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HBO dominated the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night, grabbing 20 awards, including eight for the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, the most-awarded program of the night. Other notable winners include Bob Newhart; the TV vet took home his first-ever Emmy for his guest-starring role on The Big Bang Theory.
See the complete list of winners below; an edited version of the nearly four-hour Creative Arts Emmys will air Saturday, Sept. 21, on Fxx.
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
- Katie Atkinson
PBS has demonstrated it can compete in the rough-and-tumble of primetime with the breakthrough success of “Downton Abbey.” Yet that only makes it easier to forget how against the grain public television often runs, daring to be wonky – and in some instances, flat-out boring. “Boring” isn’t always bad – “The Newshour” and “Frontline” aren’t afraid to let eyes glaze over, while conveying important news and information – but it won’t cut through the clutter. And it’s the adjective I kept coming back to watching back-to-back specials that premiere May 7, “Ted Talks Education” and the opener to the four-part “Constitution USA With Peter Sagal.”
Introduced as the first Ted event produced specifically for television, and hosted by John Legend (who even sings), “Ted Talks Education” certainly tackles a topic that should be of enormous interest to millions of viewers: How to improve what most would acknowledge is a struggling education system in the U. »
- Brian Lowry
After tasting Golden Globe, PGA and SAG Award success, Ben Affleck's acclaimed CIA thriller Argo has now sealed its status as the front-runner for Best Picture at this month's Oscars, with the Director's Guild of America honouring Affleck with the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Films at the 65th annual DGA Awards, which took place last night at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
Typically, the winner of the DGA Award goes on to collect the Oscar for Best Director, but with Affleck losing out on an Academy Award nomination to Michael Haneke (Amour), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), the two awards will differ for only the seventh time in history, and the first since 2002 when Roman Polanski won the Oscar for The Pianist after Rob Marshall had »
Some people can win for losing.
Ben Affleck claimed the Directors Guild of America Award for Argo on Saturday in Hollywood’s latest thumb-in-the-eye to the small group of filmmakers in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who failed to nominate him for an Oscar.
“I worked really, really hard to become the best director I could be, by putting in as hours as I can, and banging my head against a wall, berating myself, lying to myself about whether it’s going to work,” Affleck told the crowd, never mentioning the snub. “Basically, I got to a »
- Anthony Breznican
Today, the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for TV and commercials. Some of the shows involved are predictable (Homeland, Mad Men, Louie, Girls), while others aren’t (check out that Reality category!). The list:
- Mandi Bierly
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