Creative Emmys 2020 winners: The Mandalorian and Watchmen score most awards

The Mandalorian and Watchmen grab the most awards, with a few nods to Dark Crystal, Rick and Morty, Stranger Things, Star Trek: Picard and Creating Cosmos.

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Disney's The Mandalorian series grabs the most awards at this year's Creative Arts Emmys.

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Baby Yoda seems to be a good luck charm for The Mandalorian in more ways than one. At this year's 72nd annual Creative Arts Emmys, Disney's hit Star Wars series The Mandalorian picked up multiple awards, as did HBO's Watchmen and other sci-fi and fantasy TV shows. 

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards celebrate extraordinary artistic and technical achievements in a variety of TV show genres, guest star performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, documentary and reality TV categories. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ceremony, hosted by comedian-actress Nicole Byer, was virtual and was divided into five different nights leading up to Sunday's main Emmys event

Disney's The Mandalorian received awards for outstanding special visual effects, sound editing, sound mixing, production design, music composition, stunt coordination, and cinematography awards. 

HBO's Watchmen series picked up awards for best cinematography, best casting, outstanding fantasy/sci-fi costumes, music composition, sound mixing (for a limited series), sound editing, and single-camera picture editing. Watchmen is up for numerous awards during Sunday's Emmy Awards as well. 

CBS' Star Trek: Picard won for outstanding prosthetic makeup for a series, limited series, movie or special. (Disclosure: ViacomCBS is the parent company of CNET.)

Adult Swim's Rick and Morty won for Outstanding Animated Program. Netflix's Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance had a tied win with HBO's We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest for Outstanding Children's Program.

Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale won for outstanding production design for a narrative contemporary program.

Netflix's Stranger Things grabbed the award for outstanding sound editing for a comedy or drama series (one hour). History Channel's Vikings snagged the award for outstanding special visual effects in a supporting role.


Watchmen also won big at the Creative Emmys this year. 


Space shows racked up the awards too. HBO's The Apollo won for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special, CNN's Apollo 11 won awards for both outstanding picture editing for a nonfiction program and sound editing.

National Geographic won big too. National Geographic Presents: Creating Cosmos: Possible Worlds received the award for outstanding short form nonfiction or reality series. National Geographic's The Cave won for both outstanding cinematography for a nonfiction program as well as Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. National Geographic's Life Below Zero grabbed the award for outstanding cinematography for a reality program. 

Actor Maya Rudolph won her first Emmy for character voice-over performance in voicing the character Connie the Hormone Monstress on Netflix's Big Mouth. She also snagged an award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Maya Rudolph as Senator Kamala Harris on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Here's the full list of the 72nd Annual Creative Arts Emmy winners. Find out more about the main Emmy Awards Show on Sunday here

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