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Shim Sang-min of Squid Game accepts the awards for Outstanding Stunt Performance at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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September 04, 2022
Awards News

Three Take Five at the Sunday Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Euphoria, Stranger Things and The White Lotus lead the way with five wins each, Squid Game follows with four. Colman Domingo, Nathan Lane, Lee You-Mi and Laurie Metcalf grab guest performer honors.

Like the first night of the 74th Creative Arts Emmys weekend, the Sunday show was something of a balancing act.

On Saturday — which focused primarily on crafts in reality, unscripted and documentary programming — Adele: One Night Only and The Beatles: Get Back led all winners with five Emmys each. On Sunday, five was again the magic number, but this time it was a three-way tie at the top between HBO’s Euphoria and The White Lotus and Netflix’s Stranger Things.

Another Netflix drama, the South Korean sensation Squid Game, was close behind with victories in four categories, followed by two comedies — HBO’s Barry and Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building — with three each.

The Sunday-night celebration, which focused on crafts in scripted programming, also included six acting categories.

Colman Domingo was named Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama for Euphoria, Lee You-mi won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama for Squid Game, Nathan Lane took Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy for Only Murders in the Building and Laurie Metcalf prevailed as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy for HBO Max’s Hacks.

For Metcalf, a twelve-time nominee, it was the fourth Emmy of her career. Her previous wins came in the 1990s, for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, for ABC’s Roseanne.

This was the first Emmy for the other three performers — and the first career nominations for Domingo and Lee.

By contrast, Lane's first Emmy came for his seventh nomination as a guest performer, dating to 1995, when he was nominated for Frasier. He was also nominated previously for Mad About You, The Good Wife and three times for Modern Family.

In the other two acting categories, Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series went to Patricia Clarkson for SundanceTV's State of the Union. This was the third short-form performer Emmy for the matrimonial anthology, created by novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby. It won for both actor and actress in 2019, with awards for Chris O'Dowd and Rosamund Pike, respectively.

The winner for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series was Tim Robinson for the Netflix sketch series I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.

In addition to Domingo’s acting award, Euphoria nabbed statuettes for Choreography for Scripted Programming; Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour); Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic); and Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama.

The White Lotus came through with wins for Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie; Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie; Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score); Original Main Title Theme Music; and Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

The awards for Stranger Things came for Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited or Anthology Series or Movie; Prosthetic Makeup; Music Supervision; Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series; and Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie or Special.

Adding to Squid Game’s win for Lee were awards for Stunt Performance; Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More); and Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode.

Other programs winning multiple Emmys included three with two each: Hacks, the Hulu comedy How I Met Your Father and the Apple TV+ drama Severance.

Apart from Metcalf's guest performer win, Hacks won for Contemporary Costumes.

How I Met Your Father took the Emmys for Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy and Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series.

Severance won its other Emmy for Outstanding Title Design and Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score).

Another Apple TV+ series, the musical comedy Schmigadoon!, won for Outstanding Music & Lyrics for the song “Corn Puddin’,” by Cinco Paul.

Disney+, which had a big night on Saturday with The Beatles: Get Back, took the final Emmy on Sunday night, when Outstanding Television Movie was awarded to Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers.

The evening's presenters, in order, were: Edward James Olmos (Mayans M.C.); Marcia Gay Harden (The Morning Show); Rachel Bloom (Reboot; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend); Jane Lynch (Only Murders in the Building); Coral Peña and Shantel VanSanten (For All Mankind); Jane Levy (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist); Ryan Broussard and James Caverly (Only Murders in the Building); Niecy Nash Betts (The Rookie: Feds; Reno 911!) and Jeanette “JJ” Branch (The Rookie: Feds); Ashley Nicole Black (Ted Lasso; A Black Lady Sketch Show) and Sam Richardson (Ted Lasso; The Afterparty); Jon Huertas (This Is Us);  Simone Missick (All Rise; Iron Fist); Jason and Randy Sklar (The Nosebleeds); Skylar Astin (So Help Me Todd; Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist); Colman Domingo (Euphoria; Fear the Walking Dead); Angela Sarafyan (Westworld); Melissa Fumero (Blockbuster; Brooklyn Nine-Nine); and Ralph Macchio and William Zabka (Cobra Kai).

Bob Bain was executive producer of the Creative Arts Emmys for the eighth time. The Television Academy's Creative Arts Emmy Awards Committee is led by chair Rich Carter.

FXX will broadcast edited highlights from the Saturday and Sunday Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday, September 10, at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

The 74th Emmys telecast will air live Monday, September 12, on NBC and Peacock.

A complete list of the Sunday-night winners is available here.

Also see: Music Sets the Mood at the Saturday Creative Arts Emmys.


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