Everyone obsesses over Best Drama, Best Comedy and all the top acting categories at the Emmys every year, but the vast majority of the competition happens eight days before the primetime telecast, at the Creative Arts Awards. This year's Creative Arts Emmys take place on Sept. 12 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. It is there that guest stars, voice actors, choreographers, costume designers and many, many more will get their due. (Get started with your Emmy predictions below by forecasting the outcome of the Guest Comedy Actor race — that could be where Jon Hamm finally wins an Emmy after 13 losses.)
We asked our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, about which Creative Arts categories they're most excited. Read some of their sample comments below, then click here to sound off in our red-hot forums.
CanadianFan: From a macro-perspective, I am very interested to see if "Game of Thrones" can rack up a ton of wins, and beat "The West Wing" S1's Emmy haul to have the most wins for a TV show in Emmy history.
Incarille: Can't wait for Outstanding Narrator to see if Anthony Mendez for "Jane the Virgin" is gonna win.
Halo_Insider: There are a couple of fun nominees in the voiceover categories. It would be great to see John Roberts honored (because "Bob's Burgers" love is always good) or to see Tress MacNeille given recognition after decades in the industry. I probably couldn't keep count of all the voices I heard her play as a kid.
TerenceFletcher: I will be most excited if "Parks and Recreation" wins Sound Mixing since it would be the show's first Emmy win ever.
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Photo: Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones." Credit: HBO/Everett/REX
Photo: "Jane the Virgin" poster. Credit: The CW