Television Academy Reveals Creative Arts Emmys Plans, Via a Five-Night Event

The Television Academy has finally revealed its plans for the Creative Arts Emmys. Normally a two-night event the weekend before the Primetime Emmy ceremony, this year the awards will be handed out virtually over four days, and live on FXX on a fifth day.

The virtual 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which focus on artisans’ creative and technical achievements in television, will stream on Emmys.com beginning Monday, Sept. 14 through Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. PT. The fifth night will be a live broadcast ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FXX. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions.

That leads to the previously scheduled 72nd Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.

The Creative Arts Emmys were originally scheduled for Sept. 12 and Sept. 13, until the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to in-person events.

Kimmel, Guy Carrington, Reginald Hudlin, David Jammy and Ian Stewart are executive producers of this year’s telecast on ABC.

Awards presented at the 72nd Emmy telecast include outstanding comedy, drama, limited series and variety talk series, along with outstanding acting, directing and writing awards in comedy, drama and limited series/movie categories.

Awards categories presented at the Creative Arts ceremonies will include:
Monday, September 14: Reality and Nonfiction
Tuesday, September 15: Variety
Wednesday, September 16: Scripted Night One
Thursday, September 17: Scripted Night Two
Saturday, September 19 (FXX): An eclectic mix of awards across all genres

Here are how the categories will be awarded:

CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS CATEGORIES – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING HOSTED NONFICTION SERIES OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM NONFICTION OR REALITY SERIES
OUTSTANDING STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A DOCUMENTARY SERIES OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
OUTSTANDING NARRATOR
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A STRUCTURED REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR AN UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM

CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS CATEGORIES – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM VARIETY SERIES
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (LIVE)
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY HAIRSTYLING FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION, OR REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY MAKEUP FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM (NONPROSTHETIC)
OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION, OR REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS CATEGORIES – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (HALF-HOUR)
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY HAIRSTYLING
OUTSTANDING FANTASY/SCI-FI COSTUMES
OUTSTANDING MULTI-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING PERIOD COSTUMES
OUTSTANDING PERIOD MAKEUP AND/OR CHARACTER MAKEUP (NON-PROSTHETIC)
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PROGRAM (HALF-HOUR)
OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS CATEGORIES – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

OUTSTANDING DERIVATIVE INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION
OUTSTANDING INNOVATION IN INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING MOTION DESIGN
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A COMEDY OR VARIETY PROGRAM

CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS CATEGORIES – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES
EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE
OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (PRE-RECORDED)
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES MOVIE OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR VARIETY OR REALITY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY COSTUMES
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY MAKEUP (NON-PROSTHETIC)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE EXTENSION OF A LINEAR PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES
OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
OUTSTANDING PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIRSTYLING
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD OR FANTASY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)
OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

72nd EMMY AWARDS TELECAST – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
GOVERNORS AWARD

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