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72nd Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Night Two

September 16, 2020 | By

Second Night Focuses on Variety Programming

72nd-emmys-noms.2020 (2).1The 72nd Creative Arts Emmy Awards continued as Night Two honored outstanding artistic and technical achievement in the variety programming categories. Once again, Emmy nominee Nicole Byer opened the program as the host of the five-night ceremony. The second night was broadcast on emmys.com on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, and a total of 16 awards were passed out at the online event.

Insecure actress Issa Rae kicked off Night Two by presenting the Music Direction and the Short Form Variety Series categories. Music Director Rickey Minor took home the Outstanding Music Direction for The Kennedy Center Honors, and the Outstanding Short Form Variety Series went to Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

The second presenters of the evening were Desus Nice & The Kid Mero, announcing the costumes, hairstyling, and makeup winners. Costume Designer Marina Toybina, Costume Supervisor Grainne O’Sullivan, along with Assistant Costume Designers Gabrielle Letamendi and Candice Rainwater won the Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Program for “The Season Kick-Off Mask-Off: Group A” from the third season of The Masked Singer. RuPaul’s Drag Race captured the other two trophies in Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling and Makeup for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Program for the episode “I’m That Bitch,” the winners including Department Head Hairstylist Curtis Foreman, hairstylist Ryan Randall, Department Head Makeup Artist Natasha Marcelina, and makeup artists David Petruschin, Jen Fregozo, and Nicole Faulkner.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Photo: HBO)

As the third presenter, Thomas Lennon mentioned the writing and directing categories. The Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series went to the writing team of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and legendary director Don Roy King once again dominated the Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series for the Saturday Night Live episode: “Host: Eddie Murphy.”

Jeremy Pope handed out the next categories for lighting, picture editing, and sound mixing. The lighting technical team of the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira secured the Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special. Editor Ryan Barger topped the Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming for the segment “Eat Shit, Bob!” in Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and the sound mixing team for The Oscars were rewarded the Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special. 

Ozark’s Sofia Hublitz introduced the technical direction accolades. The Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Special went to Live in Front Of A Studio Audience: “All In The Family” And “Good Times.” While, the technical team on “Episode 629” of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took the other Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series.

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Saturday Night Live (Photo: NBC)

The fifth presenters of the night were Josh Flagg and Tracy Tutor to call out the Production Design categories. The Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Reality, or Competition Series was awarded to Production Designers Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, Keith Ian Raywood, and N. Joseph Detullio for their design of Saturday Night Live “Host: Eddie Murphy, Host: John Mulaney.” Production designer Jason Sherwood (interviewed by Below the Line last month) and Art Director Alana Billingsley bested the Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special for The Oscars.

Night Two was capped off by Chris Hardwick with the Variety Sketch Series and Special honor. Saturday Night Liveonce again dominated the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, and the final category of Outstanding Variety Special (LIVE) was given to Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: “All In The Family” And “Good Times”.

You can read the full list of winners from Night Two below:

VARIETY PROGRAMMING WINNERS:

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION:
The Kennedy Center Honors
CBS
White Cherry Entertainment
Rickey Minor, Music Director

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM VARIETY SERIES:
Carpool Karaoke: The Series
Apple Music
CBS Television Studios, Fulwell 73
Ben Winston, Executive Producer
James Corden, Executive Producer
Eric Pankowski, Executive Producer
David Young, Co-Executive Producer
Sheila Rogers, Supervising Producer
Diana Miller, Producer

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION, OR REALITY PROGRAM:
The Masked Singer
“The Season Kick-Off Mask-Off: Group A”
Fox
Fox Alternative Entertainment Studios
Marina Toybina, Costume Designer
Grainne O’Sullivan, Costume Supervisor
Gabrielle Letamendi, Assistant Costume Designer
Candice Rainwater, Assistant Costume Designer

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY HAIRSTYLING FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION, OR REALITY PROGRAM:
RuPaul’s Drag Race
“I’m That Bitch”
VH1
World of Wonder Productions
Curtis Foreman, Department Head Hairstylist
Ryan Randall, Hairstylist

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY MAKEUP FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM (NONPROSTHETIC):
RuPaul’s Drag Race
“I’m That Bitch”
VH1
World of Wonder Productions
Natasha Marcelina, Department Head Makeup Artist
David Petruschin, Makeup Artist
Jen Fregozo, Makeup Artist
Nicole Faulkner, Makeup Artist

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES:
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
HBO
HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television
John Oliver, Written by
Tim Carvell, Written by
Daniel O’Brien, Written by
Owen Parsons, Written by
Charlie Redd, Written by
Joanna Rothkopf, Written by
Ben Silva, Written by
Seena Vali, Written by

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES:
Saturday Night Live
“Host: Eddie Murphy”
NBC
SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Don Roy King, Directed by

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL:
Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira
Fox
NFL Network
Robert Barnhart, Lighting Designer
David Grill, Lighting Director
Pete Radice, Lighting Director
Pat rick Brazil, Lighting Director
Jason Rudolph, Lighting Director

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING:
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
“Eat Sh*t, Bob! (segment)”
HBO
HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen
String Jack Productions and Avalon Television
Ryan Barger, Editor

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL:
The Oscars
ABC
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Paul Sandweiss, Production Mixer
Tommy Vicari, Orchestra Music Mixer
Biff Dawes, Music Mixer
Pablo Munguia, Pro Tools Mixer
Kristian Pedregon, Post Audio
Pat rick Baltzell, House P.A. Mixer
Michael Parker, Monitor Mixer
Christian Schrader, Supplemental Audio
John Perez, VO Mixer
Marc Repp, Music Mix Engineer
Thomas Pesa, Orchestra Monitor Mixer

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SPECIAL:
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: “All In The Family” And “Good Times”
ABC
Sony Pictures Television, Act III Productions, Kimmelot, D’Arconville, Gary Sanchez Productions, Simpson Street
Eric Becker, Technical Director
Kevin Faust, Video Cont rol
Ron Hirshman, Camera
Ed Horton, Camera
Helena Jackson, Camera
Jon Purdy, Camera
Jimmy Velarde, Camera
Allen Merriweather, Camera
Greg Grouwinkel, Camera
Randy Gomez Sr., Camera
Andrew Ansnick, Camera

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES:
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
“Episode 629”
HBO
HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television
Dave Saretsky, Technical Director
Augie Yuson, Video Control
Dante Pagano, Camera
John Harrison, Camera
Rob Bolton, Camera (Jib)
Tim Quigley, Camera
Phil Salanto, Camera
Rich Freedman, Camera (Jib)
Joe Debonis, Camera (Steadi)
Michael Hauer, SteadiCam
Lucan Owen, B Cam
Scotty Buckler, C Cam
Russell Swanson, Camera

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY, REALITY, OR COMPETITION SERIES:
Saturday Night Live
“Host: Eddie Murphy, Host: John Mulaney”
NBC
Eugene Lee, Production Designer
Akira Yoshimura, Production Designer
Keith Ian Raywood, Production Designer
Joseph Detullio, Production Designer

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL:
The Oscars
ABC
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Jason Sherwood, Production Designer
Alana Billingsley, Art Director

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES:
Saturday Night Live
NBC
SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (LIVE):
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: “All In The Family” And “Good Times”
ABC
Sony Pictures Television, Act III Productions, Kimmelot, D’Arconville, Gary Sanchez Productions, Simpson Street

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