While we have to wait just over a week in order to find out just who some of the winners for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards are going to be, Hollywood got off to a fine start Saturday night at the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles. Most of these trophies are for technical categories, though there were a few trophies handed out throughout for guest acting, casting, and other miscellaneous contributions. (This list will be updated here later.)
When it comes to the big winners, it was pretty clear that “Game of Thrones” had reason to celebrate. Not only did the HBO drama score an award for costuming and special effects, it also did for makeup of a single-camera series. Meanwhile, the award for prosthetic makeup went to “The Walking Dead.”
“Homeland” easily scored the biggest array of wins across separate categories; not only did Jeremy Davies win for Guest Actor in a Drama Series, but the series also scores awards for picture editing as well as casting. “Homeland” ad “Game of Thrones” are both nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, though the former show has a much greater chance at winning against the likes of “Downton Abbey,” “Breaking Bad,” and the reigning champ for many years running in “Mad Men.”
For us, the biggest surprise of the night came when Kathy Bates won an award for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for “Two and a Half Men,” a silly part in which she played the ghost of Charlie Harper. In what world does this, silly as it was, overtake Dot-Marie Jones’ work on “Glee”? This award is never particularly fair, though; last year, Gwyneth Paltrow won the same award against Jones despite not having that much to do outside of kiss Matthew Morrison and insult Lindsay Lohan in Spanish.
Update: Overall, HBO led the way here with 17 trophies on the night, while CBS was in second place with 13 victories.
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