The “real” Emmys ceremony doesn’t take place until Sunday but the usually boring, more technical Creative Arts Emmys took place last Saturday and in a break with tradition, the ceremony brought some star power. The night was hosted by Kathy Griffin which not surprisingly liven up the affair.
Tina Fey was also on hand to accept her well-deserved Emmy for Guest Actress in a Comedy for her appearance on SNL as Sarah Palin. While accepting her award Tina thanked Palin saying,”This would not be possible without Mrs. Palin. …[she] is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend. You are living my dream. Thank you, Mrs. Palin!” Justin Timberlake won the Guest Actor in a Comedy award for his work on SNL as well.
The one contender I was rooting for wasn’t a TV show at all, it was a website, and it won! Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s official website won the Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Nonfiction. The site was up and running with interactive content, videos and a hilarious blog before Jimmy even took over the show. The award is well deserved and the website is sure to change how we think about TV and how TV thinks about the web.
Another web favorite, the Joss Whedon series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog won for Outstanding Special Class, Short-Format Program.
Overall, this year’s big winners in the Creative Arts were HBO with 16 wins in various categories, followed by NBC, which received a total of 11 awards. You can see a list of all the winners at Emmys.com.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will air this Sunday, Sept. 20 and will be hosted by Dr. Horrible himself, Neil Patrick Harris.
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