The virtual Emmys were bound to have some technical hiccups. On the final night of the Creative Arts Emmys , Jason Bateman's name was incorrectly announced as the winner for guest actor in a drama, when Ron Cephas Jones actually won
This year’s fifth and final night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies aired Saturday night “virtually live” on FXX, and viewers discovered that first hand, when a snafu ha…
Invision for The Television AcademyThis year’s fifth and final night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies aired Saturday night “virtually live” on FXX, and viewers discovered that first hand, when a snafu happened late in the broadcast during the award for guest actor in a drama.
When the winner was revealed, the screen read Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) — but the voice over announced Jason Bateman, from “The Outsider.” Producers quickly realized their mistake, and pulled the visual down, going to commercial. When the show returned, an on-screen note offered an apology:
apologyFXXIt turns out Cephas Jones was indeed the winner, although if he had sent in an acceptance speech, it wasn’t played.And so goes Emmy 2020, a most unusual year that has led to a most unusual setup for this year’s Emmy Awards. This could perhaps be a foreshadowing of Sunday night’s main Emmy Awards, as producers have promised to expect the unexpected — including a few gaffes along the way. Live TV!
The FXX telecast was the finale of the 100 Creative Arts awards passed out over five days this year. (Normally, the Creative ArtsEmmysare presented over two nights the weekend before the primetime ceremony.) Like the four shows streamed earlier this week, segments for the show were pre-taped, but the show was produced in real time, as reps from Ernst & Young revealed winners to the show’s control room over the next two hours — hence, perhaps the accidental button pushing.
Among the night’s other winners: “RuPaul’s Drag Race’s” RuPaul Charles broke the record for most consecutive hosting wins, landing his fifth consecutive Emmy for reality or competition program host. Eddie Murphy, meanwhile, won his first-ever Emmy, for hosting “Saturday Night Live” — which landed him this year’s award for guest actor in a comedy.
Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty” scored its second Emmy for animation program, having also won in 2018. National Geographic’s “The Cave,” from filmmaker Feras Fayyad, won exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking. Maya Rudolph earned her second-ever Emmy, just days after winning her first, this time for guest actress in a comedy, as Kamala Harris on “Saturday Night Live.”
Other wins included Netflix’s “Cheer,” which landed the unstructured reality prize — just days after one of the docuseries’ central figures, Jerry Harris, was arrested on a child pornography charge.This year’s Creative Arts Emmys had already made a bit of history earlier in the week, as new outlets including Disney Plus and Quibi received their first Emmys, while stars Rudolph (“Big Mouth”) and Trent Reznor (“Watchmen”) also landed their first. On Saturday night, Epix landed its first-ever Emmy as well.
Nicole Byer hosted all five nights of the Creative Arts Emmys, which were produced by Bob Bain Prods. All nominees were asked to send in acceptance speeches, with only the winners’ thank yous being played. According to TV Academy president Maury McIntyre, about 96% of nominees participated. For talent, it was a bit of a surreal experience.
“The reaction is very different when you have to pre-record if you win,” said Leah Remini, who won the Emmy earlier this week for outstanding hosted nonfiction series or special. “It is a different experience not having an authentic moment like you do when you find out you receive the honor.”
Heading into Saturday’s show, Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian” was in the lead with five awards, tied with HBO’s “Watchmen,” a critical favorite that’s expected to win the outstanding limited series Emmy on Sunday. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” may be on its way to a third competition series Emmy, with four Emmys already this year. Perennial winners “Saturday Night Live” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” were also off to a good start, with three Emmys each, tied with CNN’s “Apollo 11.” Here are Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmy categories:
Outstanding Animated Program*WINNER* Rick And Morty (Adult Swim)“The Vat Of Acid Episode”Big Mouth (Netflix)“Disclosure The Movie: The Musical!”Bob’s Burgers (Fox)“Pig Trouble In Little Tina”BoJack Horseman (Netflix)“The View From Halfway Down”The Simpsons (Fox)
Outstanding Casting for Limited Series, Movie or Special*WINNER* Watchmen (HBO)HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Television & DC ComicsVictoria Thomas, CSA, Casting byMeagan Lewis, CSA, Location Casting
Mrs. America (FX Networks)Carmen Cuba, CSA, Casting byRobin Cook, Location CastingHulu Originals in association with BBC Read more: Variety »
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That’s awesome!!!! Congratulations Mr. Jones I hope you’re also nominated for an Emmy for your performance in Truth be Told on Apple TV, you were great!! adedapoX this the actor that played Randall's biological father, right? I have no idea who either of you are Black excellence Amazing 👏🏼 👏🏾🥳👏🏾🥳👏🏾🥳👏🏾
I just want to tell everyone that Jesus loves you and he wants you to call out to him! Why don't you surrender your life to him and allow him to take control of your life. He is the only way! Wow, what an honor!!!! Congrats!!! Ron Cephas is one of my favs and he is a great talent. Eli5Cullen best family methinks big up the cephas-joneses
What a touching record to hold! Congrats to them both. Here's my preview of who will win big tonight. ManicMezzo 🥺🥺🥺 YES He has a Daughter too now. William what else are u hiding from us! Randall is going to have another pani attack. Token awards Fantastic! Her slow clap in Wine Country is the funniest moment in a comedy movie ever
Well deserved! It seems crazy it took this long for such a talented performer to be so honored, but two wins help make up for it. Congratulations MayaRudolph Totally deserved !!! She should have a truckload already, but it’s a start. I did a thread about Iconic Furniture on this year best show nominees!
🙌👏👏👍⚡💯 good for her so proud of her congrats Great start! Keep on going! MayaRudolph You rock Maya. Congratulations! Queennnnnnnn Yay. She is fabulous! Good work Ms. Rudolph ! Congratulations very talented At least he didn't go up on stage and have to give the award back. That would really suck. 😂😂😂
getfiscal Lmao tomorrow is gonna go swell .Gstylez9 Is there anything MJ doesn't win?! GOAT AirJordan TheLastDance JenLada 👏🔥👏 Lol Jason Bateman should've win, easy Nooooooooooooo RobOwenTV The only mistake is that Bateman didn't win. moonlight and la la land in a nutshell It should have for best documentary ever.
Great meme moment Really enjoyed how they told the story and think this is very well deserved!!! Was Steve Harvey in charge? Good was amazing I'm confused. I thought the Emmys were tomorrow night? It’s really good. Congratulations! So goooooooood Well deserved! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Why? She was only in 2 episodes Lebron probably gotta try to win one too 😂
She was marvelous in that role. She could win the Oscar for Rainy Day in New York 👏👏👏👏 It was excellent. Cool. I think I’ll watch it again.
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