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Creative Arts Emmys Categories Set For Three Separate Ceremonies; All Shows To Require Proof Of Vaccination

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UPDATED with more info: The Television Academy said Friday that its Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be bestowed over three ceremonies the weekend of September 11-12, with one ceremony on Saturday and two on Sunday. Like the Primetime Emmys on September 19, all three shows will be in front of limited live audiences at the Microsoft Theater campus at L.A. Live.

The Saturday, September 11 ceremony will be at 5 p.m. PT, while Sundays doubleheader will see separate ceremonies at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. An edited presentation of all three nights will air Saturday, September 18 in a two-hour broadcast on FXX.

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After trimming the number of categories for the virtual main Primetime Emmy ceremony to 23 in 2020, the TV Academy also confirmed today it is expanding the Primetime field to 25 categories this year, adding back Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and moving Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), recently awarded at the Creative Emmys, to the network telecast. The number of categories is still below the 27 presented in 2019, with Television Movie, Variety Sketch Series and Directing for Variety Series kept on the Creative Arts docket.

The TV Academy has said attendees to its live ceremonies will be limited to nominees and their guests. Attendees at all four shows will be required to show proof of vaccination for admittance.

The recent rise of the Delta variant has made it difficult to finalize plans for this year’s Emmy events. Last week, the TV Academy said it won’t put on its annual post-ceremony series of Governors Balls for a second year in a row. Last year, the Creative Arts awards were handed out virtually over five nights with Nicole Byer hosting all five shows.

Here are the categories for each day of the 2021 Creative Arts and Primetime ceremonies:

CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARDS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
(5 PM PT)

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited or Anthology 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 Contemporary Costumes
Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling
Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling For A Variety, Nonfiction, Or Reality Program
Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)
Outstanding Contemporary Makeup For A Variety, Nonfiction, Or Reality Program (NonProsthetic)
Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction, Or Reality Programming
Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
Outstanding Innovation In Interactive Programming
Outstanding Interactive Program
Outstanding Main Title Design
Outstanding Motion Design
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling
Outstanding Period Costumes
Outstanding Period Makeup And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)
Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming
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 Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour)
Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Special
Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality, Or Competition Series
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup
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 or Anthology Series or Movie
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited or Anthology Series, Movie, Or Special
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 or Anthology Series or Movie
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series or Special

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12
(1 PM PT)

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking
Outstanding Animated Program
Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program
Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program
Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program
Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program
Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special
Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation
Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic
Score)
Outstanding Narrator
Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program
Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality Or Competition Program
Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program
Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single Or Multi-Camera)
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single Or Multi-Camera)
Outstanding Structured Reality Program
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
(5 PM PT)

Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Outstanding Casting For A Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie
Outstanding Choreography For Scripted Programming
Outstanding Choreography For Variety Or Reality Programming
Outstanding Commercial
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
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 Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited or Anthology Series, Movie, Or Special
(Original Dramatic Score)
Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Outstanding Music Direction
Outstanding Music Supervision
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie
Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode
Outstanding Stunt Coordination
Outstanding Stunt Performance
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Special
Outstanding Television Movie
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

(Sunday, September 19, 5 p.m., CBS)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Competition Program
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Outstanding Directing For A Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie
Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie
Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Outstanding Writing For A Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

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