‘Creative’ Emmy awards Timberlake and Paltrow
Monday 12 September 2011
The best actors and best dramas on television will be among the television shows honored at the coveted Emmy Awards, telecast on September 18, but in the meantime pre-show recognitions goes to a series of categories from technical to guest appearances.
Gwyneth Paltrow ( Contagion) won for her guest starring - and singing - role in three Glee episodes. Also, singer Justin Timberlake ( The Social Network) took a pair of prizes for his guest stint on the long-running sketch comedy series, Saturday Night Live, including original music.
HBO's period series Boardwalk Empire starring Steve Buscemi ( The Sopranos), collected the most wins with seven trophies, including best casting and art direction. The drama about a politician/gangster in Atlantic City, produced by Martin Scorsese, is a favorite to win the Primetime Emmys, too.
HBO earned a total 15 awards, including awards for Mildred Pierce, the remake of the Joan Crawford classic, starring Kate Winslet, which took the prize for best miniseries/movie.
Ridley and Tony Scott's Gettysburg on the History channel also took trophies. The British television period drama, Downton Abbey series, took the prize. Also, Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch won outstanding reality program and on PBS,
The animated series Futurama created by Matt Groening ( The Simpsons) seen on Comedy Central, won for outstanding animated program.
The Creative Arts Emmys covers the majority of awards, with 75 of the 104 nominations, to be telecast on cable channel Reelz, Saturday night. Similar to the Daytime Emmys, the behind-the-scenes awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for costumes, special effects and other roles, will be handed out in a separate ceremony this weekend on cable channel Reelz.
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will find favorites Glee, The Office, and Mad Men in competition. It will be hosted by Jane Lynch ( Glee), and telecast live from downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live on FOX-TV at 8 pm ET.
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