Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2018
September 9, 2018 11:14 PM   Subscribe

This weekend was the ceremonies for Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which basically included everything that will not be presented at the Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony. Of importance was that black actors swept all four major guest actor/actress awards (Kat Williams* for Atlanta, Ron Cephas Jones for This is Us, Tiffany Haddish* for SNL, and Samira Wiley for The Handmaid's Tale), as well as RuPaul winning as host of a Reality-Competition Program, for the third year in a row. Also of note is that Queer Eye* won 3/4 awards it was nominated for, including Outstanding Structured Reality Program.

note: I linked "RuPaul" above to the show's page and not her page because this year she's listed as RuPaul while previously she was listed as RuPaul Charles, thus disconnecting her data

In animation, Rick and Morty* won for Animated Program, and Robot Chicken won for Short-Form Animated Program. Alex Borstein won for Character Voice-Over Performance (aka voice-acting) for Family Guy, beating out Seth MacFarlane who was nominated twice for two different shows (Family Guy and American Dad!) MeFi favorite Steven Universe picked up one outstanding individual achievement award for Patrick Bryson, a background painter.

However Megan Amram* was robbed (previously, previouslier) as An Emmy For Megan did not win either of its categories. We might get a season 2 though, which will be about... revenge. #JUSTICEFORMEGAN

* this is the first year this person or program has been nominated for an Emmy
posted by numaner (17 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Ah, somehow I missed this. Jesus Christ Superstar got about half of all of its categories, and the Outstanding Varietal Special (Live) as expected (I haven't seen it but I heard good things), but it meant that John Legend, as executive producer (he also starred as Jesus, but the acting category is part of the Primetime Emmy ceremony) is the first black man and the youngest person ever to have an EGOT
posted by numaner at 1:19 AM on September 10 [17 favorites]


I was confused by the ordering of the Wikipedia EGOT article because John Legend only just got his but there were two people listed after him. Then I noticed that Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice also completed their EGOTs the same night, from the same award, which I expect is also some sort of record.
posted by ckape at 2:18 AM on September 10 [7 favorites]


As a (shared with a large team) winner of two technical Emmys I just have to point out there's more than two Emmys ceremonies ....
posted by mbo at 3:04 AM on September 10 [12 favorites]


Then I noticed that Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice also completed their EGOTs the same night, from the same award, which I expect is also some sort of record.

20% of all the EGOTs ever were completed last night. That’s the first time more than one person has done it at the same event, and the first time three people have done it in the same year.
posted by Etrigan at 4:13 AM on September 10 [7 favorites]


first black man and the youngest person ever to have an EGOT

I thought Robert Lopez got his EGOT when he was 38 and is still the youngest person ever to have an EGOT and also the only person ever to have a double EGOT.

Not to take away from the amazing achievement for John Legend - he's amazingly talented and an overall awesome human being.
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 4:55 AM on September 10 [3 favorites]


Kat Williams in that episode of Atlanta...yeah...he pretty much earned every single award on this planet for that role.
posted by NoMich at 5:43 AM on September 10 [3 favorites]


I thought Robert Lopez got his EGOT when he was 38 and is still the youngest person ever to have an EGOT and also the only person ever to have a double EGOT.

Some people don't count Lopez as an EGOT at all, because both of his Es are Daytime Emmys, but that also disqualifies Whoopi Goldberg, so those people are incorrect.
posted by Etrigan at 6:17 AM on September 10 [4 favorites]


NASA won its first Emmy this year. JPL took home the Outstanding Original Interactive Program for their coverage of Cassini's Grand Finale.
Their for your consideration video.

Video of the award presentation. I suspect this is the first award speech where the dedications include a spacecraft and Science.
posted by zamboni at 6:25 AM on September 10 [5 favorites]


I thought Robert Lopez got his EGOT when he was 38 and is still the youngest person ever to have an EGOT

Lopez was the youngest person to *complete* their EGOT (he was 39 and a few days old when he won an Oscar in 2014) where as John Legend is the youngest person *with* an EGOT (as he is just a few months short of his 40th birthday and Lopez is now 43).
posted by The Notorious SRD at 7:35 AM on September 10 [1 favorite]


I really thought #AnEmmyForMegan would pull it off.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:41 AM on September 10 [3 favorites]


zamboni, some of the Cassini coverage looks like it was included in BBC Horizon's Goodbye Cassini, Hello Saturn program from last year. It looked to be a highly emotionally charged send-off. I shed a tear myself at the loss of signal to be honest...
posted by Molesome at 8:18 AM on September 10


Alex Borstein won for Character Voice-Over Performance (aka voice-acting) for Family Guy

yay! she's awesome.
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:20 AM on September 10


The Emmy Awards website has a download section with lists of the Creative Arts Emmy winners (PDF, Saturday, Sunday).
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:51 AM on September 10


Among the winners is Sir David Attenborough, in the category of Outstanding Narrator, for Blue Planet II (One Ocean), on BBC America.
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:19 AM on September 10


I'm surprised that there are so many acting awards that were being given out during this ceremony. Is it me or is there not that much left for the "primetime" ceremony next week?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:02 PM on September 10


I just have to point out there's more than two Emmys ceremonies

My mistake, I blame the sparse Wikipedia article. I'm guessing you meant the Primetime Engineering Emmy Award and not the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award? That is happening October 24th but I don't see a list of nominees.

There's also a Sports Emmy which is awarded in April.

Lopez was the youngest person to *complete* their EGOT (he was 39 and a few days old when he won an Oscar in 2014) where as John Legend is the youngest person *with* an EGOT (as he is just a few months short of his 40th birthday and Lopez is now 43).

Ah, thanks for the clarification. But I would've rephrased my comment if I knew he wasn't the youngest to complete one. Mashable should've done their homework!

Then I noticed that Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice also completed their EGOTs the same night, from the same award, which I expect is also some sort of record.

Yes! That was amazing! Now I really gotta go watch this thing.

Is it me or is there not that much left for the "primetime" ceremony next week?

Because it's made for TV there's performances and stuff. Award shows always take forever, so I can't even imagine how this weekend felt for the attendees.
posted by numaner at 1:39 PM on September 10


Actually I share two Technical & Engineering Emmys
:-) (and a further nomination)
posted by mbo at 7:49 AM on September 11 [2 favorites]


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