‘Game of Thrones’ wins big at Creative Arts Emmys, Kathy Bates wins for ‘Two and a Half Men’ appearance

By Daniel S Levine,

HBO’s Game of Thrones was the big winner at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys, which featured the technical awards that will not be included during the Primetime Emmys later this month.

The New York Times notes that cable dramas dominated the night, with Game of Thrones taking home six awards and Boardwalk Empire won three. Showtime’s Homeland and PBS’ Downton Abbey won two.

Other multiple Emmy winners included Discovery’s Frozen Planet, PBS’ Great Expectations and NBC’s Saturday Night Live with four wins each.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Kathy Bates won outstanding guest actress in a comedy for her role on Two and a Half Men. The win comes just days after she tweeted that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and is recovering from a double mastectomy.

Jimmy Fallon won outstanding actor in a comedy for his appearance on SNL, while Jeremy Davies won outstanding guest actor in a drama for Justified. Martha Plimpton won outstanding guest actress in a drama for The Good Wife.

Undercover Boss won outstanding reality program, while Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World won for outstanding direction for a nonfiction program.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the It Gets Better Project with the Governors Award, recognizing the online video series’ support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth community.

The Creative Arts Emmys airs on the Reelz Channel on Sept. 22 at 8pm. The Primetime Emmys airs on ABC with Jimmy Kimmel hosting on Sept. 23.

image: CBS

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