The two-day Creative Arts Emmy Awards begin Saturday at the Microsoft Theater with Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Poehler, James Cordon and Seth MacFarlane among the nominees.
Categories primarily related to reality, variety, animation and documentary programming will be presented Saturday.
Sunday’s awards include those for scripted programming, mainly in obscure technical categories, such as picture editing, costuming, hairstyling, makeup and sound, but also for guest acting.
DeGeneres (“Ellen’s Game Of Games”), Poehler (“Making It”) and Cordon (“The World’s Best”) are among the nominees for host of a reality or competition program, along with the winner the past three years, RuPaul (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) and Marie Kondo (“Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”).
DeGeneres was also nominated last year. Pehler was nominated with her co-host, Nick Offerman. They are considered one nominee.
Cordon, Kondo, Poehler and Offerman are first-time nominees in the category.
MacFarlane is nominated for outstanding character voice-over performance for his work on the Fox animated comedy “Family Guy.” He won in the category in 2016 and 2017. He also received an Emmy in 2000 for outstanding voice-over performance, a juried award where there would be multiple or no recipients in one year.
The category received its current title in 2014 when the Emmy for outstanding narrator was created. Previously, actors supplying voices for animated programming competed with narrators of live-action shows.
MacFarlane has 10 nominations for his voice-over work, nine for “Family Guy” and one for “American Dad.”
There are two other previous winners in the category among the nominees — Alex Borstein, who won last year for her work on “Family Guy,” and Hank Azaria, who has won four Emmys for providing voices on the Fox animated comedy “The Simpsons.”
Sir David Attenborough is seeking his second consecutive Emmy for best narrator. The field also includes Liv Schreiber, who has been nominated in the category four times, and Anthony Mendez, a three-time nominee. Neither has won. Schreiber also has four acting nominations, but never won.
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards honor programming that initially aired between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. from June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019.
Awards in the top 27 categories in comedy, drama, competition, limited and variety sketch and talk series will be presented at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22.