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Rick and Morty, Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, and more represent genre at first night of Creative Emmys

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Sep 9, 2018

The first round of Creative Emmys were awarded last night at Los Angeles's Microsoft Theater, and genre fare was well represented.

While not as well known as the mainstream Emmy ceremony, the Creative Emmys "honor outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories."

One of the big winners was Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, whose beloved "Pickle Rick" episode flushed down the award for Outstanding Animated Program. Another Adult Swim program, Robot Chicken, took home Outstanding Short Form Animated Program.

More animated programs like The Simpsons ("Springfield Splendor"), Adventure Time ("Ketchup"), and Hey Arnold! (The Jungle Movie) were a part of the juried Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.

As for live-action series, winners included TNT's The Alienist (Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role), Netflix's Stranger Things (Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series), and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale (Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series).

Game of Thrones did particularly well, with multiple wins in categories like Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score); Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie; Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes; Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More); Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); Outstanding Special Visual Effects; and Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special.

The high fantasy series wasn't the only HBO offering to take home more than one prize. Westworld rides high with victories for: Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within a Scripted Program,Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), and Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series.

Black Mirror's "USS Callister" episode from Season 4 is still remaining relevant with two wins: Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie, and Outstanding Television Movie.

For the full list of winners, click here. The second round of the Creative Emmys will be awarded tonight, while the regular Emmys will be held on Sep. 17 in the Microsoft Theater and broadcast live by NBC.


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