LOS ANGELES — The Television Academy spent two nights presenting Creative Arts Emmy Awards, honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television. The events took place the weekend of September 9th and 10th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The ceremony kicked-off the 69th Emmys, and honored craftspeople in the categories of animation, documentary, reality and variety programming. Featured presenters represented some of television’s top shows, including Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), T Bone Burnett (American Epic), Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons), LL Cool J (Lip Sync Battle), Ava DuVernay (13th), Chris Sullivan (This Is Us), Hank Azaria (Brockmire and Ray Donovan), Angela Bassett (911 and Black Panther), Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Are You There Democracy? It's Me, The Internet) and Tom Hanks (Saturday Night Live).
HBO was the top winner, with 19 awards. Netflix came in second with 16. The top broadcast network was NBC with 9. A compete list of winners from both nights can be downloaded here.