The Prime Time Emmy awards ceremony will not take place until September 17, but that did not stop the creative brains behind our favorite TV shows from getting big triumphs before time.
The Creative Arts Emmys were held over the course of two nights this weekend, and Game of Thrones and Saturday Night Live went home with seven prizes each.
The epic HBO series took the throne thanks to several technical awards, but some of the victories made by SNL had more weight. Tiffany Haddish won an award for the guest actress in a comedy series for hosting one of the most memorable episodes last season.
Emmy voters also expressed their admiration for the late Anthony Bourdain by handing him five brilliant statuettes to his CNN show Unknown Parties . TV Special Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert also won five awards, including Special Variety Special (Live).
African-American actors made history at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for the overwhelming guest star. categories. Tiffany Haddish was not the only one who left with a prize on her hands at the end of the night. Katt Williams ( Atlanta ), Ron Cephas Jones ( This Is Us ) and Samira Wiley ( The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale ) also came out victorious.
HBO and Netflix went head-to-head at this year's ceremony, but the premium cable network took the lead with a total of 17 wins. Netflix only had one less, but managed to beat its competitors in most of the major categories, including the Outstanding Structured Reality Program ( Queer Eye ), Outstanding Television Movie ( Black Mirror: USS Callister ) and Special Highlights ( Dave Chappelle: Equanimity ).