Overview of 71st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for 2019

The 71st annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony for 2019 was held over two nights on September 14- 15, 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, United States. They were presented in technical and acting categories. They were given away before 71st Emmy Awards (Primetime Emmy Awards) scheduled to be held on September 22, 2019.71st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for 2019

Key Points:

  • Home Box Office’s (HBO) Game of Thrones received 10 awards at Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2019.
  • HBO’s “Chernobyl” won 7 awards and Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won 6 awards.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) won 2 Emmy Awards for interactive programming focused on the SpaceX Demonstration Mission-1 and its Mars InSight mission.
  • Norman Lear became the oldest Emmy Winner at the age of 97 for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) in ‘Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons special’. He surpassed the record held by Sir David Attenborough (aged 93).
  • The late TV personality and chef Anthony Bourdain, who passed away in June 2018, won 2 posthumous Emmys for his series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 has secured 32 nominations at 71st Emmy Awards, creating a record for the most number of Emmy nominations received in a single year surpassing the record held by Drama series ‘NYPD Blue’ with 27 nominations in 1994.
  •  American television host James Corden, who anchors the late-night talk show ‘The Late Late Show,’ became the most-nominated person (6 categories) in the 71st Emmy Awards.

List of Winners:

CategoryAwardee
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama SeriesCherry Jones for The Handmaid’s Tale, “Holly”
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or SpecialStar Trek: Discovery, “If Memory Serves”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And AnimationBarry, “ronny/lily”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or MovieChernobyl, “1:23:45”
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More)The Handmaid’s Tale, “Holly”
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy SeriesLuke Kirby as Lenny Bruce on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Episode: “All Alone”)
Outstanding Choreography For Scripted Programming (Juried)Kathryn Burns for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – “Routines: Don’t Be a Lawyer, Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal”
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)Chernobyl
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)Russian Doll, “Nothing In This World Is Easy”
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)Game Of Thrones, “The Long Night”
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And AnimationBarry, “ronny/lily”
Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting RoleChernobyl, “1:23:45”
Outstanding Special Visual EffectsGame Of Thrones, “The Bells”
Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi CostumesGame Of Thrones, “The Bells”
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama SeriesBradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence on The Handmaid’s Tale, “Postpartum”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera SeriesThe Ranch, “Reckless”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone”
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Seriesane Lynch as Sophie Lennon on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Vote For Kennedy, Vote For Kennedy”
Outstanding Main Title DesignGame Of Thrones
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme MusicNicholas Britell for Succession
Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy or Drama SeriesChris O’Dowd as Tom on State Of The Union
Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted ProgramBandersnatch (Black Mirror)
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)Ramin Djawadi for Game Of Thrones, “The Long Night”
Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)Hildur Guðnadóttir for Chernobyl, “Please Remain Calm”
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy SeriesFleabag
Outstanding Casting for a Drama SeriesGame Of Thrones
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)Game Of Thrones, “The Long Night”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or MovieChernobyl, “Please Remain Calm”
Outstanding Structured Reality ProgramQueer Eye
Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction ProgramFree Solo
Outstanding NarratorSir David Attenborough for Our Planet, “One Planet”
Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Underscore)Brandon Roberts and Marco Beltrami for Free Solo
Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within An Unscripted ProgramFree Solo, 360
Outstanding Writing for a Variety SpecialHannah Gadsby: Nanette
Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction ProgramAnthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, “Kenya”
Outstanding Motion Design (juried)Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Outstanding Informational Series or SpecialAnthony Bourdain for Parts Unknown
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction SpecialLeaving Neverland
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction SeriesOur Planet
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction ProgramFree Solo
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)Free Solo

About Emmy Awards:
♦ First awarded: January 25, 1949
♦ Presented by: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS)/ National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)/ International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS)