“The Queen’s Gambit” won seven awards Saturday evening as the three-part 2021 Creative Arts Emmys began at L.A. Live with a ceremony devoted to such technical categories as cinematography, costuming, hairstyling and makeup.
The seven-episode Netflix miniseries starring Anya Taylor-Joy as a female chess prodigy won for outstanding period and/or character makeup (non-prosthetic); outstanding production design for a narrative period or fantasy program (one hour or more); outstanding cinematography for a limited or anthology series or movie; outstanding period costumes; outstanding single-camera picture editing for a limited or anthology series or movie; outstanding sound mixing for a limited or anthology series or movie and outstanding sound editing for a limited or anthology series or movie.
“The Mandalorian” had 12 nominations among Saturday’s 36 categories and won three Emmys — outstanding prosthetic makeup, outstanding cinematography for a single-camera series (half-hour) and outstanding sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (one hour).
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series had four of the seven nominations for outstanding single-camera picture editing for a drama series, a category won by “The Crown,” which had two nominations.
“Pose” and “Saturday Night Live” also won three Emmys.
“Pose,” the FX drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture, won for outstanding contemporary hairstyling, outstanding contemporary makeup (non-prosthetic) and outstanding contemporary costumes.
“Saturday Night Live” won for outstanding contemporary hairstyling for a variety, nonfiction or reality program, outstanding contemporary makeup for a variety, nonfiction or reality program (non-prosthetic) and outstanding production design for a variety, reality or competition series.
Although “Saturday Night Live” does not air in prime time in the Eastern time zone, it is eligible for the Creative Arts Emmys and Primetime Emmys, which cover programs that initially aired between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. from June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021.
“The Crown,” “Ted Lasso” and “WandaVision” each won two awards.
The Oscars won for outstanding production design for a variety special, beating out two other awards shows, the Grammys and Golden Globe Awards, along with “Friends: The Reunion” and “Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020.”
Two other Creative Arts Emmy ceremonies will be held Sunday, also at L.A. Live. The first will honor reality and nonfiction programming while scripted and variety programming will be honored at the second.
Awards in the top 27 categories in comedy, drama, competition, limited and anthology, variety talk and sketch series and the Governors Award will be presented at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 19.
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