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Westworld, Melissa McCarthy’s “Spicey,” and More Winners From Night 2 of the Creative Arts Emmys

Last night was the second night of the Creative Arts Emmys, the class of the Emmy Awards that recognizes technical achievements, such as production design, cinematography, and makeup, as well as other achievements in comedy, “variety,” special events, and documentaries.

Saturday Night Live took home two awards last night: Dave Chappelle won Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his hosting stint, and Melissa McCarthy won Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for hers. McCarthy’s “Spicey” impression of former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was a viral sensation, so I’m not surprised the Emmys decided to honor her.

The Handmaid’s Tale won awards for Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour) and Outstanding Production Design, while Alexis Bledel took home Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for her role as Ofglen.

Meawhile, Westworld and Stranger Things both took home five Emmys for their technical achievements, with Stranger Things winning for its casting, sound editing, main title music and design, and single-camera picture editing, and Westworld being honored for its sound mixing, visual effects, makeup, hairstyling, and outstanding creative achievement in interactive media.

Lastly and most heartwarmingly/heartbreakingly, Samsung/Oculus Felix & Paul Studios won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for The People’s House – Inside The White House With Barack and Michelle Obama. Unfortunately, I don’t think this means that the Obamas themselves will get Emmys, but it made me smile anyways. (The Apprentice has never won an Emmy.)

I’ve included some highlights below, but you can head to Deadline for the full list of the winners, or check out the winners from Night 1.

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Veep

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Stranger Things

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie
Marvel’s Luke Cage

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred (Pilot)”

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Dave Chappelle as host on Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy as host on Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program
Westworld

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Westworld, “The Bicameral Mind”

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Alexis Bledel as Ofglen in The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Stranger Things

Outstanding Original Interactive Program
The People’s House – Inside The White House, with Barack and Michelle Obama

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred (Pilot)”
(We shared a great video analysis of this episode’s cinematography and direction earlier this month, so I was glad to see it rewarded.)

That’s all for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. We’ll see which shows take home the bigger-ticket Primetime Emmy Awards next weekend.

(Via Deadline; image via screengrab)

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