'Mad Men,' 'John Adams' and Sarah Silverman Win Big at Creative Arts Emmys
'Mad Men,' 'John Adams' and Sarah Silverman Win Big at Creative Arts Emmys
The Creative Arts Emmys were held last night in Los Angeles, and big names took home a number of statues.  The Creative Arts Emmys celebrates the more minor categories, the ones who weren't big enough to make the big show, if you will.  The Creative Arts Emmys will air Saturday, September 20 on E!, a day before the Primetime Emmys air live on ABC.  Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) hosted the event, which included such winners as Cynthia Nixon (Law & Order: SVU), Tim Conway (30 Rock), and funny women Sarah Silverman and Kathy Griffin

HBO's acclaimed mini-series John Adams took home the most awards with eight, followed by AMC's Mad Men, which brought in four statues. 

Notable winners included:

“I'm Effing Matt Damon” by Sarah Silverman for Jimmy Kimmel Live won in the Original Music and Lyrics category.  Of course, Silverman and Kimmel have recently broken up, but it doesn't make the music video any less funny.

The Simpsons
won its tenth Emmy in the Best Animated Series category.  This award should have gone to South Park (which won an Emmy last night for its three-part Imaginationland episode). 

Battlestar Galactica won the Emmy for Special Visual Effects.

Mad Men
won the award for Best Title Design, which is about the most deserving Emmy winner I can imagine. The Mad Men title sequence might be the best one ever.  Period. 

Cynthia Nixon won Best Guest Actress in a Drama for her work on Law and Order: SVU.  Glynn Turman won Guest Actor in a Drama for his role on In Treatment

Tim Conway won Actor in a Comedy Series for his small role on 30 Rock.  Kathryn Joosten won Guest Actress in a Comedy for the second time for her work on Desperate Housewives

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List won Best Reality Program for the second year in a row.  Best Reality Program should not be confused with Best Reality-Competition Program. 

And, in my favorite Creative Arts Emmy Winner of the year, the short-lived CBS reality show Pirate Master won the award for Best Original Title Theme Music.  Pirate Master, if you forgot, was just about the worst TV series ever.

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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