The Creative Arts Emmys begin at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Gold Derby will be bringing you the results live on our home page. The awards will be handed out at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, which is also home to the primetime awards next Sunday (Sept. 20). Only a small portion of the 102 Emmy Awards categories can be presented on that kudocast, leaving the vast majority to be handed out at this free-wheeling ceremony. An edited two and a half-hour version of the Creative Arts show will air on FXX on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 8pm ET/PT, with an encore at 10:30 pm ET/PT.
Among the awards to be handed out at the Creative Arts are the four guest acting categories, Best TV Movie, the first-ever award for Best Variety Sketch Series, Best Variety Special, Best Reality Host and Best Special Class Program.
Below, click on the links to read in-depth reports on these races and many more.
COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Jon Hamm (‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’) finally set to win with 1-to-1 odds
Predictions slugfest: Hamm vs. Whitford vs. Hader [Video]
COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Tina Fey (‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’) has leading 8-to-13 odds
Predictions slugfest: Fey vs. Baranski vs. Cusack [Video]
DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Beau Bridges (‘Masters of Sex’) has leading 5-to-6 odds
Will Michael J. Fox finally win for ‘The Good Wife’?
Predictions slugfest: Bridges vs. Alda vs. Fox [Video]
DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Cicely Tyson (‘HTGAWM’) has leading 2-to-9 odds
Can Allison Janney (‘Masters of Sex’) pull off upset?
Predictions slugfest: Tyson vs. Janney vs. Rigg [Video]
Creative Arts Emmys preview:
Pros and cons for all 24 guest episode submissions
Documentary Series: Robert Durst could ‘Jinx’ past champ ‘American Masters’
Documentary Special: Scientology, conservation, gay marriage, Sinatra, Cobain
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Film: ‘Citizenfour’ could win
Informational Program: Can Bill Maher’s ‘Vice’ win two in a row?
Reality Program (Structured): Can ‘MythBusters’ take down ‘Shark Tank’?
Reality Program (Unstructured): Will ‘Deadliest Catch’ win again?
Special Class: Tony Awards overwhelming favorite at 4/9 to win 6th year running
TV Movie: Bessie looks unbeatable with 2/11 odds
Variety Sketch Series: ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ favorite at 3/10 odds
Variety Special: ‘SNL’ 40th anniversary tipped to win at 3/10 odds
Choreography: ‘DWTS’ vs. ‘SYTYCD’
Music & Lyrics: Can Darren Criss beat EGOT champ Robert Lopez?
Narrator: Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. actors
Reality Host: Jane Lynch (‘Hollywood Game Night’) has 8/15 odds to repeat
Score (Series): ‘Outlander,’ ‘House of Cards’ …
Score (Movie/Mini/Special): ‘Bessie,’ ‘Freak Show’ …
Title Design: ‘AHS’ could finally win with ‘Freak Show’
Title Theme: ‘Transparent’ vs. ‘Penny Dreadful’
‘Black Sails’ could win twice … again
‘Daredevil: A trio of Emmys for Marvel?
‘Game of Thrones’ could set record
‘The Walking Dead’: Will it go four-for-four?
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