Fox and Nat Geo’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (pictured) led the non-fiction/reality TV series pack at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards held Saturday night (August 16) with four trophies, while Discovery’s Deadliest Catch and Netflix’s The Square claimed three trophies each.
Steven Soter and Carl Sagan’s widow Ann Druyan were awarded an outstanding writing for non-fiction programming Emmy for Cosmos, exec produced by Seth MacFarlane, and the series also claimed victory for Alan Silvestri’s outstanding music score and original main title theme music. The Neil DeGrasse-Tyson-hosted series also received outstanding sound editing kudos for nonfiction programming (single or multi-camera).
Meanwhile, Deadliest Catch picked up Creative Arts Emmys for outstanding picture editing for reality programming, outstanding unstructured reality program, and outstanding cinematography for reality programming; and The Square was awarded outstanding picture editing for nonfiction programming, outstanding directing for nonfiction programming, and outstanding cinematography for nonfiction programming honors.
PBS’s ‘American Masters’ took a pair of Creative Arts Emmys for outstanding documentary or nonfiction series, and outstanding sound mixing for nonfiction programming.
Other winners include The Oscars, which won for outstanding art direction for variety, nonfiction, reality or reality-competition program; 30 for 30 Shorts, for outstanding short-format nonfiction programming; JFK (Experience) for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special, and HBO Documentary’s One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp, which won outstanding children’s program.
Actor Jeremy Irons was named outstanding narrator for Nat Geo’s Game Of Lions, while Jane Lynch won outstanding host for a reality/reality competition program for Hollywood Game Night.
Shark Tank wrapped a victory for outstanding structured reality series, and Life According To Sam won exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking. Overall, HBO won the most Creative Arts Emmys with 15 awards, followed by NBC with 10 and PBS with 5.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards were presented at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, which will also be the home to the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, taking place next Monday (August 25) and hosted by Seth Meyers.