Jennifer Aniston's descending upon yet another perfectly good show, and Sookeh and Bee-ehl got married in the real life.
Unlike with the Oscars and other major awards, the Creative Arts Emmys are totally not the nerdy, D-List version of the Primetime (ie "real") Emmys. In fact, this year especially served to illustrate how not televising certain awards live guarantees it'll be much, much cooler than the boring old Standards and Practices-adherent ones. All of media's provocateurs (Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman, Trey Parker and Matt Stone) came out in full force, and most of them went home with a statue or two for their troubles. And of course, Mad Men pretty much swept every goddamned thing because, duh, it's the best effing show on TV. After the jump, the highlights of who won what. (For a full list of the winners, click here.)
We all know what the Creative Arts Emmys are -- it's that ceremony that happens a week before the real Emmys that takes care of all the categories not interesting enough to make the big broadcast. Last year, it was jazzed up a bit by Kathy Griffin's now notorious "Suck it, Jesus!" acceptance speech, but this year it's going to a whole other level with hosting duties by Sarah Chalke and the Patron Saint of TWoP, Neil Patrick Harris! This is so exciting! But not at all! Because now I have to sit through the Creative Arts Emmys which are boring, just to pay homage to NPH (Sarah Chalke is awesome too, just not like, saintly awesome. You understand.) Oh, well. Maybe they'll do some hilarious skits and have charming banter and I'll learn a thing or two about excellent casting directors. You know, for my acting career that I'll pursue if this blogging thing doesn't work out. Anyway, E! will be airing the ceremony on September 20, NPH fans!