HBO and FX were the big winners during Creative Arts Emmy Awards presentations over the weekend as the TV industry gears up for Sunday's primetime Emmys ceremony.
HBO drew 16 Creative Arts Emmy Awards wins for programs and individual achievements during ceremonies held on Saturday and Sunday night, the Television Academy announced. HBO was paced by nine awards for its drama series Game Of Thrones, including Outstanding Casting for Drama series.
FX – bolstered by four wins for its limited anthology series The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – finished second with nine Creative Arts Emmy wins.
Netflix’s Making a Murderer also drew four Emmys wins as did Fox’s Grease: Live, according to the Television Academy.
On the individual acting front, Hank Azaria won an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for his role in Showtime’s Ray Donovan, while Margo Martindale won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her appearance in FX’s The Americans.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler shared the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for co-hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live, while Peter Scolari won the best actor Emmy in the same category for his role in HBO’s Girls.
FXX will air an edited presentation of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 17, with ABC airing live the 68th Emmy Awards presentation on Sept. 18.
Top Ten Creative Arts Emmy Awards Totals (Through Sunday)
NetworkProgram WinsIndividual WinsTotal Wins
HBO 1 15 16
FX 3 9 12
Netflix 2 4 6
PBS -- 6 6
FOX 1 4 5
A&E 2 2 4
Adult Swim 2 2 4
Amazon -- 4 4
Cartoon Network 1 3 4
NBC -- 4 4
Source: Television Academy