UPDATED: The 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards are officially in the books, with “Watchmen” and “The Mandalorian” leading all other shows in total wins going into the Primetime Emmys.
On the fifth and final night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, “Watchmen” picked up multiple wins, including one for best casting for a limited series and best sound editing for a limited series. “The Mandalorian” won awards like best musical composition (original dramatic score) and stunt coordination.
Other big winners include “Rick and Morty,” which won its second Emmy for best animated series. RuPaul also won his fifth consecutive Emmy for best host for a reality or competition series for “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” while Maya Rudolph won her second Emmy of the year (and ever) for her appearance on “SNL” as Kamala Harris. Eddie Murphy also won for his return to “SNL” as a host. Dave Chappelle’s highly-regarded comedy special “Sticks and Stones” won three Emmys over the course of the night.
In terms of total wins by network, Netflix and HBO are tied at 19 each going into Sunday night. When the nominations were announced in July, Netflix led all of its competitors with 160 total nominations, compared to HBO’s 107. Disney Plus is also in solid position in its first Emmy outing, with the streaming service currently holding eight wins thanks mostly to the hit “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian.”
Read the full winner’s list here.
The first night of the awards focused on the artisans categories for reality and nonfiction programming. “Apollo 11” picked up three awards in total, including a win for best picture editing for a nonfiction program. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” won for both best casting for a reality program and best picture editing for a structured reality or competition program. The Netflix docuseries “Cheer” also picked up two awards for the night — best pictured editing for an unstructured reality program and best directing for a reality program.
Other early winners included “Queer Eye,” “The Cave,” “American Factor,” and “The Apollo.”
On night two, “RuPaul’s Drag” race won two more awards for makeup and hairstyling. Other winners on night two included “SNL,” which notched three wins, including best variety sketch series. “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” also won the best live variety special award for the second year in a row.
“The Mandalorian” picked up multiple statuettes on night three, including special visual effects as well as cinematography for a single-camera series (half-hour). The show is currently leading all other shows in total wins with five. “Watchmen” also won multiple awards, including one for best fantasy/sci-fi costumes. Other winners for the night included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Crown,” “Star Trek: Picard,” and “Black-ish.”
On night four, best comedy series nominee “Schitt’s Creek” picked up its first win of the year with the award for best casting for a comedy series. Meanwhile, Ryan Murphy’s “Hollywood” picked up its first win as well for best main title theme music. Other winners on night four included “Euphoria,” “Watchmen,” “Succession,” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
Comedian and “Nailed It” host Nicole Byer hosted all five nights of the Creative Arts Emmys, for which she pre-taped all of her host segments due to production restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Primetime Emmy Awards will air on ABC this Sunday, Sept. 20.
Read the current win totals below.
Wins by Program
Saturday Night Live—6
RuPaul’s Drag Race — 5
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—4
Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones—3
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal–3
Last Week Tonight—3
Apollo 11 — 3
Cheer — 3
Live in Front of a Studio Audience—2
The Cave — 2
This Is Us—1
Rick and Morty—1
The Last Dance—1
So You Think You Can Dance—1
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance—1
We Are the Dream—1
Godfather of Harlem—1
One Day at a Time—1
The Handmaid’s Tale—1
Star Trek: Picard—1
Better Call Saul: Employee Training—1
Forky Asks a Question—1
Big Mouth Guide to Life—1
The Messy Truth VR Experience—1
The Kennedy Center Honors—1
Carpool Karaoke: The Series—1
The Masked Singer—1
Super Bowl 54 Halftime Show—1
National Geographic Presents: Creating Cosmos: Possible Worlds — 1
Why We Hate– 1
Life Below Zero — 1
Don’t F— With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer — 1
American Factory — 1
Seven Worlds, One Planet — 1
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath — 1
The Apollo — 1
Queer Eye — 1
Mr. Robot Season _4.0 ARG—1
Wins by Network/Platform