Creative Arts Emmy Winners Announced
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming went to Martin Scorsese for HBO’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World, which was also named Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series went to Don Roy King NBC’s Saturday Night Live — his second consecutive triumph in the category.
Outstanding Variety Special was given to The Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on CBS.
The 65th Annual Tony Awards telecast was named Outstanding Special Class Program — marking three years in a row for the awards ceremony devoted to the Broadway stage.
The Tonys won another Emmy when Adam Schlesinger and David Javerbaum took the original music and lyrics category for the song “It’s Not Just for Gays Anymore.” Outstanding Music Direction went to The Kennedy Center Honors, which also aired on CBS.
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music went to Paul Englishby for PBS’s Page Eight (Masterpiece). PBS also took the statuette for Outstanding Main Title Design, which went to Great Expectations (Masterpiece).
Rounding out the night’s winners after HBO’s 17 Emmys and CBS’s 13 were PBS with 11; Discovery with six; NBC with five; ABC and Cartoon Network with four; History with three; Comedy Central, Disney Channel, Fox, FX and Showtime with two each; and A&E, AMC, dga.org, ESPN, Nickelodeon, rides.tv, TBS and TNT with one each.
This year’s executive producers were Eileen Horta, chair of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards Committee, vice chair Mark Watters and Frank Scherma. The producer — for the 18th time — was Spike Jones, Jr. Chris Donovan directed the show.
The balance of this year's Emmys, more than 20 categories, will be handed out at the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the show will air live coast-to-coast on ABC on Sunday, September 23 (4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. ET), from NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. The executive producer is Don Mischer.
Get the full list of 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners here.