Creative Arts Emmy Awards WinnersThe first 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out this afternoon at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. HBO led with 20 Emmys, followed by CBS with 15 and NBC’s with 11. HBO’s Behind the Candelabra was the most awarded program with 8 Emmys. CBS’ Undercover Boss won best reality show, South Park was named best animated show, while Project Runway‘s Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn took best reality hosts. The Guest Actor/Actress categories were the highlight of the ceremony with emotional wins for comedy great Bob Newhart, who snagged his first Emmy for The Big Bang Theory, Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Melissa Leo (Louie) and Carrie Preston (The Good Wife). A new 45-second rule imposed on winners’ walk to the stage and acceptance speeches created quite a stir at the ceremony, which still ran for almost 4 hours, clocking in at 3 hr 49 min. A two-hour, edited version will air Saturday, September 21st on FXX.

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Diane Haithman, Ray Richmond and Anthony D’Alessandro were on the scene at the Nokia for Deadline: Balmier weather than last year’s 100-degree heat made for a livelier Red Carpet. Matt Weiner, whose Mad Men suffered a historic shutout last year with 17 nominations and no wins, was optimistic heading into the ceremony. “Ya know what, anything would be great,” he said. “I would love to see one of our (guest) actors recognized. Linda (Cardellini), Harry (Hamlin), Robert Morse. None of our actors have been recognized (with wins). We’ve never won an editing or cinematography award.” Asked whether Mad Men would possibly do a Season 8 if the price was right, Weiner said: “No, no, it’s not about the deal. I want to wrap the show up. I have a good vibe for what we’re doing in this last piece and that’s the way to go. Will there be more TV and film in my life? I hope so. I’ve written a play. I don’t expect this (the Emmy sensation) to happen again. That would be greedy.”

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Some 88 awards were given away today. To try to get it done in a reasonable time, Creative Arts Emmys producer Spike Jones Jr. appeared onstage before show time to urge winners to keep it short, announcing a 45-seconds limit from the moment the winner’s name is announced. “You have 45 seconds to get from your seat all the way down the aisle, up the steps, and do your acceptance speech. I’m not kidding. Forty-five seconds. We’ve found that you can say a lot in a very short period of time. Everybody in this room will thank you for it.”

2013 Creative Arts Emmy Winners

The never-shy Community showrunner Dan Harmon and star Joel McHale set an outrageous tone at the outset as presenters of the first four awards, channeling infamous Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais. “Tonight we honor all of the people in primetime television who are contractually obligated not to make eye contact with me,” said McHale. Harmon, the combative fired and then reinstated boss of Community, then made a quip about how he’d soon be fired by FXX, the new network telecasting a truncated edition of the ceremony. “We’re going to show those frauds (in TV) that these people (here tonight) are the real celebrities,” he said.

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
House Of Cards • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Laray Mayfield, CSA, Casting Director
Julie Schubert, CSA, Casting Director

Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special
Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Carmen Cuba, CSA, Casting Director

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Jennifer McNamara-Shroff, Casting Director
Blichfeld + Daniels, Casting Directors

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Louie • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc.
Melissa Leo as Laurie

Leo thanked Louie creator/star Louis CK at least five times consecutively, including a final time in Spanish: “Gracias Louie!” “And thank you, Blair,” she added to executive producer M. Blair Breard. “She concluded with a jokey: “Time’s up, isn’t it?”

Backstage, Leo called her guest role in Louie — involving a hilariously raw discussion of oral sex in a car — “scary.” She said she enjoyed trying something “I had not had much opportunity to try — making people laugh.”

The Oscar-winning actress was asked if she was tempted to use any “naughty speech” in her acceptance as she had when she dropped an F-bomb at the Academy Awards. “I will never be tempted to curse in any way that would possibly come across to homes that would not like that kind of language,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to sully their living rooms with the kind of language I don’t mind in mine.”

Outstanding Animated Program
South Park • Raising The Bar • Comedy Central • Central Productions

South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were no show to accept their award.

Outstanding Short Form Animated
Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe • Disney.com • Disney Television Animation

Outstanding Children’s Program
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee – Forgotten But Not Gone: Kids, HIV & AIDS • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon in association with Lucky Duck Productions
Linda Ellerbee, Executive Producer
Rolfe Tessem, Executive Producer
Wally Berger, Supervising Producer
Mark Lyons, Producer
Martin Toub, Produced By
Wendy Lobel, Produced By

Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series
MasterChef • 3-20 • FOX • Shine America, One Potato, Two Potato
John Janavs, Production Designer
Robert Frye, Art Director
Heidi Miller, Set Decorator

While the winners so far were able to fit into the 45-second window to dash to the stage and give their speech, as production designer John Janavs was in mid-thanks and the music swelled, he was abruptly silenced – whereupon he looked confused. He and his fellow winners were then quickly hustled offstage.

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming (TIE)

Presenting the dual award for Best Art Direction in a Variety Show (London Olympic Games and Saturday Night Live), presenter Rupert Friend joked that the art direction team for the Olympics couldn’t be here because they were busy “putting flowers by the road where the Kris Jenner show taped.”

London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony • NBC • NBC Universal, LLC
Mark Tildesley, Production Designer
Suttirat Anne Larlarb, Production Designer
Danny Boyle, Art Director

Saturday Night Live • Host: Justin Timberlake • Host: Martin Short • Host: Ben Affleck • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Eugene Lee, Production Designer
Akira Yoshimura, Production Designer
Keith Ian Raywood, Production Designer

It was a squeaker as SNL needed a tie to win its first art direction Emmy ever. Backstage, winner Keith Ian Raywood called it “fantastic, unbelievably surprising” that SNL won in the category “for the first time in 38 years. I’ve done [the show] for 28 years, but (co-winners) Eugene Lee and Akira Yoshimura did the original show. First time!” Raywood added jokingly:” We like to think people must have thought we won (before), somewhere down the line”.

Outstanding Art Direction for Miniseries or Movie
Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Howard Cummings, Production Designer
Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr., Art Director
Barbara Munch Cameron, S.D.S.A., Set Decorator

Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series
Boardwalk Empire • Sunday Best • Two Impostors • Margate Sands • HBO •
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Bill Groom, Production Designer
Adam Scher, Art Director
Carol Silverman, Set Decorator

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for Comedy Series or Variety Program
Supah Ninjas • Nickelodeon • Varsity Pictures
Hiro Koda, Stunt Coordinator

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie
Revolution • Nobody’s Fault But Mine • NBC • Bonanza Productions in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television
Jeff Wolfe, Stunt Coordinator

Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
Deadliest Catch • Mutiny On The Bering Sea • Discovery Channel • Original Productions, LLC, a FremantleMedia Company for the Discovery Channel
Josh Earl, A.C.E., Supervising Editor
Alex Durham, Editor
Rob Butler, Editor

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God • HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association with Jigsaw Productions, Wider Film Projects and Below The Radar Films
Sloane Klevin, Editor

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Breaking Bad • Gliding Over All • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Kelley Dixon, Editor

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
The Office • Finale • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille, LLC in association with Universal Television
David Rogers, Editor
Claire Scanlon, Editor

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
How I Met Your Mother • P.S. I Love You • CBS • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Sue Federman, Editor

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Mary Ann Bernard, Editor

Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Australia & Gun Control’s Aftermath (Part 3) (Episode 18092) • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC
Einar Westerlund, Editor

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and series’ nominated guest actress Linda Cardellini came out to present several Emmys for hairstyling, and the chrome-domed Weiner recognized the irony. “I want you to be honest,” he said to Cardellini. “I think (my hair is) thinning a little bit.” Cardellini went on with the gag before a still flashed onscreen showing Weiner with a horrid wig, drawing a few guffaws from the crowd inside the Nokia.

Outstanding Hairstyling for Movie or Miniseries
Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Marie Larkin, Department Head Hairstylist
Yvette Stone, Key Hairstylist
Kerrie Smith, Personal Hairstylist
Kay Georgiou, Personal Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
Saturday Night Live • Host: Jennifer Lawrence • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Bettie O. Rogers, Department Head Hairstylist
Jodi Mancuso, Key Hairstylist
Inga Thrasher, Hairstylist
Jennifer Serio Stauffer, Hairstylist
Cara Hannah Sullivan, Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Boardwalk Empire • Resolution • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist
Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist
Sarah Stamp, Key Hairstylist

Outstanding Guest Actor, Drama Series
Scandal • ABC • ABC Studios
Dan Bucatinsky as James Novack

An ebullient Dan Bucatinsky gave the humdrum ceremony a huge burst of energy and emotion when he won for his role on Shonda Rhimes’ Scandal, which is cast by Linda Lowy. He raced onstage in a frenzy, looking utterly shocked, and blurted, “Oh my God! Oh my God! Shonda Rhimes! Linda Lowy! You’ve changed my life!” He also thanked his team at CAA, his kids, his onscreen husband, Jeff Perry, and his real-life one, Don Roos. “How many people get to say onscreen husband and real-life husband?,” Bucatinsky marveled before giving a shoutout to the recent historic vote on gay marriage. “Thank you Supreme Court of the United States!”

Bucatinsky remained as jazzed backstage, calling his win “unbelievable given the level of competition.” He added that while many other actors may say what a family their set is, “in our case (on Scandal) it’s really true. We really are very Kumbaya. My friends are very jealous.” Bucatinsky also expanded on what he’d said onstage about being a gay man with an opportunity finally to marry his partner. “I’m very proud to be a married, out gay man with an adopted child playing a married, out gay man with an adopted child,” her said. “To have all of this happen at he same time when marriage equality became a reality and getting so much attention makes it that much sweeter.”

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC
Thomas Holmes, Production Mixer
Mikael Stewart, House Production Mixer
John Harris, Music Mixer
Eric Schilling, Music Mixer
Ron Reaves, House Music Mixer
Eric Johnston, Playback Mixer
Pablo Munguia, Playback Mixer
Tom Pesa, Stage Mixer
Michael Parker, Stage Mixer
Bob LaMasney, Audience Supplemental Mixer

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming
History Of The Eagles • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with
Monhegan Films
Tom Fleischman, Re-Recording Mixer
Bret Johnson, Sound Re-Recordist
Richard Davis, Music Mixer
Elliot Scheiner, Music Mixer

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Boardwalk Empire • The Milkmaid’s Lot • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Frank Stettner, C.A.S., Production Mixer
Tom Fleischman, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
George A. Lara, Foley Mixer

Stettner made a joke that felt right in place with the predominantly below-the-line crowd. As he made his way to the mike to accept his Emmy for his work on Boardwalk Empire, Stettner almost collided with an onstage crew member. “This is the first time a Steadicam operator has gotten in the way of a sound mixer,” Stettner quipped.

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Dennis Towns, Production Mixer
Larry Blake, Re-Recording Mixer
Thomas Vicari, Scoring Mixer

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
Nurse Jackie • Teachable Moments • Showtime • Showtime Presents, A Caryn Mandabach Production, Clyde Phillips Productions, Jackson Group Entertainment, Lionsgate Television
Jan McLaughlin, Production Sound Mixer
Peter Waggoner, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Kate Biscoe, Department Head Makeup Artist
Hiroshi Yada, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Jamie Kelman, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Stephen Kelley, Additional Makeup Effects Artist
Chrissie Beveridge, Personal Makeup Artist
Todd Kleitsch, Prosthetic Designer
Christien Tinsley, Prosthetic Designer

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Kate Biscoe, Department Head Makeup Artist
Deborah Rutherford, Assistant Department Head Makeup Artist
Deborah Lamia Denaver, Key Makeup Artist
Chrissie Beveridge, Personal Makeup Artist
Todd Kleitsch, Personal Makeup Artist

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Game Of Thrones • Kissed By Fire • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Television 360, Startling Television and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Paul Engelen, Department Head Makeup Artist
Melissa Lackersteen, Key Makeup Artist
Daniel Lawson Johnston, Makeup Artist
Martina Byrne, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
Saturday Night Live • Host: Justin Timberlake • NBC • SNL Studios in
association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Louie Zakarian, Department Head Makeup Artist
Josh Turi, Makeup Artist
Amy Tagliamonti, Makeup Artist
Daniela Zivcovic, Additional Makeup Artist
Melanie Demitri, Additional Makeup Artist

Onstage receiving the team, head makeup artist Louie Zakarian announced cheerfully: “I think I’m going to throw up.”

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
American Horror Story: Asylum • Welcome To Briarcliff • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television
Gary Megregian, Supervising Sound Editor
Steve M. Stuhr, Dialogue Editor
Jason Krane, Dialogue Editor
Christian Buenaventura, Dialogue Editor
Timothy A. Cleveland, Sound Effects Editor
David Klotz, Music Editor
Andrew Dawson, Foley Editor
Noel Vought, Foley Artist

Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)
The Men Who Built America • Bloody Battles • HISTORY • Stephen David Entertainment for History
Tim W. Kelly, Sound Editing
Jonathan Soule, Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
Boardwalk Empire • The Milkmaid’s Lot • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Fred Rosenberg, Supervising Sound Editor
Roland Vajs, Sound Editor
Bill Orrico, Sound Editor
Jeffery Stern, Dialogue Editor
Ruy Garcia, Sound Effects Editor
Annette Kudrack, Music Editor
Steve Visscher, Foley Editor
Marko Costanzo, Foley Artist

Onstage, cigar-chomping Triumph the Insult Dog, helping to present the Visual Effects and Special Visual Effects awards, pulled no paw-punches in criticizing the pace of the show: “What a great two hours and counting so far,” the puppet canine quipped. “I just want to take a second to congratulate all the nominees who knew not to show up. They’re really winners tonight.” He added that the composer of the play-off music must be raking in a fortune in residuals and joked that even the Venice Beach homeless could not be talked into becoming seat fillers on the program even if “we make a new category for you and let you win — no one will know.”

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Game Of Thrones • Valar Dohaeris • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Television 360, Startling Television and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Joe Bauer, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor
Jörn Grosshans, Visual Effects Supervisor
Doug Campbell, Visual Effects Supervisor
Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer
Stuart Brisdon, Special Effects Supervisor
Sven Martin, Lead Animation Supervisor
Jabbar Raisani, Visual Effects Plate Supervisor
Tobias Mannewitz, Visual Effects Concept Designer
Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Coordinator

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role
Banshee • Pilot • Cinemax • Tropper/Schickler Productions, One Olive
and Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with Cinemax Original Series
Armen V. Kevorkian, Visual Effects Supervisor
Mark E. Skowronski, VFX Producer
Jane Sharvina, 2D Supervisor
Rick Ramirez, 3D Artist
Jeremy Jozwik, 3D Artist
Mike Oakley, 3D Artist
Nick Sinnott, VFX Artist
Gevork Babityan, Compositing Artist
Andranik Taranyan, Compositing Artist

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
An Apology To Elephants • HBO • HBO Family
Lily Tomlin as Narrator

Given the extremely short time allowed for acceptance speeches, it is no wonder Tomlin had to apologize backstage for having forgotten to mention important people. She said she had meant to accept the award in honor of the late Pat Derby and her partner Ed Stewart, rescuers and protectors of exotic performing animals. And “I wanted to say: ‘It’s time to free the elephants,’” she added.

Following Scandal guest star Bucatinsky’s heartfelt comments on same sex marriage, the openly gay Tomlin was asked for her views. “I’m all for it,” she said, noting that she has been with her partner 42 years. Always the humorist, Tomlin said she’d been asked about gay marriage on a red carpet and had offered a flip response about the “slippery slope” of imitating heterosexuals: “What’s next, monster truck rallies?” Tomlin’s partner, she said, scolded her for not taking the issue seriously. So next time Tomlin was asked the question, she said, “I just spoke very positively about it and it just went viral. So I’m answering you now: We still have not gotten married, but we if we do we won’t be able to sell the pictures to People, it will be a very under-the-radar occasion. God knows we don’t want to even get into the wardrobe thing.”

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Ellen Mirojnick, Costume Designer
Robert Q. Mathews, Costume Supervisor

Appearing backstage with executive producer Jerry Weintraub, Behind the Candelabra actor Scott Bakula said that when it comes to importance for an actor in getting into character, “costume is 80 percent, hair and makeup 20 percent.” Weintraub was asked why he wanted to bring the Liberace story to TV. “I didn’t want to bring it to TV, I wanted to make a film,” Weintraub said. “I knew Liberace personally. I thought he was extraordinary.” It was HBO, Weintraub said, that sought to bring the story to the small screen.

A reporter took note of Weintraub’s embroidered and bejeweled tuxedo slippers, asking if they perhaps came from Liberace’s closet. “No, but they certainly could have,” Weintraub said.

Outstanding Costumes For A Series
The Borgias • The Gunpowder Plot • Showtime • Showtime Presents in
association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films
Gabriella Pescucci, Costume Designer
Uliva Pizzetti, Costume Supervisor
Gabor Homonnay, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or Special – Juried award
55th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
Marina Toybina, Costume Designer
Courtney Webster, Assistant Costume Designer

The Men Who Built America – Bloody Battles (HISTORY)
Sarah Beers, Costume Designer
Rachael Leah Greene, Costume Supervisor
Lisa Faibish, Costumer Supervisor

Portlandia, “Blackout” (IFC)
Amanda Needham, Costume Designer
Monika Schmidt, Costume Supervisor

Governors Award
June Foray

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation – Juried award
Adventure Time: Puhoy, Andy Ristaino
Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe, Jenny Gase-Baker
Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe, Joseph Holt
Disney TRON: Uprising, Alberto Mieglo
Dragons: Riders of Berk, Andy Bialk
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror, Paul Wee

Outstanding Music Direction
66th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions
Elliot Lawrence, Music Director

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Downton Abbey • Episode 6 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
John Lunn, Music by

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
66th Annual Tony Awards • Song Title: If I Had Time • CBS • White Cherry
Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions
Adam Schlesinger, Lyrics by
David Javerbaum, Music by

Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
(Original Dramatic Score)

World Without End • Medieval Life And Death • ReelzChannel • Tandem
Communications and Take5 Productions in association with Scott Free Films and Sat.1
Mychael Danna, Music by

Having just showcased her dance moves in the pilot for her new sitcom The Millers, Margo Martindale took on singing while presenting the Main Title Theme Music category. She crafted a cheeky title theme spoof of the series for which she’s nominated as a guest actress – FX’s drama The Americans. Set to the tune of The Brady Bunch, she belted a out a tribute to The Commie Bunch.

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Da Vinci’s Demons • Starz • Starz and Adjacent Productions
Bear McCreary, Music by

Outstanding Main Title Design
Da Vinci’s Demons • Starz • Starz and Adjacent Productions
Paul McDonnell, Creative Director
Hugo Moss, Art Director
Nathan Mckenna, Illustrator
Tamsin McGee, Designer

Outstanding Commercial
Inspired • Canon
MJZ, Production Company
Grey, Ad Agency

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Bob Newhart as Arthur Jeffries/Professor Proton

Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of the iconic Bob Newhart, who finally won an Emmy after seven nominations for his guest stint on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. Greeted onstage by a standing ovation, an overcome Newhart warned Creative Arts producer Spike Jones he would not comply with the 45-second acceptance rule. “Spike, I’m gonna need a little more time with this,” he said. “This is my seventh shot at this.” Newhart then acknowledged his wife of 50 years, proving “there are long marriages in show business.” He also named his four children and mentioned how he worked for 14 years “at a wonderful place called MTM. And now I’m working at a wonderful place called Big Bang Theory.” He concluded by thanking the show’s cast “who really threw themselves on the sword for me.” Newhart was not drowned out by music; he cut himself off.

Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming
Deadliest Catch • Mutiny On The Bering Sea • Discovery Channel • Original Productions, LLC, a FremantleMedia Company for the Discovery Channel
Cinematography Team

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series
House Of Cards • Chapter 1 • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Eigil Bryld, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie
Top Of The Lake • Part 1 • Sundance Channel • A See-Saw Films production in association with Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Fulcrum Media Finance for BBC Two, Sundance Channel, UKTV and BBC Worldwide
Adam Arkapaw, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown • Myanmar • CNN • Zero Point Zero
Production, Inc.
Todd Liebler, Director of Photography
Zach Zamboni, Director of Photography
Morgan Fallon, Director of Photography

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni

Carrie Preston pulled something of an upset in winning the guest actress trophy in her first nomination for her work on The Good Wife as zany but brilliant lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni, and she was as excited as you think she’d be. Starting with the obligatory pair of “Oh my Gods,” Preston — a regular on HBO’s True Blood – thanked Good Wife creators/showrunners Robert and Michelle King along with “all of the writers and directors for entrusting me with this gem of a role” as well as star Julianna Margulies and the cast “for treating me not like a guest but like a part of the family.” Finally, she thanked “my family at True Blood for looking the other way when I had a full-on affair with The Good Wife.”

Backstage Preston said she hoped that her “affair with The Good Wife” would continue in upcoming seasons. After asking “is everybody ready to have a drink?” she said: “I’ve made myself known that I would love to be on that show at any time. Any time that they call me, I will come. I hope they will call me again.”

Preston, who is married to Emmy-winning actor Michael Emerson, said that while Emmy moments are exciting for both she and her husband, “we’re real salt-of-the-earth people. What really keeps us going is the work that we do.”

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming
American Masters • Mel Brooks: Make A Noise • PBS • A Production of American Masters for THIRTEEN
Robert Trachtenberg, Directed by

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God • HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association with Jigsaw Productions, Wider Film Projects and Below The Radar Films
Alex Gibney, Written by

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking – Juried award
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (HBO)
Alex Gibney, producer
Todd Wider, producer
Jedd Wider, Producer
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special
Manhunt: The Inside Story Of The Hunt For Bin Laden • HBO • Passion Pictures & Motto Pictures in association with HBO Documentary Films
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
Nancy Abraham, Senior Producer
John Battsek, Produced By
Julie Goldman, Produced By
Greg Barker, Produced By

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
American Masters • PBS • A Production of THIRTEEN’s American Masters for WNET
Susan Lacy, Executive Producer
Julie Sacks, Supervising Producer
Prudence Glass, Series Producer
Jessica Levin, Produced By

Outstanding Informational Series Or Special – Tie
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown • CNN • Zero Point Zero Production, Inc.
Anthony Bourdain, Executive Producer/Host
Christopher Collins, Executive Producer
Lydia Tenaglia, Executive Producer
Sandra Zweig, Executive Producer
Sally Freeman, Producer
Tom Vitale, Producer

Inside The Actors Studio • Bravo • In The Moment Productions
James Lipton, Executive Producer
Christian Barcellos, Executive Producer
Shawn Tesser, Producer
Jeff Wurtz, Producer

Outstanding Special Class Programs
66th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Neil Patrick Harris, a winner as producer/host of The 66th Annual Tony Awards as well as a presenter, came backstage with Tonys executive producer Ricky Kirshner. When asked what to expect at next weekend’s Primetime Emmys show, Harris took a potshot at this evening’s long-winded presenter Gilbert Gottfried.

The primetime programming awards will feature “a lot of Gilbert Gottfried,” Harris deadpanned. “When we’re long, we’ll have him talk about what just happened.”

On a more serious note, Harris said of his upcoming hosting duties for the Emmys: “We’re past the horribly insecure part. We’ll spend a lot of time this last week waiting for people to say yes, they’ll commit to things.” In the final prep week, he said, ‘we’re kind of seeing things getting and working on different lines and dialogue and dance moves. I’m in the choreographers’ number, so I have to dance.”

Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
Childrens Hospital • Cartoon Network • Produced by Abominable Pictures, The Corddry Company and Warner Bros. Television Group’s Studio 2.0
Rob Corddry, Executive Producer
Jonathan Stern, Executive Producer
David Wain, Executive Producer
Nick Weidenfeld, Executive Producer
Keith Crofford, Executive Producer
Rich Rosenthal, Co-Executive Producer

Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Programs
Remembering 9/11 • History.com • Kitty Guerrilla Films for History
Kathleen Williams, Executive Producer
Sean Kennedy, Producer

Outstanding Interactive Program
Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs
ComedyCentral.com • Comedy Central Digital Media production
Robert Smigel, Executive Producer
Steve Grimes, Executive Producer
Shaw Bowman, Supervising Producer
Akash Goyal, Senior Producer
Mike Henneberger, Producer

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series
The Voice • Live Final Performances (Season 3) • NBC • One Three, Inc., Talpa Media USA, Inc. in association with Warner Horizon Television
Oscar Dominguez, Lighting Designer
Daniel Boland, Lighting Director
Samuel Barker, Lighting Director
Craig Housenick, Media Server Operator

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé • CBS • NFL Network
Al Gurdon, Lighting Designer
Robert Barnhart, Lighting Director
Dave Grill, Lighting Director
Michael Owen, Lighting Director

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series
How I Met Your Mother • The Final Page (Part 2) • CBS • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Christian La Fountaine, Director of Photography

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
The Big Bang Theory • The Higgs Boson Observation • CBS • Chuck Lorre
Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
James L. Hitchcock, Camera
John Pierre Dechene, Camera
Brian (Army) Armstrong, Camera
Devin Atwood, Camera
Mark Davison, Camera
John D. O’Brien, Video Control

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
66th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions
Eric Becker, Technical Director
Rob Balton, Camera
Gerard Cancel, Camera
Bob DelRusso, Camera
Charlie Huntley, Camera
Ernie Jew, Camera
Salvatore “Tore” Liva, Camera
John Meiklejohn, Camera
Lyn Noland, Camera
Mark Renaudin, Camera
Shaun Harkins, Camera
Jay Kulick, Camera
Paul Ranieri, Video Control
Ka-Lai Wong, Video Control

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS • A Stevens Company Production
Louis J. Horvitz, Directed by

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
Louis C.K.: Oh My God • HBO • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with HBO Entertainment
Louis C.K., Written by

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried was charged with presenting the outstanding writing for a variety special Emmy to no-show Louis C.K. Gottfried joked that Louis C.K. and members of his team were not able to make it because “they’re all trying to work up any interest in the Royal Baby.”

Outstanding Variety Special
The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS • A Stevens Company Production

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Project Runway • Lifetime • The Weinstein Company, Bunim-Murray Productions and Full Picture Entertainment in association with Lifetime
Heidi Klum, Host
Tim Gunn, Host

Outstanding Reality Program
Undercover Boss • CBS • Studio Lambert & All3media America
Eli Holzman, Executive Producer
Stephen Lambert, Executive Producer
Chris Carlson, Executive Producer
Scott Cooper, Producer
Rachelle Mendez, Producer
Abigail Shafran, Producer
Brielle Cohen, Producer

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Juried award
Top Chef’s Last Chance Kitchen (Bravo.com) – Outstanding Multiplatform Storytelling

Oprah’s Lifeclass (OWN.com) – Outstanding Social TV Experience

Nick app (Nickelodeon) – Outstanding User Experience and Visual Design

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (LizzieBennet.com) – Outstanding Interactive Program