On the weekend of September 8-9 at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys, HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones slayed the two-part ceremony to collect a total of seven trophies.
The hit series took home wins for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up for a Series, Limited Series, Movie, or Special; Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score); Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series, or Movie; Outstanding Fantasy/ Sci-Fi Costume; Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More); and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour).
During the ceremony, Saturday Night Live extended its record as the most awarded program in Emmy history. The NBC sketch comedy brought home seven wins, tying with Game of Thrones for the weekend’s biggest Creative Arts Emmy winner.
Along with Tiffany Haddish’s victory for Best Comedy Guest Actress, Don Roy King won Best Variety Series Directing for Saturday Night Live. Additional wins included Best Lighting Design Direction (Variety Series), Best Makeup (Non-Prosthetic, Mulit-Camera), Best Production Design (Variety/Reality Series), Best Technical Direction (Series), and Best Music and Lyrics for “Come Back Barack.”
The wildly popular Adult Swim series Rick and Morty also landed its first Emmy during the show, picking up Outstanding Animated Program for the episode “Pickle Rick.” While the Black Mirror episode “USS Callister” took home Best Picture Editing (Single Camera Movie/Mini), Best TV Movie and Best Sound Editing (Movie/Mini). The Stranger Things episode “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer” picked up Best Sound Editing (One Hour Series).
In honor of Star Trek, the Creative Arts Emmys awarded the franchise its prestigious Governors Award. On stage to accept was William Shatner and Walter Koenig from Star Trek: The Original Series, LeVar Burton from The Next Generation, Terry Farrell from Deep Space Nine, Jeri Ryan from Voyager, Linda Park from Enterprise, and Sonequa Martin-Green from Discovery, as well as Discovery co-creator Alex Kurtzman, a Kelpien, and a Klingon.