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Awards Categories to be Presented at the Emmys and Creative Arts Ceremonies

The Television Academy today announced which awards categories would be presented during the 70th Emmy Awards and each of the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies.

The 70th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17, (8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT) on NBC. Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost and Michael Che will co-host, and the telecast will be produced by Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live; The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon).

Awards presented during the 70th Emmy telecast will include Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series, Limited Series, Reality Competition, and Variety Talk and Sketch Series along with several Outstanding Acting, Directing and Writing awards.

The Creative Arts ceremonies, recognizing remarkable creative and technical achievements in television, will take place over two consecutive nights — Saturday, September 8, at 5:00 PM PDT and Sunday, September 9, at 4:00 PM PDT — at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be produced by Bob Bain and his company, Bob Bain Productions.

Creative Arts Saturday will present technical and creative achievement categories for Animation and scripted programming including Comedy, Drama and Limited Series while Creative Arts Sunday will present categories related to Documentary, Reality and Variety programming.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air on Saturday, September 15, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on FXX.

Below are three complete lists of awards to be presented at the 70th Emmy Awards and the two 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies, respectively.

The lists below are alphabetical and do not represent the order in which the awards will be presented.


Saturday, September 8, 2018 Creative Arts Awards Categories

  • Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
  • Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
  • Outstanding Animated Program

  • Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
  • Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

  • Outstanding Children's Program

  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
  • Outstanding Commercial
  • Outstanding Contemporary Costumes

  • Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program

  • Outstanding Fantasy-Sci-Fi Costumes
  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie

  • Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series

  • Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation

  • Outstanding Main Title Design

  • Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)

  • Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

  • Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Outstanding Music Supervision
  • Outstanding Original Interactive Program

  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
  • Outstanding Period Costumes 

  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less)

  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More)
  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)

  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special

  • Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

  • Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie

  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special

  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role

  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Television Movie



Sunday, September 9, 2018 Creative Arts Awards Categories

  • Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program

  • Outstanding Choreography

  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program

  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program

  • Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming

  • Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within An Unscripted Program
  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

  • Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program
  • Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program

  • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

  • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

  • Outstanding Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

  • Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special

  • Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

  • Outstanding Informational Series or Special

  • Outstanding Innovation In Interactive Programming

  • Outstanding Interactive Program

  • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series

  • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special

  • Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Outstanding Motion Design

  • Outstanding Music Direction

  • Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
  • Outstanding Narrator

  • Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program
  • Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program

  • Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program

  • Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming

  • Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Reality or Reality-Competition Series
  • Outstanding Production Design For Variety Special
  • Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series

  • Outstanding Short Form Variety Series

  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special

  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program

  • Outstanding Structured Reality Program

  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series
  • Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

  • Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
  • Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
  • Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program


Monday, September 17, 2017 Telecast Awards Categories

  • Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

  • Outstanding Drama Series

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Outstanding Limited Series

  • Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
  • Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
 

For the press release, click here. For a downloadable list of awards to be presented at the 70th Emmy Awards and the two 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies, click here.

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Stephanie Goodell
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