My Favourites for the 69th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

PROGRAMS

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)

Outstanding Variety Special

  • Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017 (CBS)

Outstanding Informational Series or Special

  • StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

  • Planet Earth II (BBC America)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

  • Beatles: Eight Days a Week (Hulu)

Outstanding Animated Program

  • South Park (Comedy Central) (Episode: “Member Berries”)

Outstanding Short-Format Animation

  • Adventure Time (Cartoon Network) (Episode: “Islands Part 4: Imaginary Resources”)

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD)

Outstanding Special Class Program

  • Oscars (ABC)

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series

  • Jay Leno’s Garage (NBC.com)

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

  • O.J.: Made in America (ESPN)

Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

  • Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training (AMC)

Outstanding Short Form Variety Series

  • Honest Trailers (YouTube)

ACTING

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Tom Hanks – Saturday Night Live (NBC) (Episode: “Host: Tom Hanks”)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Carrie Fisher – Catastrophe (Amazon) (Episode: “Episode 6”)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • BD Wong – Mr. Robot (USA) (Episode: “eps2.3_logic-b0mb.hc”)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Ann Dowd – The Leftovers (HBO) (Episode: “The Most Powerful Man in the World (And His Identical Twin Brother)”)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

  • Seth MacFarlane – Family Guy (Fox) (Episode: “The Boys in the Band”)

Outstanding Narrator

  • Ewan McGregor – Wild Scotland (Nat Geo WILD)

Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

  • Alan Tudyk – Con Man (Comic-Con HQ)

Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

  • Mindy Sterling – Con Man (Comic-Con HQ)

CASTING

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series

  • Atlanta (FX)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

  • Stranger Things (Netflix)

Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special

  • Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program

  • Survivor (CBS)

CHOREOGRAPHY

Outstanding Choreography

  • Mandy Moore – Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (Routines: “On Top of the World”/ “Carol of the Bells”)

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series

  • Gary Baum – Superior Donuts (CBS) (Episode: “Crime Time”)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half Hour)

  • Jim Frohna – Transparent (Amazon) (Episode: “If I Were A Bell”)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie

  • Dana Gonzales – Fargo (FX) (Episode: “The Law of Vacant Places”)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)

  • Paul Cameron – Westworld (HBO) (Episode: “The Original”)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program

  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel) (Episode: “Uncharted Territory”)

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming

  • Planet Earth II (BBC America) (Episode: “Islands”)

COMMERCIAL

Outstanding Commercial

  • Year in Search 2016 (Google)

COSTUMES

Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series, or Movie

  • Empire (Fox) (Episode: “Light in the Darkness”)

Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series, or Movie

  • The Crown (Netflix) (Episode: “Wolfert on Splash”)

Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming

  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (Episode: “Halloween Night”)

DIRECTING

Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming

  • Ava DuVernay – 13th (Netflix)

HAIRSTYLING

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series

  • The Crown (Netflix) (Episode: “Hype Park Corner”)

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC) (Episode: “Live Playoffs, Night 1”)

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie

  • Fargo (FX)

HOSTING

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

  • Alec Baldwin – Match Game (ABC)

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Outstanding Original Interactive Program

  • Mission: ISS (Oculus)

Outstanding Interactive Program

  • The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS/CBS Interactive)

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within a Scripted Program

  • Stranger Things VR Experience (Netflix)

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within an Unscripted Program

  • The Oscars: All Access (Oscars.com)

LIGHTING DESIGN/DIRECTION

Outstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction for a Variety Series

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC) (Episode: “Host: Jimmy Fallon”)

Outstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction for a Variety Special

  • The Oscars (ABC)

Main Title Design

Outstanding Main Title Design

  • Stranger Things (Netflix)

MAKE-UP

Outstanding Make-up for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

  • Westworld (HBO) (Episode: “The Original”)

Outstanding Make-up for a Multi-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC) (Episode: “Host: Alec Baldwin”)

Outstanding Make-up for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)

  • Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special

  • Westworld (HBO) (Episode: “The Original”)

MUSIC

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Rupert Gregson-Williams – The Crown (Netflix) (Episode: “Hyde Park Corner”)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Jeff Russo – Fargo (FX) (Episode: “Aporia”)

Outstanding Music Direction

  • Super Bowl Ll Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga (Fox)

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

  • 13th (Netflix) (Song: “Letter To The Free”)

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

  • Ramin Djawadi – Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Music Supervision

  • Thomas Golubić – Better Call Saul (AMC) (Episode: “Sunk Costs”)

PICTURE EDITING

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series

  • Dean Zimmerman – Stranger Things (Netflix) (Episode: “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

  • Eric Kissack – Veep (HBO) (Episode: “Groundbreaking”)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie

  • Curtis Thurber – Fargo (FX) (Episode: “The Narrow Escape Problem”)

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

  • Peter Chakos – The Big Bang Theory (CBS) (Episode: “The Holiday Summation”)

Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming

  • Robert James Ashe, David Grecu, Meaghan Wilbur and Christopher P. Heller – Conan (TBS) (Episode: “Conan in Berlin”)

Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming

  • Paul Crowder – Beatles: Eight Days a Week (Hulu)

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program

  • Survivor (CBS) (Episode: “About to Have a Rumble”)

Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program

  • Josh Earl, Rob Butler, Nathan Araiza and Ben Bulatao – Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel) (Episode: “Uncharted Territory”)

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)

  • Westworld (HBO) (Episode: “The Original”)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More)

  • The Crown (Netflix) (Episode: “Smoke and Mirrors”)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less)

  • Transparent (Amazon) (Episode: “If I Were a Bell”)

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality, or Reality-Competition Series

  • Drunk History (Comedy Central) (Episode: “Hamilton”)

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Event, or Award Special

  • The Oscars (ABC)

SOUND

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series

  • Stranger Things (Netflix) (Episode: “Chapter 8: The Upside Down”)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special

  • Fargo (FX) (Episode: “Who Rules the Land of Denial?”)

Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)

  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (Hulu)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

  • Stranger Things (Netflix) (Episode: “Chapter 8: The Upside Down”)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie

  • Fargo (FX) (Episode: “Who Rules the Land of Denial?”)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half Hour) and Animation

  • Veep (HBO) (Episode: “Omaha”)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special

  • The Oscars (ABC)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (Hulu)

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

  • Westworld (HBO) (Episode: “The Bicameral Mind”)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role

  • The Crown (Netflix) (Episode: “Windsor”)

STUNT COORDINATION

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series, or Movie

  • Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix)

TECHNICAL DIRECTION

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for Series

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC) (Episode: “Host: Jimmy Fallon”)

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for Limited Series, Movie or Special

  • The Oscars (ABC)

WRITING

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (Hulu)

All other Nominations for this awards ceremony are more than deserving of the awards, but my favourites are just a reflection of what I like: I try not to treat it as a competition and ideally there should be no favourites, but, here we are…

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