As expected, the Creative Arts Emmy competition Sunday turned out to be a sci-fi smackdown between Netflix’s “Stranger Things
” and HBO’s “Westworld
,” and each split the night with five awards apiece.The Duffer Brothers
’ ’80s homage to Steven Spielberg
and Stephen King
, “Stranger Things
” won for outstanding editing, main title theme music, main title design, sound editing, and casting. The Jonathan Nolan
/ Lisa Joy
,” earned outstanding special visual effects (the domain of “Game of Thrones
” five years running), makeup (non-prosthetic), hairstyling, sound mixing, and creative achievement in interactive media.
However, if recent history proves a reliable harbinger, “Stranger Things
” has the edge in the race for next Sunday’s Outstanding Series competition because of its editing victory. That’s because the last five outstanding editing winners have also taken home the big prize.
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