By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
If you’re haphazardly searching the internet for a link to the hottest TV award show after reading the title, don’t worry you actually haven’t missed the main event! The Primetime Creative Emmy Awards are a different ceremony run under the same producers. However, instead of awarding directors and actors, the Creative Emmys are presented to the ladies and gents that work behind-the-scenes in cinematography, costume designing, and sound editing. This year, dozens of Emmys were handed out, but the three biggest production winners were House of Cards, MasterChef, and Behind The Candelabra.
So, we mentioned earlier in the month that Beau Willimon’s political drama House of Cards made Emmy history for being the first online distributed series to earn major Primetime Emmy nominations. Well, the TV’s biggest award night hasn’t aired yet and House of Cards already has two Emmy Awards! Talk about living up to the hype… Anyways, the first award of the night went to House of Cards in the category Best Cinematography for a Single Camera Drama Series. The second award, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, came later in the night! Now, let’s see if House of Cards can continue the outstanding work and keep their Emmy bragging rights.
The next winner is MasterChef for Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series. The competitive US cooking reality show is co-hosted and co-produced by the foul-mouthed Scottish chef, Gordon Ramsay, and gives amateurs the chance at hitting the big leagues by competing for the “Master Chef” title.
Okay, moving on from MasterChef… who stole the show and took the most awards for the night?! Well, Behind The Candelabra, HBO’s biographical retelling of piano player Liberace’s life, won eight awards for its stunning art direction, cinematography, casting, picture editing, hairstyling, sound mixing, non-prosthetic makeup, and costumes! Okay, jeez, either it was an amazing flick or the directing was terrible and had to rely on everything else! We’re just kidding, the American drama film is already churning out awesome reviews, and is expected to dominate later in the week for directing and writing.
If watching celebrities and directors walk the red carpet in fancy gowns and dapper tuxedos are totally your thing, then you’ll definitely want to check out The Primetime Emmy Awards when they air this Sunday!