By Peter White, Rosy Cordero, Lynette Rice, Armando Tinoco, Deadline
Carol Burnett’s 90 Years of Laughter and Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie were the big winners on night 2 of the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday, while Queer Eye — already sick with Emmys — took home yet another for Outstanding Structured Reality Show. So did RuPaul (for hosting Drag Race) and The Simpsons (Animated Series), naturally.
Burnett’s sentimental trip down memory lane won Variety Special (pre-recorded), while Still won for Outstanding Documentary and Director (Davis Guggenheim).
“This is very encouraging,” Burnett said from the stage, before telling everyone to drive home safely.
Barack Obama, who was sadly MA from the awards show in downtown L.A.’s Peacock Theater, picked up a trophy for narrating Working: What We Do All Day, while Welcome to Wrexham racked up wins for Unstructured Reality Show, Editing and Cinematography.
Keke Palmer won the Emmy for Outstanding game show host for NBC’s Password – the first time that the category has been part of the Primetime Emmys after moving from the Daytime awards. The 1619 Project won for best nonfiction series, a first for producer Onyx Collective.
John Mulaney won for writing the Netflix standup special Baby J, but he lost out to Burnett’s special. Tough competition.
And in an emotional moment, Derek Hough accepted the fourth Emmy of his career for choreographing Michael Buble’s “Higher” for Dancing with the Stars. He dedicated it to his wife Hayley, who underwent an emergency craniectomy last month.
“Exactly a month ago I was in the hospital — this is a different moment,” he said onstage. “A life-changing moment reminded me to really savor each every moment.”
While Saturday’s Creative Arts ceremony featured mostly the scripted awards that are not being doled out on Monday, January 15 during the Primetime Emmys telecast on Fox, Sunday was almost exclusively devoted to reality and nonfiction.
Here is the full list of winners lists from both nights of the Creative Arts Emmys:
Beef • The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech In Pain • Netflix • A Netflix Series / An A24 Production
Helen Huang, Costume Designer
Austin Wittick, Assistant Costume Designer
YJ Hwang, Assistant Costume Designer
Mark Anthony Summers, Costume Supervisor
Barry • HBO Max • HBO in association with Alec Berg and Hanarply
Wade Allen, Stunt Coordinator
The Last Of Us • Endure And Survive • HBO Max • HBO in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog
Timothy A. Good, ACE, Editor
Emily Mendez, Editor