Saturday Night Live, ‘Stranger Things and Westworld are the big winners, taking home five awards apiece.
The two were honored jointly in the best guest actress in a comedy series category at Saturday’s creative arts Emmy ceremony.
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles on Saturday. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out live on Monday, Aug. 9. True Detective, Orange Is the New Black were among the early winners of the night, taking home Best Casting in the Drama and Comedy categories, respectively, while the first acting award of the night went to Joe Morton for Scandal.
Newhart, 84, was honored at Sunday’s creative arts Emmy ceremony for his guest role last season on The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton, a down-on-his-luck former host of a children’s science show. “This is my seventh shot at this…. I just love this very much,” he said, gazing tearfully at the trophy in his hand as the audience gave him a standing ovation. With eight statuettes, HBO’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra was the night’s top-winning individual program at the ceremony honoring technical and other achievements. The pay cable network came away with 20 awards, followed by CBS with 15 and NBC with eight.
The awards on Saturday night kicked off a competition between several cable dramas that will conclude next Sunday with the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Paltrow, recognized for Glee, and Timberlake, a winner for hosting Saturday Night Live, were no-shows at Saturday’s ceremony for technical and other achievements. The creative arts ceremony will air Sept. 17 on ReelzChannel, which earned three awards for the controversial miniseries The Kennedys. The 63rd annual primetime Emmy ceremony, with Glee star Jane Lynch as host, will air live the next night on Fox.