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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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.)
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.
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.