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"Liquor helps," joked Emmy winner Jane Lynch ("Hollywood Game Night") when she was asked in the Creative Arts Emmys press room how hard it was playing host to such a cavalcade of celebrities every week. (Watch the entire video below.)
The Emmys are all about bragging rights and with 80 awards handed out at Saturday's Creative Arts ceremony, there was certainly lots to celebrate for some. Not surprisingly, perennial leader HBO was once again the network that hauled home the most hardware, with 15 Emmy wins. And, among programs, "Saturday Night Live" picked up a leading five awards, including a second Guest Comedy Actor prize for one-time cast member Jimmy Fallon.
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, Masters of Sex
, Joe Morton
, Game of Thrones
, American Horror Story: Coven
, Sherlock: His Last Vow
, True Detective
, The Square
, Orange is the New Black
, Jane Lynch
, Shark Tank
, Hollywood Game Night
, Uzo Aduba
, Deadliest Catch
Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys saw 80 awards handed out during a fast-moving three and a half hour ceremony at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. This is the same venue where the Primetime Emmys will take place in nine days time (Monday, Aug. 25). The sheer number of awards meant that winners were given only 45 seconds from the time their names were called until the band played them off the stage. (See full list of winners here.)
After winning the Emmy for Best Drama Guest Actress at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys, Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex") wasted no time getting down and dirty with the press about all those crazy sex scenes on the racy Showtime drama. (Watch the entire video below.)
When Joe Morton ("Scandal") won the Emmy for Best Drama Guest Actor at the Creative Arts Awards on Saturday (Aug. 16), there were many dropped jaws and shouts of surprise backstage in the Emmys press room.
But for all of those Emmy watchers that did their research, Morton's win shouldn't have been a shockeroo at all. So how did this industry vet pull off such an upset?
The Creative Arts Emmys took place on Saturday (Aug. 16) at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles with the three-hour plus ceremony kicking off at 4 p.m. PT/ 7 p.m. ET.
Almost all of the awards, which number a whopping 80, are in technical categories that honor hundreds of below-the line television talent. However, the four guest acting winners as well as top reality host were also crowned on Saturday. (Read full report here.)
, Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn
, Breaking Bad
, South Park
, True Detective
, Project Runway
, Hollywood Game Night
, Emmy Awards 2014 - Comedy Guest Actor
, Emmy Awards 2014 - Comedy Guest Actress
, Emmy Awards 2014 - Drama Guest Actor
, Emmy Awards 2014 - Drama Guest Actress
, Emmy Awards 2014 - Reality Host
In our newest prediction video, Gold Derby Editors come together to dissect many of the whopping 80 categories that'll be handed out Saturday night during the 66th Creative Arts Emmys.
Among the races discussed are the four Guest Acting categories, Best Animated Program, Best Structured/Unstructured Reality Programs and, yes, even Best Costumes. (Watch the entire video below.)
While 75 of the 80 trophies handed out at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys will go to those toiling behind the scenes, five of them will be given to famous folk who appear in front of the camera. Four will be for guest acting on comedy and drama series while the fifth is for the host of a reality series.
The four guest acting categories are packed full of past Oscar, Emmy and Tony winners. Below, we break down each race and tell you who is going to take to the podium at the Nokia Theater. Be sure to click on the title of each category to watch our editors slug it out over who will win.
This year, the TV academy split the Voice-Over category, which it introduced back in 1992, into two separate awards: Best Narrator and Best Character Voice-Over Performance. Narration has tended to take a back seat to the showier work done by performers giving voice to characters on some of TV's most popular animated series. Indeed, of the 28 Emmys handed out for voicework, only seven have gone to those working on live-action programs.
Among the nominees for the inaugural Best Narrator award is British heartthrob Daniel Craig, best known for playing Bond. To prevail in his first Emmy race, he must best an EGOT champ, an Oscar winner who also has an Emmy for his voicework, another Emmy winner who contends for two awards this year, and a veteran narrator.
Read more about all of them and their entries below.