Inside Amy Schumer pulled an Emmy upset of sorts in the variety series directing category tonight, during Part 2 of the Creative Awards Awards.
Schumer director Ryan McFaul scored his first statuette for the show’s “Madonna/Whore” episode. McFaul bested, among others, four-time winner Don Roy King. He had been nommed for the Saturday Night Live Christmas episode hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler that won the comedy hosting duo the category’s first ever joint-hosting Emmy – and Poehler’s first Emmy Award. King is a Emmy titan among late-night directors, having dominated this derby from 2010-14, and last year secured the variety-special directing statuette for SNL‘s much ballyhooed 40th anniversary special. Last year the directing derby was won by Comedy Central’s The Daily Show which is no longer with us.