— The Television Academy held two separate ceremonies over the weekend for the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, honoring programs and individual achievements at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Academy recognized variety, reality and documentary programs, as well as guest performers on television drama series and comedy series, as well as the artists and craftspeople behind the scenes.
In all, HBO was the big winner, racking up a total of 16 wins (among its multiple awards, Game of Thrones won for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for its “Battle of the Bastards” episode) and FX Networks came in second with 12 wins.
Executive produced by Bob Bain, this year’s Creative Arts Awards featured an array of notable presenters, among them Rachel Bloom, Mel B, Joanne Froggatt, Michael Kelly, Margo Martindale, Laurie Metcalf, Bob Newhart, Bradley Whitford, Derek and Julianne Hough, Heidi Klum, Jane Lynch, Ryan Seacrest, Gloria Steinem, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
In recognition of what the Academy considers a “game-changing impact on the medium,” American Idol received the prestigious 2016 Governors Award. The award was accepted by Idol creator Simon Fuller, Fox and FremantleMedia North America. The Governors Award recipient is chosen by the Television Academy’s board of governors and is given to an individual, organization or project for outstanding cumulative or singular achievement in the television industry.
For the full winners lists, download here for variety, reality and documentary and
download here for drama and comedy.