HBO Receives A Number of 2019 Creative Arts Emmys

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The 71st Emmy Awards kicked off with a two-night affair (09.14 & 09.15) with the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. There were plenty of awards handed out across the boards but around here we focus on the ones HBO garnered at the ones they lost.  

LastWeekTonight_TitleOn the first night, Variety & Documentary were the big categories with National Geographic’s Free Solo taking all seven of the categories it was nominated for. LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER received the most for HBO that night. Oliver’s Sunday night show took two honors: Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, “Psychics” and Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, “The Wax & The Furious” (segment) over another episode of the show and others. On the documentary front, HBO often times than not, wins categories. This year’s recipient of Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special was LEAVING NEVERLAND the 2-part Michael Jackson allegations film. It beat out, among others, HBO’s THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY and JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS. And tying with CNN’s RBG piece for Outstanding Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking was HBO’s THE SENTENCE, which put into question a lady’s 15-year incarceration.  

The following night saw the awarding of some of the more technical aspects of filmmaking and HBO fared better that night including ten (10) wins for GAME OF THRONES. The honors there were as follows – Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) – Game Of Thrones, “The Long Night”; Outstanding Special Visual Effects – Game Of Thrones, “The Bells”Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes – Game Of Thrones, “The GOTEmmys2019-300x187Bells”; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) – Game Of Thrones, “The Long Night”; Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie – Game Of ThronesOutstanding Main Title Design –Game Of Thrones winning over TRUE DETECTIVE, Cinemax’s WARRIOR and others; Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) -Game Of Thrones, “The Long Night” over a BARRY episode and others; Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series  – Game Of Thronesbeating out SUCCESSION and others; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) – Game Of Thrones, “The Long Night” and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series – Game Of Thrones, “The Long Night over two other series’ episodes, “Winterfell” and “The Iron Throne.” 

Also faring well was the HBO Miniseries: CHERNOBYL taking the following – Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie – Chernobyl, “1:23:45” over DEADWOOD: THE MOVIE and TRUE DETECTIVE; Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) – Chernobyl over GAME OF THRONES and others; Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role – Chernobyl, “1:23:45” over Chernobyl_Title-300x192DEADWOOD: THE MOVIE; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie – Chernobyl, “Please Remain Calm” over the “Open Wide, O Earth” episode of the same series plus DEADWOOD: THE MOVIE, SHARP OBJECTS “Fix” and TRUE DETECTIVE “If You Have Ghosts”; Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score) – Chernobyl, “Please Remain Calm” over TRUE DETECTIVE and others; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special – Chernobyl, “1:23:45” over DEADWOOD: THE MOVE and TRUE DETECTIVE and others and Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie –  Chernobyl, “Please Remain SesameStreetEmmysCalm” beating out DEADWOOD: THE MOVIE and TRUE DETECTIVE “The Great War and Modern Memory” among others. Closing out with the weekend wins we add two for BARRY – Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation – Barry, “ronny/lily” over VEEP and others and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation – Barry, “ronny/lily” over BALLERS and others. SUCCESSION garnered Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music – Succession and the always relevant SESAME STREET took one, Outstanding Children’s Program – When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special beating out, among others, A SONG FOR PARKLAND.  

Next, a quick look at what HBO didn’t manage to walk away with. Outstanding Interactive Program went to NASA and SpaceX instead of LWT and others; Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series went to Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel instead of Peter MacNicol as Jeff Kane in VEEP and others; Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series went to Cherry Jones for The Handmaid’s Tale instead of Carice van Houten as Melisandre in GAME OF THRONES and others; Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series went to Fleabag instead of BARRY, VEEP and others; Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special went to Netflix’s When They See Us instead of CHERNOBYL, SHARP OBJECTS and others; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) went to Nexflix’s Russian Doll instead of BALLERS, INSECURE and others; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) went to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel instead of GAME OF THRONES and others; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series went to Fleabag instead of two episodes of BARRY and others; Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program went to Free Solo instead of LEAVING NEVERLAND and others; Outstanding Period Costumes went to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel over CHERNOBYL and others; Outstanding LeavingNeverlandEmmys-300x275Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series went to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel over GAME OF THRONES; Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie went to Fosse/Verdon over CHERNOBYL, DEADWOOD: THE MOVIE, SHARP OBJECTS and TRUE DETECTIVE; Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) went to Fosse/Verdon over the exact same nominees from the previous category; Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special went to Star Trek: Discovery over CHERNOBYL and GAME OF THRONES; Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour) went to Russian Doll over BARRY and VEEP; Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Reality Or Competition Series went to Saturday Night Live over LAST WEEK TONIGHT…; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera) for Free Solo over LEAVING NEVERLAND and others; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special for Aretha! Over LAST WEEK TONIGHT…and others; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera) for Free Solo over LEAVING NEVERLAND and others; Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score) for Free EmmyAwards-300x179Solo over GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH and others; Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend beating out FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS: LIVE IN LONDON, SONG OF PARKLAND and others;  Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance went to Seth McFarlane for Family Guy over Eric Jacobson for WHEN YOU WISH UPON A PICKLE: A SESAME STREET SPECIAL and others; Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program for GLOW over BARRY and others and finally Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program for Free Solo winning over LEAVING NEVERLAND. 

Well, you can’t say were not through around here! The more high-profile award are handed out at the Primetime Emmys on Sunday, September 22. Check back with us to see who won & lost the coveted Emmy.  


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