The Emmy Awards 2010 aren’t until next week. The Creative Arts Emmys kicked off 2010 Emmy Awards week last night. Every year, the Creative Arts Emmys honor the categories that don’t get to be recognized on the big night. If every single award was presented on the same ceremony, then people would really complain about the show’s length. But there were still a lot of big names and shows at the Creative Arts Emmys, as they began the Emmy Awards 2010 with some big early winners.
Over 70 awards were presented last night, including categories for reality shows, writing and directing, and guest stars. The guest categories were star studded, but the Creative Arts Emmys went to clear cut winners.
The Emmy Awards 2010 continued the year of Betty White, as her Saturday Night Live episode got her the Best Guest Actress trophy. White was put on the show because of a Facebook campaign, and now she has yet another honor to add to her list. This is also the second straight year that an SNL host won a guest star Emmy, after Justin Timberlake did it last year.
In addition, the 2010 Emmy Awards honored last year’s host, Neil Patrick Harris, for his guest turn on Glee, and for hosting the Tonys. Although Harris didn’t win anything while he hosted in 2009, he can win three Emmys this year, if he finally prevails in the Best Supporting Actor category next week.
On the drama side, the Emmy Awards 2010 made an unsurprising choice. Despite many notable names in the Guest Actor drama competition, John Lithgow was the runaway winner as Dexter’s Trinity Killer. However, he mistakenly thanked HBO in the speech, instead of Dexter’s real network, Showtime. Opposite Lithgow, Ann Margaret got a standing ovation after winning for Law & Order.
Among the other notable 2010 Emmy Awards Creative Arts winners were Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and Jeff Prosbt in the reality competitions. The Pacific began its march through the Emmys with seven early wins, while Old Spice’s famed Body Wash ad won for Best Commercial. Anne Hathaway won a voice-over award for The Simpsons, while Modern Family got three early honors.
The Creative Arts Emmys also got buzz when the Best Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series award was demoted here. But The Colbert Report still prevailed for the second time, due to their shows from Iraq.
The first night of the Emmy Awards 2010 looked the same as the big show often does. HBO cleaned up with 17 trophies, and big names and favorites won. Now the countdown is on to see if the same thing happens next Sunday. Meanwhile, the Creative Arts Emmys will be broadcast on tape by E! on Friday night.
The Wrap- “Creative Arts Emmys: Betty White & John Lithgow Win, HBO Rules Again”