Written by Shona Smith on Sep 16, 2019. Posted in Awards and Festivals

2019 Creative Arts Emmy’s celebrate technical achievement

Game of Thrones, Chernobyl and the Marvellous Mrs Maisel took home the most awards, while Netflix and HBO emerged as network front runners ahead of the Primetime Emmys on Saturday 22 September.

Game of Thrones has always performed well at the awards, having won more Emmy’s than any other drama in history. The final series continued this tradition, winning ten Creative Emmy awards in categories such as Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes, stunt coordination, music composition and casting. Five of these were for The Long Night, an episode filmed over eight weeks of night shoots on location in Northern Ireland over eleven weeks of night shoots.

HBO’s Chernobyl and National Geographic’s Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo followed with seven awards each. Chernobyl was recognised for its production design, special visual effects and editing.

The success of Game of Thrones and Chernobyl saw HBO emerge as the network front runner, ahead of next week’s Primetime Awards. Counting the most nominations overall, the network stands in good stead for next weekend but Netflix is hot on their heels picking up twenty-three awards at the Creative Arts Emmys.

Netflix’s tally came from Russian Doll which won three awards including cinematography and production design. Other Netflix programs recognised include Queer Eye for casting and directing, Ana DuVernay’s When They See Us, and Our Planet which picked up outstanding narrator award for Sir David Attenborough.

Liverpool-shot Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool took home best variety special for the hour-long episode. The episode saw James Corden and Paul McCartney driving around Liverpool to visit famous Beatles locations in the city, including Penny Lane, the Philharmonic Pub, a Penny Lane Barber Shop and the suburb of Allerton where McCartney grew up. The CBS series also won outstanding Short Form Variety series, as well as technical direction for a limited series, movie or special.

Winning the outstanding commercial category was Wieden+Kennedy’s Dream Crazy produced by Park Pictures and starring Colin Kaepernick.

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