an actor is to buy his own hype,” he said. “I’ll be 61 years old on Monday. I want to celebrate the blessings as a human being that I’ve been given.”

Tunesmith Diane Warren was among the night’s notable winners. Warren’s song “Until It Happens to You” for the documentary “The Hunting Ground” won for music and lyrics. The song was nominated but didn’t win earlier this year at the Oscars, marking Warren’s eighth loss at the Academy Awards. But her Emmy win came on her first try.

“I’m kind of blown away right now,” she said. Warren also made a point of dedicating her win to Ronnie Chasen, her longtime publicist who was murdered in 2010.

USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” picked up its first Emmy with the music composition win for composer Mac Quayle. CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” prevailed for interactive program, recognition that bodes well for the first-year show’s chances in the comedy-variety show category on Sept. 18.

The wins for “Thrones” and “People V. O.J. Simpson” underscored both program’s momentum this year. “Thrones” leads the field of Emmy nominees overall with 23 bids, while “Simpson” grabbed 22 noms.

Martindale made an unabashed plea for the underdog of the drama series race, “The Americans,” the much-loved FX drama that finally broke into the Emmy race for its fourth season.

“Let this be the year of ‘The Americans!’ ” she exclaimed backstage. She credited her win to the rising tide of appreciation for the 1980s-set spy drama, and the skill of showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. Martindale had a limited role in the show’s fourth season.

“It has more to do with the love for ‘The Americans’ than it has to do with me,” Martindale said of her win.

(Pictured: Peter Scolari)

Here is a complete list of Saturday’s winners:

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series


The Americans • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Productions
Margo Martindale as Claudia

Outstanding Children’s Program

It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown! • ABC • Lee Mendelson Film Productions, Inc.
Lee Mendelson, Executive Producer
Jason Mendelson, Executive Producer
Paul Miller, Executive Producer

Outstanding Narrator

Jackie Robinson • PBS • Florentine Films
Keith David, Narrator

Outstanding Interactive Program

The Late Late Show With James Corden • CBS • CBS Interactive, Fulwell 73
CBS Interactive

Outstanding Commercial

Love Has No Labels – Ad Council •
R/GA, Ad Agency
Persuade & Influence / Mindride, Production Company

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story • From The Ashes Of Tragedy • FX Networks •
Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Productions
Doug Andham, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
Joe Earle, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
John Bauman, C.A.S., Production Mixer

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And
 Animation

Mozart In The Jungle • Nothing Resonates Like Rhinoceros Foreskin • Amazon • Amazon Studios
Andy D’Addario, Re-Recording Mixer
Thomas Varga, Production Mixer
Bill Higley, ADR Mixer
Chris Navarro, ADR Mixer

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

Game Of Thrones • Battle Of The Bastards • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with
Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360 and Startling Television
Onnalee Blank, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
Mathew Waters, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Dyer, Production Mixer
Ronan Hill, C.A.S., Production Mixer

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Ray Donovan • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents, The Mark Gordon Company, David Hollander
Productions
Hank Azaria as Ed Cochran

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special

Fargo • The Castle • FX Networks • MGM Television, FX Productions
Kurt N. Forshager, Co-Supervising Sound Editor
Joe Bracciale, Co-Supervising Sound Editor
Robert Bertola, Sound Effects Editor
Paul Shikata, Sound Effects Editor
Mark Bensi, Music Editor
John Elliot, Foley Artist

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series

Black Sails • XX • Starz • Platinum Dunes and Quaker Moving Pictures in
association with Starz Originals
Benjamin Cook, Supervising Sound Editor
Sue Cahill, Supervising Dialogue Editor
Stefan Henrix, ADR Supervisor
Jeffrey A. Pitts, Sound Effects Editor
Tim Tuchrello, Sound Effects Editor
Brett Voss, Sound Effects Editor
Michael Baber, Music Editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit, Foley Artist
Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, Foley Artist

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • The Opening Night Excitation • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in
association with Warner Bros. Television
Peter Chakos, Editor

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie

C. Chi-Yoon Chung, Editor
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story • The Verdict • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television
Studios, FX Productions

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Game Of Thrones • Battle Of The Bastards • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with
Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360 and Startling Television
Tim Porter, Editor

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend • Josh Just Happens To Live Here! • CW • CBS Television Studios and Warner
Bros. Television
Kabir Akhtar, ACE, Editor

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Peter Scolari as Tad Horvath
Girls • HBO

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood Films for BBC One in
co-production with MASTERPIECE
Danny Hargreaves, SFX Supervisor
Henry Brook, SFX Senior Technician
Dewi Foulkes, SFX Technician
JC Deguara, VFX Supervisor
Natalie Reid, VFX Producer
Sara Bennett, 2D Supervisor
Matias Derkacz, 2D Lead
Neil Alford, 2D Lead
Amy Felce, Matchmove Supervisor

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Game Of Thrones • Battle Of The Bastards • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with
Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360 and Startling Television
Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer
Joe Bauer, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor
Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Associate Producer
Derek Spears, Lead CG Supervisor
Eric Carney, Visual Effects Plate Supervisor
Sam Conway, Special Effects Supervisor
Matthew Rouleau, CG Supervisor
Michelle Blok, Previs Supervisor
Glenn Melenhorst, VFX Supervisor

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie

Game Of Thrones • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360
Television and Startling Television
Rowley Irlam, Stunt Coordinator

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program

Shameless • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television
Eddie Perez, Stunt Coordinator

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics


The Hunting Ground • Song Title: ‘Til It Happens To You • CNN • Chain Camera Pictures
Diane Warren, Music & Lyrics by

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Mr. Robot • eps1.0_ hellofriend. mov • USA • USA Network in association with Universal Cable
Productions and Anonymous Content
Mac Quayle, Music by

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original
Dramatic Score)

The Night Manager • Episode 2 • AMC • Ink Factory
Victor Reyes, Music by

Outstanding Music Direction

Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center) • PBS • A Lincoln
Center Media Production
Danny Elfman, Music Direction by

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series

The Man In The High Castle • The New World • Amazon • Amazon Studios
James Hawkinson, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie

Fargo • Waiting For Dutch • FX Networks • MGM Television, FX Productions
Dana Gonzales, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn • Go Hollywood • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon
John Simmons, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Main Title Design

The Man In The High Castle • Amazon • Amazon Studios
Patrick Clair, Creative Director
Paul Kim, Designer
Jose Limon, CG Artist
Raoul Marks, Animator

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Marvel’s Jessica Jones • Netflix • Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix
Sean P. Callery, Theme by

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Program (One Hour Or More)

Downton Abbey • Part 5 • Part 7 • PBS • A Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production in
association with NBCUniversal
Donal Woods, Production Designer
Mark Kebby, Art Director
Linda Wilson, Set Decorator

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)

Game Of Thrones • Blood Of My Blood • The Broken Man • No One • HBO • HBO Entertainment in
association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360 and Startling Television
Deborah Riley, Production Designer
Paul Ghirardani, Art Director
Rob Cameron, Set Decorator

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less)

Transparent • Kina Hora • The Book Of Life • Man On The Land • Amazon • Amazon Studios
Cat Smith, Production Designer
Macie Vener, Art Director
Susan Mina Eschelbach, Set Decorator

Outstanding Costumes For A Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series Or Movie

Game Of Thrones • The Winds Of Winter • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead,
Littlehead; Television 360 and Startling Television
Michele Clapton, Costume Designer
Chloe Aubry, Assistant Costume Designer
Sheena Wichary, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series Or Movie


American Horror Story: Hotel • Chutes And Ladders • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television,
FX Productions
Lou Eyrich, Costume Designer
Helen Huang, Assistant Costume Designer
Marisa Aboitiz, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler as Co-Hosts
Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special

Game Of Thrones • The Door • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead;
Television 360 and Startling Television
Jane Walker, Department Head Makeup Artist
Sarah Gower, Special Makeup Effects Assistant Department Head
Emma Sheffield, Key Special Makeup Effects Artist
Tristan Versluis, Key Special Makeup Effects Artist
Barrie Gower, Prosthetic Designer

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)


Game Of Thrones • Battle Of The Bastards • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with
Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360 and Startling Television
Jane Walker, Department Head Makeup Artist
Kate Thompson, Makeup Artist
Nicola Mathews, Makeup Artist
Kay Bilk, Makeup Artist
Marianna Kyriacou, Makeup Artist
Pamela Smyth, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)

American Horror Story: Hotel • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television, FX Productions
Eryn Krueger Mekash, Department Head Makeup Artist
Kim Ayers, Assistant Department Head Makeup Artist
Michael Mekash, Assistant Department Head Makeup Artist
Silvina Knight, Makeup Artist
James MacKinnon, Makeup Artist
Sarah Tanno, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Downton Abbey • Episode 9 • PBS • A Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production in association
with NBCUniversal
Nic Collins, Department Head Hairstylist
Adele Firth, Co-Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie


The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios, FX
Productions
Chris Clark, Department Head Hairstylist
Natalie Driscoll, Key Hairstylist
Shay Sanford-Fong, Hairstylist
Katrina Chevelalier, Additional Hairstylist

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Game Of Thrones • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360
Television and Startling Television
Nina Gold, CSA, Casting Director
Robert Sterne, CSA, Casting Director
Carla Stronge, Casting Director

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series

Veep • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Allison Jones, Casting Director
Ben Harris, Casting Director
Meredith Tucker, Casting Director

Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios, FX
Productions
Jeanne McCarthy, CSA, Casting Director
Nicole Abellera Hallman, CSA, Casting Director
Courtney Bright, CSA, Casting Director
Nicole Daniels, CSA, Casting Director

 

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