The Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes and Tonys could receive Emmys Tuesday on the second day of the five-day Creative Arts Emmys.
The 2020 Oscars and Golden Globe Awards and 2019 Tonys are among the nominees for outstanding live variety special, along with the Super Bowl LIV halftime show, which featured Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, and ABC’s re-creation of two Norman Lear comedies from the 1970s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: `All in the Family’ and `Good Times.”’
Three award shows are nominees for outstanding production design for a variety special — 2020’s Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes. The other nominees are “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: `All in the Family’ and `Good Times”’ and ABC’s “The Little Mermaid Live!”
The Oscars are also nominated for outstanding contemporary hairstyling for a variety, nonfiction or reality program, contemporary makeup for a variety, nonfiction or reality program (non-prosthetic), music direction, sound mixing for a variety series or special and technical direction, camerawork, video control for a special.
The Grammys were also nominated for outstanding sound mixing for a variety series or special while the 2019 American Music Awards were nominated for outstanding technical direction, camerawork, video control for a special.
Tuesday’s virtual ceremony will honor variety programming, including announcing the winner for outstanding variety sketch series. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” the winner the past three seasons, is again among the nominees, along with Comedy Central’s “Drunk History.”
HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” received a nomination in its first season.
The Creative Arts Emmys began Monday with a virtual ceremony honoring reality and nonfiction programming.
The Netflix makeover series “Queer Eye” won its third consecutive Emmy for outstanding structured reality series. 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 outstanding 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.
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.
The ceremonies Tuesday evening through Thursday 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.