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The Creative Arts Emmys were held in Los Angeles over the weekend. Traditionally known as the Regular People Emmys, the ceremony recognizes the working Joes and Janes of the television world in categories like casting, cinematography, sound, visual effects, and other highly skilled professions most viewers barely give a second thought. (Held one week before the Primetime Emmys, it has the added benefit of trimming its sibling ceremony to a manageable eight hours or so.) HBO, as usual, dominated with 15 wins, followed by NBC with 10 (five of those for Saturday Night Live), PBS with eight, and Fox and Netflix with seven.

But lest we are left with nothing but crew to write about, the Creative Arts Emmys also gives out a handful of acting awards. Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba—“Crazy Eyes”—won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series, her first Emmy and the series’ first major acting prize. Meanwhile, Emmys veteran Allison Janney picked up her fifth award for her role on Masters Of Sex, Jimmy Fallon won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearances on Saturday Night Live, and Joe Morton was recognized for his role on Scandal.


In the animation category, Bob’s Burgers won the award for Outstanding Animated Program, and The Simpsons’ Harry Shearer won for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance—surprisingly, his first Emmy win. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Vice tied for Outstanding Informational Series Or Special, presumably leading to a testosterone-fueled fistfight in the parking lot. True Detective walked away with four awards for makeup, cinematography, and dramatic casting (Orange Is The New Black won the comedy equivalent), as well as for its oft-parodied main title sequence.

Other big winners included Game Of Thrones, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Sherlock: His Final Vow, and a bunch of other people listed here.

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