Oscar winners Christoph Waltz and Taika Waititi are among the nominees for Thursday’s fourth day of the five-day Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which will honor scripted programming.
Waltz, who won best supporting actor Oscars in 2010 and 2013 for his work in “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained,” is among the nominees for outstanding actor in a short form comedy or drama series for his portrayal of hunt organizer Miles Sellars in “Most Dangerous Game,” which streamed on Quibi.
Three other nominees are from Quibi series — Lawrence Fishburne, Stephen James and Corey Hawkins.
James starred in “#FreeRayshawn,” as Black Iraqi War veteran Rayshawn Morris, who is holed up in his apartment along with his family after an altercation with overzealous New Orleans Police Department officers who turns to social media and a sympathetic police lieutenant (Fishburne) to try to clear his name.
Hawkins starred in “Survive” as a survivor of a plane crash that left him and the other survivor (Sophie Turner) isolated on a remote snow-covered mountain.
The other nominee is Mamoudo Athie from FX’s “Oh Jerome, No (Cake).”
Waititi, who won the best adapted screenplay Oscar in February for “Jojo Rabbit” is nominated for character voice-over performance for supplying the voice of the bounty hunter droid IG-11 on Disney+’s “The Mandalorian.”
The other nominees include two performers from “The Simpsons,” Hank Azaria, a four-time winner in the category, and Nancy Cartwright.
The virtual ceremony will be streamed on Emmys.com at 5 p.m.
Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” won five of the 19 awards presented at Wednesday’s virtual ceremony, which honored various technical aspects of scripted programming.
The first-live action “Star Wars” series won for outstanding visual effects, cinematography for a single-camera series (half-hour), sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (half-hour), sound editing for a comedy or drama series (half-hour) and production design for a narrative program (half-hour).
“The Watchmen” was the other multiple winner. HBO’s superhero limited series received Emmys for outstanding cinematography for a limited series, fantasy/sci-fi costumes, single-camera picture editing for a limited series or movie and sound mixing for a limited series or movie.
What the Television Academy describes as Emmys for “an eclectic mix of awards across all genres” will be presented Saturday. The ceremony will be broadcast on FXX at 5 p.m.
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards began Monday with a ceremony honoring reality and nonfiction programming. Tuesday’s ceremony honored variety programming.
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.