2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Complete list of all 96 categories

The Creative Arts portion of the Emmy Awards has grown so big that the ceremony has been split into two and will be held this coming weekend (Sept. 8/9) at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. That’s the same venue as the Primetime Emmys, which take place on Monday, Sept. 17 and air live on NBC.

These precursor prizes often point the way that the main awards will go. Two years ago, “Game of Thrones” claimed a record-breaking nine Creative Arts trophies. We Emmy watchers weren’t shocked when it picked up another three awards at the primetime festivities.

The Creative Arts Emmys honor the best craftspeople in the TV industry, including choreographers, cinematographers, costume designers, composers, editors, hairstylists and makeup artists. They will also celebrate outstanding achievements in animated, documentary, nonfiction, reality and short form programming.

We have done some digging and have the full and complete list of all 96 categories to be handed out over these two evenings. Be sure to check out our racetrack odds in 24 of the Creative Arts categories listed below. Our exclusive forecast is based on the combined predictions of industry experts, our in-house team of editors and thousands of savvy Gold Derby users like you.

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SATURDAY (53 awards)

ACTING – GUEST
Comedy Guest Actor
Comedy Guest Actress
Drama Guest Actor
Drama Guest Actress

ACTING – SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
Actor
Actress

ANIMATED
Character Voice-Over
Individual Achievement
Program

CASTING
Comedy Series
Drama Series
Limited Series/Movie/Special

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Single-Camera Series (Half Hour)
Single-Camera Series (Hour)
Multi-Camera Series
Limited Series/Movie

COSTUMES
Contemporary
Fantasy
Period

HAIRSTYLING
Single-Camera Series
Limited Series/Movie

INTERACTIVE MEDIA
Creative Achievement Within Scripted Program

MAIN TITLE DESIGN

MAKEUP
Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Limited Series/Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
Series Limited Series/Movie/Special (Prosthetic)

MUSIC
Main Title Theme
Music Supervision
Score: Limited Series/Movie/Special
Score: Series

PICTURE EDITING
Multi-Camera Series
Single Camera (Comedy)
Single Camera (Drama)
Single Camera (Limited/TV Movie)

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less)
Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Series (One Hour or More)
Narrative Period Series (One Hour or More)

PROGRAMS
Children’s
Commercial
Interactive
TV Movie

SHORT FORM
Animated Program
Comedy or Drama Series

SOUND EDITING
Comedy or Drama Series (Half Hour)
Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
Limited Series/Movie

SOUND MIXING
Comedy or Drama Series (Half Hour)
Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
Limited Series/Movie

SPECIAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS
Special and Visual Effects
Special and Visual Effects (Supporting Role)

STUNT COORDINATION
Comedy Series/Variety Program
Drama Series/Limited Series/Movie

SUNDAY (43 awards)

CASTING
Reality

CHOREOGRAPHY

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Non-Fiction Program
Reality Program

COSTUMES
Variety/Non-Fiction/Reality

DIRECTING
Non-Fiction Program
Reality
Variety

DOCUMENTARY/INFORMATIONAL
Documentary or Non-Fiction Series
Documentary or Non-Fiction Special
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Informational Series

HAIRSTYLING
Multi-Camera Series or Special

HOST (REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM)

INTERACTIVE MEDIA
Creative Achievement Within Unscripted Program
Innovation in Interactive Storytelling

LIGHTING DESIGN
Variety Series
Variety Special

MAKEUP
Mulit-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

MOTION DESIGN

MUSIC
Music and Lyrics
Music Direction

NARRATOR

PICTURE EDITING
Non-Fiction Program
Structured or Competition Reality
Unstructured Reality
Variety

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Variety/Non-Fiction/Reality/Reality-Competition Series
Variety/Non-Fiction/Event/Award Special

PROGRAMS
Interactive
Structured Reality
Unstructured Reality
Variety Special (Live)
Variety Special (Recorded)

SHORT FORM
Non-Fiction or Reality Series
Variety Series

SOUND EDITING
Non-Fiction Program

SOUND MIXING
Non-Fiction Program
Variety Series/Special

TECHNICAL DIRECTION
Limited Series/Movie/Special
Series

WRITING
Non-Fiction Programming
Variety Series

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