18 August 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Primetime Emmy Awards are a week away, but this past weekend the Creative Arts Emmys awarded many of the other finest in television. Among the highlights, Harry Shearer, the long running character actor behind many of the voices on The Simpsons, won his first ever Emmy for Outstanding Character Voice Over Performance. The Netflix show Orange is the New Black also picked up its first three of what may be many Emmys to come next week, including awards for Best Casting for a Comedy, Best Single-Camera Editing for a Comedy and Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Uzo Aduba.

The Creative Emmys even continued the trend of expanding what’s actually considered TV. Oscar nominated documentary The Square, which made its premiere on Netflix last year, won two Emmys, and a segment of Zach Galifianakis’ web series Between Two Ferns featuring President Obama won for “Outstanding Short-Format Live Action Entertainment Program. »

- Brian Welk

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