63rd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

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The 63rd Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held on September 10, 2011 at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.[1][2] This is in conjunction with the annual Primetime Emmy Awards and is presented in recognition of technical and other similar achievements in American television programming.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:

Governor's Award[edit]

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Reality Program Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special
Outstanding Nonfiction Series Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Outstanding Animated Program Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program
Outstanding Children's Program Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality, or Reality-Competition Program
Outstanding Special Class Program Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program
Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Program Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking

Acting[edit]

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

Art Direction[edit]

Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming

Casting[edit]

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
  • Glee (Fox)
    • 30 Rock (NBC)
    • The Big C (Showtime)
    • Modern Family (ABC)
    • Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special

Choreography[edit]

Outstanding Choreography
  • Tabitha and Napoleon D'umoSo You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "Scars", "Fallin", "Outta Your Mind") (Fox) (TIE)
  • Mia MichaelsSo You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "Alice in Mia-Land 'Every Little Thing She Does is Magic'", "When We Dance", "This Bitter Earth – On the Nature of Daylight") (Fox) (TIE)
    • Mark BallasDancing with the Stars (Routines: "Jive I Write Sins Not Tragedies", "Viennese Waltz 'Hedwigs Theme (Theme from Harry Potter)'", "Slow Waltz 'My Love'") (ABC)
    • Stacey TookeySo You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "Mad World", "Sundrenched World", "Heaven is a Place on Earth") (Fox)
    • Travis WallSo You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "Collide", "How it Ends", "Fix You") (Fox)

Cinematography[edit]

Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
  • Two and a Half Men (Episode: "Hookers, Hookers, Hookers") (CBS)
    • How I Met Your Mother (Episode: "Hopeless") (CBS)
    • Pair of Kings (Episode: "Return of the Kings") (Disney Channel)
    • Retired at 35 (Episode: "Rocket Man") (TV Land)
    • Rules of Engagement (Episode: "Uh Oh, It's Magic") (CBS)
    • Wizards of Waverly Place (Episode: "Dancing with Angels") (Disney Channel)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
  • Downton Abbey (Episode: "Part One") (PBS)
    • The Kennedys (Episode: "Life Sentences") (ReelzChannel)
    • Mildred Pierce (Episode: "Part Five") (HBO)
    • The Pillars of the Earth (Episode: "Legacy") (HBO)
    • Too Big to Fail (HBO)
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Episode: "Haiti") (Travel Channel)
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
  • Deadliest Catch (Episode: "Redemption Day") (Discovery Channel)

Commercial[edit]

Outstanding Commercial

Costuming[edit]

Outstanding Costumes for a Series Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special
  • Downton Abbey (Episode: "Part One") (PBS)
    • Cinema Verite (HBO)
    • Mildred Pierce (Episode: "Part Two") (HBO)
    • Upstairs Downstairs (PBS)
Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Music Program, or Special
  • Gettysburg (History) (TIE)
  • Portlandia (Episode: "Farm") (IFC) (TIE)

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special
  • Lonny Price for Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (PBS)
    • Laurie-Ann Gibson for Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden (HBO)
    • Louis J. Horvitz for 53rd Grammy Awards (CBS)
    • Don Mischer for 83rd Academy Awards (ABC)
    • Glenn Weiss for 64th Tony Awards (CBS)

Hairstyling[edit]

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special
  • Dancing with the Stars (Episode: "Episode 1106") (ABC)
    • America's Got Talent (Episode: "Episode 529") (NBC)
    • iCarly (Episode; "iStart a Fan War") (Nickelodeon)
    • The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (HBO)
    • Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Anne Hathaway") (NBC)
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie
  • The Kennedys (ReelzChannel)
    • Cinema Verite (HBO)
    • Mildred Pierce (Episode: "Part Two") (HBO)
    • The Pillars of the Earth (Starz)

Hosting[edit]

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Interactive Media[edit]

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media

Lighting Design / Direction[edit]

Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Series Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Special
  • So You Think You Can Dance (Episode: "Season 7 Finale: Part 2") (Fox)
    • American Idol (Episode: "Finale") (Fox)
    • Conan (Episode: "Love Gets Liposuctioned") (TBS)
    • Dancing with the Stars (Episode: "Episode 1204A") (ABC)
    • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Episode: "Michel Gondry Directs") (ABC)
  • 53rd Grammy Awards (CBS)
    • 83rd Academy Awards (ABC)
    • Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden (HBO)

Main Title Design[edit]

Outstanding Main Title Design

Make-up[edit]

Outstanding Make-up for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) Outstanding Make-up for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Jon Hamm") (NBC)
    • Dancing with the Stars (Episode: "Episode 1205") (ABC)
    • How I Met Your Mother (Episode: "Bad News") (CBS)
    • iCarly (Episode: "iStart a Fan War") (TV Land)
    • The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (HBO)
Outstanding Make-up for a Miniseries or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up for a Series, Miniseries, Movie, or Special
  • The Kennedys (ReelzChannel)
    • Cinema Verite (HBO)
    • Mildred Pierce (Episode: "Part Two") (HBO)
    • The Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
  • The Walking Dead (Episode: "Days Gone Bye") (AMC)
    • The Cape (Episode: "Razer") (NBC)
    • Game of Thrones (Episode: "A Golden Crown") (HBO)
    • Glee (Episode: "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle") (Fox)
    • Grey's Anatomy (Episode: "Superfreak") (ABC)

Music[edit]

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Mildred Pierce (Episode: "Part Five") (HBO)
Outstanding Music Direction Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
  • Harry Connick Jr.: In Concert on Broadway (PBS)
    • 83rd Academy Awards (ABC)
    • 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Fuse)
    • An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan (NBC)
    • Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends (PBS)
    • The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
  • Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Justin Timberlake", Song: "Justin Timberlake Monologue") (NBC)
    • Family Guy (Episode: "Road to the North Pole", Song: "Christmastime is Killing Us") (Fox)
    • Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced (Song: "An American Prayer - Hymn II?") (HBO)
    • Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Tina Fey", Song: "Jack Sparrow") (NBC)
    • Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Justin Timberlake", Song: "3-Way (The Golden Rule)") (NBC)
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
  • The Borgias (Showtime)
    • Any Human Heart (PBS)
    • Camelot (Starz)
    • Episodes (Showtime)
    • The Kennedys (ReelzChannel)
    • Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Picture Editing[edit]

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series Outstanding Single-or Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
  • Boardwalk Empire (Episode: "Boardwalk Empire") (HBO)
    • Dexter (Episode: "Take It!") (Showtime)
    • The Killing (Episode: "Pilot") (AMC)
    • Mad Men (Episode: "Blowing Smoke") (AMC)
    • Mad Men (Episode: "The Suitcase") (AMC)
  • How I Met Your Mother (Episode: "Subway Wars") (CBS)
    • 30 Rock (Episode: "100") (NBC)
    • The Big Bang Theory (Episode: "The Agreement Dissection") (CBS)
    • Modern Family (Episode: "Halloween") (ABC)
    • Modern Family (Episode: "Slow Down Your Neighbors") (ABC)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
  • Cinema Verite (HBO)
    • Downton Abbey (Episode: "Part One") (PBS)
    • Mildred Pierce (Episode: "Part Four") (HBO)
    • Sherlock ("A Study in Pink")
    • Too Big to Fail (HBO)
  • Deadliest Catch (Episode: "Redemption Day") (Discovery Channel)
    • The Amazing Race (Episode: "You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win") (CBS)
    • Project Runway (Episode: "There is an 'I' in Team") (Lifetime)
    • Survivor (Episode: "Don't You Work for Me?") (CBS)
    • Top Chef (Episode: "Give Me Your Huddled Masses") (Bravo)
Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Freedom Riders (PBS)
    • American Masters ("LENNONYC") (PBS)
    • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Episode: "Haiti") (Travel Channel)
    • Becoming Chaz (OWN)
    • If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (HBO)

Sound[edit]

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special
  • Boardwalk Empire (Episode: "Boardwalk Empire") (HBO)
    • Game of Thrones (Episode: "A Golden Crown") (HBO)
    • Nikita (Episode: "Pandora") (The CW)
    • True Blood (Episode: "Hitting The Ground") (HBO)
    • The Walking Dead (Episode: "Days Gone Bye") (AMC)
  • The Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
    • Cinema Verite (HBO)
    • Mildred Pierce (Episode: "Part Five") (HBO)
    • Too Big to Fail (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
  • Gettysburg (History)
    • The Amazing Race (Episode: "You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win") (CBS)
    • American Idol (Episode: "Auditions No. 2: New Orleans") (Fox)
    • American Masters (Episode: "Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides") (PBS)
    • Baseball: The Tenth Inning (Episode: "Top of the Tenth") (PBS)
    • Whale Wars (Episode: "To the Ends of the Earth") (Animal Planet)
  • House (Episode: "Bombshells") (Fox)
    • Boardwalk Empire (Episode: "Boardwalk Empire") (HBO)
    • Burn Notice (Episode: "Last Stand") (USA)
    • Dexter (Episode: "Take It!") (Showtime)
    • Glee (Episode: "The Substitute") (Fox)
    • Mad Men (Episode: "The Suitcase") (AMC)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation
  • The Kennedys (Episode: "Lancer and Lace") (ReelzChannel)
    • Cinema Verite (HBO)
    • Mildred Pierce (Episode: "Part Five") (HBO)
    • Too Big to Fail (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming
  • American Idol (Episode: "Finale") (Fox)
    • 53rd Grammy Awards (CBS)
    • 83rd Academy Awards (ABC)
  • Deadliest Catch (Episode: "Redemption Day") (Discovery Channel)
    • The Amazing Race (Episode: "You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win") (CBS)
    • American Idol (Episode: "Auditions No. 2: New Orleans") (Fox)
    • American Masters ("LENNONYC") (PBS)
    • Gettysburg (History)

Special Visual Effects[edit]

Outstanding Special Visual Effects Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries or Movie
  • Boardwalk Empire (Episode: "Boardwalk Empire") (HBO)
    • The Borgias (Episode: "The Poisoned Chalice" / "The Assassin") (Showtime)
    • Game of Thrones (Episode: "Fire and Blood") (HBO)
    • Stargate Universe (Episode: "Awakening") (Syfy)
    • The Walking Dead (Episode: "Days Gone Bye") (AMC)
  • Gettysburg (History)
    • Mildred Pierce (Episode: "Part Five") (HBO)
    • The Pillars of the Earth (Episode: "Witchcraft") (Starz)
    • Sherlock ("A Study in Pink")

Stunt Coordination[edit]

Outstanding Stunt Coordination

Technical Direction[edit]

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special
  • American Idol (Episode: "Finale") (Fox)
    • 30 Rock (Episode: "Live Show (West Coast") (NBC)
    • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Episode: "Episode 15135") (Comedy Central)
    • Dancing with the Stars (Episode: "Episode 1104A") (ABC)
    • Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Justin Timberlake") (NBC)
  • Great Performances: Don Pasquale (PBS)
    • 53rd Grammy Awards (CBS)
    • 83rd Academy Awards (ABC)
    • The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
    • Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden (HBO)

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special
  • Freedom Riders (PBS)
    • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Episode: "Haiti") (Travel Channel)
    • Gasland (HBO)
    • Gettysburg (History)
    • Moguls and Movie Stars (Episode: "The Birth of Hollywood") (TCM)
  • 64th Tony Awards (CBS)
    • Colin Quinn: Long Story Short (HBO)
    • Louis C.K.: Hilarious (Epix)
    • Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education (Comedy Central)
    • The Real Women of SNL (NBC)

Programs with multiple awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 15
  • PBS – 10
  • Fox – 9
  • CBS – 7
  • NBC – 5
  • Discovery Channel / History – 4
  • ABC / Cartoon Network / ReelzChannel – 3
By program
  • Boardwalk Empire – 7
  • Deadliest Catch / Gettysburg – 4
Note
  1. ^ Only includes categories above

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gorman, Bill (September 10, 2011). "2010-11 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards Winners". Zap2It. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners" (PDF). Television Academy. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 

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