Creative Arts Emmys reactions: Cheers for ‘Stranger Things’ sweep, boos for ‘SNL’ guest acting wins

After two nights and a whopping 92 categories, the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys are in the record books with a number of repeats, several surprises, and some refreshing new blood among the winners. Almost all the award handed out at Sunday’s ceremony were for scripted (comedy, drama, movie, and limited series) programming. Saturday’s ceremony celebrated reality, nonfiction, documentary, and variety special categories.

Our forum posters were extremely excited for all those wins for “Stranger Things” and that Gerald McRaney (“This Is Us”) and Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) won for guest spots on drama series. However many of them wish that the “Saturday Night Live” hosts did not compete in comedy guest acting and that the Emmys would bring back the variety performance prize. Read some of our forum posters’ reactions below, and click here to join the discussion.

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Teridax: I’m happy the Stranger Things wins. I had it in first in Drama Series, and now I am more convinced than ever.

Ivo Stoyanov: Bledel, the cinematography of The Handmaid’s Tale, the music supervision of Big Little Lies and the casting of Stranger Things are the most deserving award of the night, I am really happy for all of them.

Atypical: Guess McRaney was the overwhelming favorite of the “This Is Us” guys despite not submitting all that well. Thrilled for him all the same. I’ll take this as the Emmy win he should have won for “Southland.”

kancov: Happy for all four guest wins, for Fargo and The Crown, and especially for The Night Of.

lovelylovely: I’m SO glad Jeff Russo won Outstanding Music Composition for Fargo, very deserved!

Montana82: As deserving as McCarthy and Chappelle were IMO, I HATE that they are competing against series regulars and HATE that SNL is likely to win FOUR comedic acting categories. To me they MUST bring back the Variety Performance categories.

Marco B: Veep being so successful was annoying, and nothing is stopping it – comedy categories are so boring, year after year.

Miles Allen: Stranger Things’s main title design is my far the worst if we’re speaking technically, but it has already assimilated into pop culture and become iconic. I can see why the Emmy voters would want to go for that, although I agree that it is lazy.

Be sure to make your Emmy predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on September 17. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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