Amy Poehler, Jessica Jones Grab First Emmy Awards
Other winners included Mr. Robot and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
There were several first-time winners on the first night of the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, which began Saturday night but will continue with the second half of awards tonight. In case you aren’t familiar, the Creative Arts portion of the Emmy Awards is a portion of the Emmys which airs prior to the main ceremony–and mostly recognizes technical achievements such as cinematography, music and visual effects, although several acting awards are also given out for categories like guest appearances and voice-over narration.
Among the winners who walked away with an Emmy for the first time was the long overdue Amy Poehler! While Poehler was technically a joint winner with her long-time friend and collaborator Tina Fey, the two were awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for their dual-hosting of Saturday Night Live‘s Christmas episode. This was Fey’s ninth Emmy to date, but Poehler’s first Emmy win. Although Poehler and Fey weren’t in attendance, the award was accepted on their behalf by Bob Newhart.
After a surprising snub in the Primetime Emmy categories this year, Jessica Jones won its first Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was awarded its first Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series. While Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is still up for another category tonight, Jessica Jones lost its other nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design to Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle. Perhaps true to form, the Jessica Jones Twitter account acknowledged its solo win shortly after the first night of awards had concluded:
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) September 11, 2016
There’s yet another night of awards to be given out, but you can check out the complete list of night one’s winners–which includes Game of Thrones and The People V. O.J. Simpson, here.
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