I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that most of America doesn't care about the Creative Arts Emmys. The ceremony, which will be held tomorrow night in Los Angeles, bestows awards for things like art direction, hairstyling, makeup and sound editing, among other categories. All of these things are essential for bringing a quality television program to the screen, but the awards don't attract huge stars, so they're relegated to airing on the E! network before being condensed into a five minute snippet on the Emmy telecast. It's sad, but that's the way it's been done for years.
is up for six awards at tomorrow night's ceremony, which gives the series a chance to rack up a handful of Emmys a week before the big show.
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Perhaps the most interesting category Lost
is nominated in is Outstanding Special Class for a Short-format Live-action Program. That category honors featurettes or minisodes created for certain shows. Lost
's "Missing Pieces" mobisodes are nominated against material created for 30 Rock
, Battlestar Galactica
, Friday Night Lights
and The Sarah Silverman Program
will also compete for an Outstanding Cinematography Award. "The Constant" is nominated against episodes of Battlestar Galactica
, Breaking Bad
, Mad Men
and Rescue Me
. Series composer Michael Giacchino is nominated for Original Music Composition for "The Constant," and will be up against the composers of Family Guy
, Little People, Big World
, Pushing Daisies
and The Simpsons
In the less thrilling categories, parts two and three of "There's No Place Like Home" are nominated for Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing, "The Shape of Things to Come" is up for Outstanding Sound Editing, and "Meet Kevin Johnson" has a shot at Outstanding Sound Mixing.
There are some other big awards handed out at the Creative Arts Emmys that Lost
isn't involved in. There are two Outstanding Animated Program awards, which finds shows like Family Guy
, The Simpsons
, South Park
and Robot Chicken
competing against one another. There's also Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress for both comedy and drama series. Those categories contain such big stars as Robin Williams, Cynthia Nixon, Steve Buscemi and Will Arnett.
The Creative Arts Emmys will be hosted by Sarah Chalke
) and Neil Patrick Harris
(How I Met Your Mother
) tomorrow night in Los Angeles, and will then air on E! on Saturday, September 20. The regular Emmy telecast airs September 21 on ABC.
- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Image courtesy of ABC)