The Netflix makeover series “Queer Eye” won its third consecutive Emmy for outstanding structured reality series Monday evening on the opening night of the five-night Creative Arts Emmy Awards which honored reality and nonfiction programming.
The other nominees were ABC’s “Shark Tank,” the winner from 2014-17; HGTV’s “A Very Brady Renovation”; PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow”; and the Netflix dating series “Love is Blind.”
A&E’s “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” won for outstanding hosted nonfiction series or special. It also won in 2017. The CNN travel and food show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” won in 2018 and 2019.
The category was called outstanding informational series or special from 2013 through 2019.
The other nominees were Netflix’s Jerry Seinfeld-hosted “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee”; Netflix’s “Ugly Delicious”; “Vice,” which airs on Showtime; and “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” which streams on Disney+.
Sir David Attenborough won for best narrator for the third consecutive year. The 94-year-old English broadcaster and natural historian was honored for his work on the “Antarctica” episode of “Seven Worlds, One Planet” documentary series, which airs on BBC America.
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was nominated for the History special “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution.”
The other nominees were Angela Bassett for the “The Happiest Place On Earth” episode of the Disney+ documentary series, “The Imagineering Story”; Chiwetel Ejiofor for “The Elephant Queen,” the documentary that streamed on Apple TV+ about a mother elephant that tries to protect her herd when it is forced to leave a waterhole; and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o for the “Destiny” episode of “Serengeti,” which followed the heartwarming stories of a cast of African wildlife.
The documentary “Apollo 11,” which aired on CNN, won three of the night’s 17 awards, receiving Emmys for sound mixing for a nonfiction or reality program, sound editing for a nonfiction or reality program and picture editing for a nonfiction program.
The other multiple winners were VH1’s competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and the Netflix docu-series “Cheer.”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” was honored for casting for a reality program and picture editing for a structured reality or competition program.
“Cheer” was the winner for outstanding directing for a reality program and picture editing for an unstructured reality program.
Many of the Creative Arts Emmys are in technical categories, such as picture editing and sound.
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards honor programming that initially aired between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. from June 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020.
Variety programming will be honored at Tuesday’s ceremony. Wednesday and Thursday’s ceremonies will be devoted to scripted programming. What the Television Academy describes as “an eclectic mix of awards across all genres” will be presented Saturday.
Tuesday through Thursday’s ceremonies will be streamed on Emmys.com at 5 p.m. Saturday’s ceremony will be broadcast on FXX at 5 p.m.
Awards in the top 23 categories in comedy, drama, competition, limited and variety talk series and the Governors Award will be presented at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday.
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