Listen to your Top 10 Rock 'n' Vote 2015 finalists here
Entertainment

Creative Arts Emmys: HBO's 'Behind the Candelabra' wins the night

The 65th Annual Creative Arts Emmys clocked in at a grueling 3.5 hours Sunday. Tuxedo-clad guests and ladies in super-high heels and skimpy black summer dresses evacuated the Nokia Theatre in droves as the awards dragged on—honoring the best in behind-the-scenes television work.

For all its proposed pomp and circumstance the people in attendance knew they were playing second fiddle to next week’s main event: the glitz-laden "Primetime Emmy Awards."

Those winning awards at Sunday night’s ceremony had to deal with an intrusive 45-second rule that had loud music blaring in their faces before they were close to done completing their acceptance speeches.

PHOTOS: Creative Arts Emmys | Arrivals

That said, the other message, the one handed out with the golden statue was, “Thank you, good work, you deserve some credit.”

Here are the big winners:

H.B.O’s “Behind the Candelaba” made big waves at the ceremony. The glamorous Liberace biopic, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, scored eight awards.

The Tony Awards telecast and “Boardwalk Empirewere the most celebrated works after that, both taking home four Emmys.

The host-less show was loosely knit and sometimes haphazard as awards were presented beginning with outstanding casting for a drama series, which went to “House of Cards.”

Guest actress in a comedy series went to outspoken Oscar winner Melissa Leo for her work on FX's “Louie.”

PHOTOS: Presenters for the 65th Emmys

“I want to thank Louie and Louie and Louie,” Leo joked upon accepting her award.

Louis C.K didn’t make an appearance at the show but won an Emmy for writing for the HBO special, “Louis C.K.: Oh My God.”

Veteran actor Bob Newhart got a heartfelt standing ovation for his guest actor win for “The Big Bang Theory.”

True Blood’s Carrie Preston won guest actress in a drama for “The Good Wife.”

The Tony Awards telecast continued to make a splash with Neil Patrick Harris  (who will host the "Primetime Emmy Awards" on Sunday) winning an Emmy.

The fashion-centric reality show “Project Runway,” also received accolades with hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn winning for the first time.

In other reality news, “Undercover Bossscored the best reality show title.

The raunchy series “South Park” took home outstanding animation program, while its antithesis, Disney's “Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triumph" received the short form animation award.

The night’s most touching moments came when Steven Soderbergh thanked his mom during his acceptance speech for “Behind the Candelabra,” and “Scandal’sDan Bucatinsky, (who won best guest actor in a drama series) almost broke down in tears while acknowledging his on-screen husband and his real-life husband and thanking the Supreme Court for the honor.

Comedic relief was provided by Robert Smigel and his Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Attendees seemed to find this portion of the show the most rewarding.

An edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys will air on FXX on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m.

ALSO:

'Raising McCain' with Meghan McCain

June Foray's longevity is one perk of the voice acting world

Ricky Gervais bleeps out on 'Piers Morgan Live'

Countdown: Emmys 2013

TIMELINE: Emmy winners through the years

Creative Arts Emmy winners

PHOTOS: Top nominees

Copyright © 2015, RedEye
Related Content
  • Presenters for the 65th Emmy Awards

    As the big event nears, we offer you the presenters who will join host Neil Patrick Harris at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22. By Christy Khoshaba

  • Gold Standard: Early predictions for Emmy Awards
    Gold Standard: Early predictions for Emmy Awards

    Will "Breaking Bad" finally win a series Emmy? Will "Modern Family" ever lose one? Are voters ready to go all in on Kerry Washington and Louis C.K.? We offer some answers and thoughts, but since it's early (very early), these predictions will likely be tweaked before the Emmys are awarded on Sept....

  • Emmys 2013: Buzzmeter panel talks 'Mad Men' actors who should win
    Emmys 2013: Buzzmeter panel talks 'Mad Men' actors who should win

    Leading up to the Emmys on Sept. 22, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists — USA Today's Robert Bianco, TV Guide's Matt Roush, The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff, the Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara and Glenn Whipp and, when the focus is on predictions, Gold Derby's Tom O'Neil — for a little...

  • Bruce Jenner interview: 'I am a woman'
    Bruce Jenner interview: 'I am a woman'

    In a long-awaited TV interview, former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner said that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman."

  • Chicago to return residents to ComEd
    Chicago to return residents to ComEd

    Little more than two years ago, Chicago became the largest city to ditch its traditional electricity supplier, Commonwealth Edison, and venture into the marketplace in search of better deals for its residents.

  • Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff
    Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned to old friend and City Hall veteran Forrest Claypool to be his new chief of staff as the mayor tries to deal with a growing scandal at the Chicago Public Schools and confront a series of lingering, serious problems facing the city as he heads into his second term.

Comments
Loading