But HBO and Netflix are, once again, locked in a tough battle. HBO notched 25 Creative Arts wins over the weekend compared to Netflix’s 23. HBO has had the most or tied for the most Emmys of any outlet for 17 consecutive years. If Netflix can make up the difference next Sunday, one of television’s most formidable streaks could be broken.
The awards can also serve as an occasionally reliable bellwether for what will happen at next week’s Primetime Emmy Awards. The last four winners for the best comedy award has also taken home the outstanding casting category. On Sunday, best cast in a comedy was awarded to Amazon’s “Fleabag,” which appears to be in a dead heat in the best program comedy category against three-time winner “Veep” and last year’s winner, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
But overall, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” with its total of six Creative Arts Emmys, esaily outpaced both “Fleabag” (two) and “Veep” (zero).
On Saturday, Norman Lear, 97, became the oldest person ever to win an Emmy. He received the award as an executive producer of ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” which won the best live variety special award. It was Mr. Lear’s first Emmy win in 46 years, when “All in the Family” won best comedy in 1973.
The distinction previously belonged to Phil Hymes, the longtime “Saturday Night Live” lighting director, who won in the lighting design category in 2018 at age 95. (Mr. Hymes died in July.)
The actress Sandra Oh remains on the hunt for her elusive first Emmy win. She was nominated twice over the weekend, for her work guesting hosting “Saturday Night Live” and in best variety live special for her co-hosting duties at this year’s Golden Globes. She lost out on both.
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