Creative Arts Emmys Given to Genre Faves
With the Emmy Awards four days away, much so being made of the main event although many awards have already been given out.
The 2008 Creative Arts Emmys were presented and among the winners of note include:
Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More went to the “Imaginationland” special episode of South Park while the less-than-one-hour category went to The Simpsons’ “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind”.
The guest acting awards were presented to Cynthia Nixon as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series went to Kathryn Joosten for ABC’s Desperate Housewives. Joosten, one of our favorite character actors, notched her second win as Karen McCluskey. Accepting her statuette, Joosten declared, “This solves a problem. I have two sons, and now they don’t need to fight over which one gets this when I die.”
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series went to Glynn Turman for HBO’s In Treatment; and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series went to Tim Conway for NBC’s 30 Rock.
The awards for Interactive Media were presented by Evan and Gregg Spiridelis of the online media company JibJab Inc. The award for fiction went to nbc.com’s Heroes Digital Experience. The nonfiction award went to Disney Channel Games Digital Media Event from the ABC Television Group, Creative Asylum and Walt Disney Internet Group.
The award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics went to the team from Jimmy Kimmel Live for the song “I’m F—ing Matt Damon,” which was performed on the ABC late-night talk show by its co-writer-composer, actress-comedienne Sarah Silverman, and actor Matt Damon.
Accepting the award, Silverman thanked her collaborators — writer-composers Tony Barbieri, Wayne McClammy, Sal Iacono and Dan Warner — and added, “This makes a year of [hearing] ‘I’m f—ing Matt Damon, too!’ totally worth it.” She went on to thank many others, including Damon himself, about whom, she cracked, “Let’s be honest, Matt Damon had very little to do with this being popular.” Earlier in the evening, the song was also honored for Outstanding Picture Editing of Clip Packages for Talk, Performance, Award or Reality Competition Programs.
Other awards going to some of our favorite shows:
Outstanding Sound Editing For a Series went to Smallville’s “Bizarro” episode.
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (one-hour) went to Lost’s “Meet Kevin Johnson”.
Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-action Entertainment Programs went to Battlestar Galactica – Razor Featurette #4.
Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series went to Battlestar Galactica’s “He That Believeth In Me”.
Outstanding Stunt Coordination went to Merritt Yohnka, Stunt Coordinator for Chuck’s “Chuck Versus The Undercover Lover”.
The Creative Emmys will be shown September 20 on E!