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A week before the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards rock the entertainment industry, nearly 80 awards were scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Sunday (Sept. 15) at the Nokia Theatre. Fxx will air an edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. Et.
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Nearly 80 awards are scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony today at the Nokia Theatre, beginning shortly after 4 p.m Pacific. We’ll be live-blogging the highlights, so keep coming back for updates.
Fxx will air an edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.
Past, present and future “Community” showrunner Dan Harmon is joining series star Joel McHale in presenting the first quartet of Emmys, including three for casting and one for guest comedy actress. The final two Emmys, for reality host and reality program, will be announced by next week’s Primetime Emmys host, Neil Patrick Harris.
A couple handfuls of juried Emmys were announced in August, including kudos for “Adventure Time,” “Portlandia,” “The Simpsons” and the Alex Gibney documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.”
4:05 p.m.: “Tonight, we honor all the creative »
- Jon Weisman
As worldwide distribution and co-production deals generate more coin for TV drama production, they up the ante for production values as well as in the race for the Creative Arts Emmys. Captured on high-res cameras and using vfx to boost the physical design, many projects now look more like high-budget features than traditional smallscreen fare.
Take “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO’s Liberace pic. “We shot it just like a film,” says production designer Howard Cummings. “Steven (Soderbergh) did it like any of his movies,” shooting on Red cameras at multiple locations and using digital effects as needed.
It took five years to get “Candelabra” off the ground, Cummings adds, because potential backers kept turning it down as “too gay.” But once HBO greenlit the pic and production got under way, serendipity took over and many elements of its look and design fell magically into place.
It turned out, for example, »
- Peter Caranicas
If anyone noticed a big run on Michelangelo’s David statues in Vegas and Palm Springs, blame it on production designer Howard Cummings and set decorator Barbara Munch. They’ve been working on Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, to air May 26 on HBO. And their job, as Cummings describes it, was to be on the lookout for “trash and treasure, high and low, and everything in excess.”
While it’s easy to laugh at the piano player’s over-the-top camp taste, Cummings developed a certain respect for that aesthetic as he scouted locations in Vegas, Palm Springs and L.A.
(From the pages of the April 23 issue of Variety.)
“Liberace was sensitive to the places, and he did adjust” his decor, says the designer. »
- Robert Hofler
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