68th Creative Arts Emmy Awards Recap

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The Game of Thrones sound mixing team

The ‘Game of Thrones’ sound mixing team

The 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony for programs and individual achievements took place this weekend in Los Angeles. HBO’s Game of Thrones came out as the big winner of the two-night show, picking up a total of seven awards. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) fell in second place in terms of total awards earned, pocketing five for the well-received retelling.

The intense documentary Cartel Land (A&E) took home two awards for its sound editing and cinematography, as well as the Exceptional Merit honor. Grease: Live (FOX) topped The Wiz Live! (NBC), winning in four categories as opposed to the latter’s single award. Vice’s Fighting Isis (HBO) came away with an award for outstanding sound mixing for its daring reporting from one of the most dangerous places on the planet.

Making a Murderer (Netflix) won big, taking home four awards for directing, writing, and picture editing in the nonfiction program category, as well as for the award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. In variety programming, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) won the most with two awards for its picture editing and writing. A number of awards went to perennial winners, such as Veep (HBO), The Voice (NBC), Portlandia (IFC), Saturday Night Live (NBC), Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN), The Big Bang Theory (CBS). Other notable wins include Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon), Black Sails (Starz), Fargo (FX), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW), Shameless (Showtime), Transparent (Amazon), and The Man in the High Castle (Amazon).

American Idol (FOX) was honored with the Governors Award for recognition of its special contribution to the last fifteen years of television.

Click here to view the full list of the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Award winners.

-S&P-

Photos courtesy of Invision/AP

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