Creative Arts Emmys Recognize 'Stranger Things,' 'Veep,' Bledel, McCarthy

James Corden at 2017 Creative Arts Emmys

It was announced at tonight's CREATIVE EMMY AWARDS that NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was the victor of Best Variety/Nonfiction Special Production Design (Derek McLane), Best Multi-Camera Hairstying and Best Movie/Limited Series Technical Direction.

At the awards ceremony, Bell thanked "media and TV and movies" for showing that it takes "diversity and inclusion to make America a better place". The 2017 Creative Emmy Awards will air on FXX as a special on September 16. Saturday night and Sunday night are all about the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.This separate ceremony held over two nights and as the precursor to the Primetime Emmys, was taped over the weekend and will be broadcast in one edited special airing next Saturday evening on FXX. This year, Stranger Things and Westworld each won five Creative Arts Emmys, which may signal an overall fondness for both shows among voters that could translate into further victories down the line at the Primetime Emmys, where both shows are nominated in the Best Drama category. The Ron Howard documentary about the band's touring years won two Emmys (sound mixing and sound editing). Also taking home 2 awards was Netflix's "The Crown".

Following HBO closely is Netflix, which got a total of 16 awards - 10 more than past year - for shows including The Crown, House Of Cards, Master Of None and Stranger Things.

Tom O'Neil, author of "The Emmys" reference book and editor of Gold Derby, an awards handicapping website, predicts "Stranger Things" will take the prize, but in the same breath he acknowledges that show is too young-skewing and too "genre" to be an Emmy slam-dunk.

Along with casting, Stranger Things also took home awards for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Main Title Design, and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.

Four of the seven nominated drama series are new on the scene, and consequently, at least half of the nominees in the Best Drama Actress, Actor and Supporting Actor categories come from new shows.

Best guest actress went to Melissa McCarthy for her hosting duties on SNL, and Dave Chappelle won best guest actor for his hosting turn on NBC's late night show.

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