Emmy producers have streamlined this year’s Primetime Awards show by cutting several secondary categories and shoving them into the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony. As a result, a number of semi-major awards were announced Saturday night. Click through for a full rundown.
HBO was the big winner of the night, scoring a total 17 awards that were lead by 7 awards for celebrated miniseries The Pacific. This probably foreshadows an even grander total of HBO wins at the Primetime Awards. ABC scored a huge 15 wins, the most for any broadcast network, thanks to its well-received Pixar Disney animated Christmas special, Prep & Landing, comedy Modern Family, and Dancing With the Stars. Fox came in third with 9 wins, due to solid scores with 24, Glee, and The Simpsons.
Among the biggest news of the night… Betty White rode the wave of her surging popularity for her guest host turn on Saturday Night Live to win Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy. Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy went to Neil Patrick Harris for his stint on Glee. It was Harris’ first of two wins for the night; he also won for his hosting duties at the Tony Awards.
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama went to John Lithgow for his season-long Dexter villain. Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama went to Ann-Margaret for her single-episode role on Law & Order: SVU.
Outstanding Animated Program went to the aforementioned Prep & Landing. Outstanding Reality Show went not to The Amazing Race for once, but to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. But Jeff Probst of Survivor maintained his position as Outstanding Reality Show Host.
Composer Sean Callery won Outstanding Original Dramatic Score for his work on the final season of 24 (Michael Giacchino’s work on Lost = totally robbed). And a special Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media went to the fan-made Star Wars: Uncut.
Finally, Outstanding Commercial went to the Internet-phenomenon Old Spice commercial starring Isaiah Mustafa: