HBO Dominates the Creative Arts Emmy Awards

By Alyssa Altman 9-16-2012

The epic series “Game of Thrones” had the most wins at tonight’s Creative Arts Emmys Awards.

The fantastical series brought home awards in costuming and sound mixing. Other multi-award winners included “Frozen Planet,” “Great Expectations (Masterpiece)”, and “Saturday Night Live,” each with four wins. Overall, “Game of Thrones’” home network HBO led the trophy count with 17, followed by CBS with 13, and PBS with 11.

Winners of the popular “Guest Actor/Actress” category also included familiar faces. Kathy Bates (“Two and a Half Men”), Martha Plimpton (“The Good Wife”), Jimmy Fallon (“Saturday Night Live”), and Jeremy Davies (“Justified”) all received Emmys.

“I’m just lucky to be working at any capacity in this business” a stunned Davies said in the media room later.

Dan Savage and Terry Miller received the Governors Award for their work on the “It Gets Better” campaign. The movement aims to inspire young members of the LGBT community and tell them that even if they are bullied now, life will go on and get better.

“LGBT children are suffering and dying, and once people got [that], people wanted to help,” the pair explained backstage.

Savage and Miller received a standing ovation for their efforts. “It was overwhelming, but we were accepting that award for everyone that’s ever made a video,” the duo said of the honor.

The remaining categories will be awarded at the Primetime Emmy Awards, airing September 23 at 8 PM on ABC.