- Published on Wednesday, September 19 2012
- Written by Sarah Osman
This past weekend, TV’s best and brightest onscreen talent and behind-the-scenes geniuses gathered to celebrate the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys. HBO swept the night with 17 awards, in particular for their fantasy hit “Game of Thrones”. CBS took home 13 awards and PBS took home 11. In addition to handing out awards to the various minds behind the technical aspects of shows, the ceremony also handed awards to guest actors.
Kathy Bates won the award for Outstanding Guest Comedy Actress as the ghost of Charlie Sheen's deceased character on “Two and a Half Men", while Jeremy Davies was stunned when he won the award for Outstanding Guest Actor for his work on FX’s “Justified”. Nickelodeon’s adorable cartoon, “Penguins of Madagascar”, won for Outstanding Animated Program, while Maurice LaMarche won his second Emmy for his voice-over work as multiple characters (and primarily Kif) on “Futurama”.
“The Daily Show” won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, as Rob Corddry, an alumni of “The Daily Show”, won along with the rest of the cast and crew of Cartoon Network’s “Children’s Hospital” for Special Class Programming (“special” may be putting it mildly). CBS’s “Undercover Boss” surprisingly took home the award for Outstanding Reality Program, as Discovery’s “Frozen Planet” won Outstanding Nonfiction Series.
The evening’s most emotional moment came when Dan Savage and his partner, Terry Miller, won Governor Awards for their creation of the "It Gets Better" project. The pair received a standing ovation from the crowd, and Savage teared up as he accepted his award. The two are considered heroes for their efforts to stop bullying and help LGBT teenagers who feel hopeless.
Other winners of note include Martha Plimpton for Outstanding Guest Drama Actress for her work on “The Good Wife”. The 64th Annual Primetime Emmys will air on Sunday at 7pm ET / 4pm PT on ABC. Presenters will include Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Jim Parsons, among many others. Good luck to all the nominees!
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff
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