2011 Creative Arts Emmy Winners: Paltrow, Timberlake and 'Boardwalk Empire' Dominate
2011 Creative Arts Emmy Winners: Paltrow, Timberlake and 'Boardwalk Empire' Dominate
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Saturday marked the 2011 Creative Arts Emmy Award ceremony, where technical awards were given out prior to the primetime ceremony on Sunday, September 18 on FOX.

The big winner was HBO's freshman drama Boardwalk Empire, which picked up seven awards. The record for most Emmy wins by a series in one year is nine by The West Wing for its first season, and with four more categories at the primetime ceremony, Boardwalk Empire could easily beat it.

For Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama, Loretta Devine won for Grey's Anatomy and Paul McCrane won for Harry's Law. That second one might seem strange, but it's not when you consider the fact that it's a show from David E. Kelley, and the man's shows have won this award nine times in the past with Boston Legal, The Practice and Picket Fences.

On the comedy side, Gwyneth Paltrow won for Glee while Justin Timberlake won for hosting Saturday Night Live. He also won the award in 2009. With another win for co-writing his SNL monologue song, Timberlake has now won an impressive four Emmy Awards.

For the fourth year in a row, Jeff Probst won the award for Outstanding Reality Host. He remains the only person to ever win it since the category was created.

So You Think You Can Dance
earned wins for Lighti9ng and in the Choreography category for Mia Michaels (her third win) and Tabitha and Napoleon, who won for their first ever nomination. Dancing with the Stars picked up a win for Hairstyling while American Idol won two awards.

After a long absence due to its cancellation, Futurama returned in a big way by winning the Animated Series category, beating The Simpsons and South Park. It previously won in 2002. And NBC's Community picked up its first Emmy for Individual Achievement in Animation for the character design of the Claymation Christmas episode.

Other big winners included the miniseries Mildred Pierce and The Kennedys, which each won three awards, as did Saturday Night Live. The History Channel documentary Gettysburg won four awards as did Deadliest Catch.

Here is a complete list of the winners at the 2011 Creative Arts Emmys.

Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Loretta Devine, Grey's Anatomy
Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Paul McCrane, Harry's Law

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series: Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee    
Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

Reality Host: Jeff Probst, Survivor
Reality Program: Deadliest Catch

Casting in a Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire
Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: Mildred Pierce
Casting For A Comedy Series: Glee

Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: The Walking Dead
Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic): The Kennedys
Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic): Boardwalk Empire
Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic): Saturday Night Live

Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special: Dancing with the Stars
Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie: The Kennedys
Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series: Mad Men

Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: Downton Abbey
Costumes For A Series: The Borgias
Costumes For A Variety/Music Program Or A Special: Gettysburg and Portlandia

Choreography: Mia Michaels and Tabitha an Napoleon D'Umo, So You Think You Can Dance

Music Direction: Harry Connick Jr., In Concert On Broadway
Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score): American Masters: John Muir in the New World
Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score): Mildred Pierce
Original Music And Lyrics: "Justin Timberlake's Monologue" from Saturday Night Live

Original Main Title Theme Music
: The Borgias
Main Title Design: Game of Thrones

Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series: Hot in Cleveland
Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie: Mildred Pierce
Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series: Boardwalk Empire
Art Direction For A Variety Series Or Special: 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire
Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (Single Or Multi-Camera): How I Met Your Mother
Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie: Cinema Verite
Picture Editing For A Special (Single Or Multi-Camera): Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour
Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming: Freedom Riders
Picture Editing For Reality Programming: Deadliest Catch
Picture Editing (Short-Form): 2010 ESPY Awards

Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series: Boardwalk Empire
Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series: Two and a Half Men
Cinematography For Reality Programming: Deadliest Catch
Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie: Downton Abbey

Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series: American Idol
Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: Don Pasquale
Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety, Music, Or Comedy Series: So You Think You Can Dance
Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety, Music, Or Comedy Special: Grammy Awards

Special Visual Effects For A Series: Boardwalk Empire
Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: Gettysburg

Stunt Coordination: Southland

Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour): House
Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour): Family Guy
Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or Special: American Idol
Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming: Deadliest Catch
Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie: The Kennedys
Sound Editing For A Series: Boardwalk Empire
Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera): Gettysburg
Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: The Pillars of the Earth

Writing For Nonfiction Programming: Freedom Riders
Directing For Nonfiction Programming: Gasland

Variety Special: The Kennedy Center Honors
Variety Special Directing: Sondheim! The Birthday Concert
Variety Special Writing: 64th Annual Tony Awards

Nonfiction Series: American Masters
Nonfiction Special: Gettysburg

Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Freedom Riders
Special Class: 64th Annual Tony Awards
Special Class (Short-Form): The Daily Show Correspondents Explain
Special Class (Short-Form Nonfiction): Jay Leno's Garage

Children's Program: A Child's Garden of Poetry
Children's Nonfiction Program: Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics

Animated Program: Futurama, "The Late Philip J. Fry"
Animated Program *Short-Form): Disney's Prep and Landing
Voiceover Performance: Maurice LeMarche, Futurama

Individual Achievement in Animation: Community, "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" (Drew Hodges, character animator); Phineas and Ferb, "Wizard of Odd" (Brian Woods, background design, and Jill Daniels, background painter); Firebreather (Peter Chung, character design, and Sung Chang, character animator); Young Justice, "Independence Day" (Philip Bourassa, character design); DRMartens.com, "Lilac Wines" (Vanessa Marzaroli, production design)


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