Emmys 2012: HBO, Fueled by Game of Thrones, and CBS Lead Early Winners; Smash Pulls Upset

Emmy Winners 2012If this year’s Creative Arts Emmys took place in Westeros, HBO would’ve easily ascended to the Iron Throne.

Fueled by its original series Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, with a little love thrown at the Clive Owen-Nicole Kidman movie Hemingway & Gellhorn to boot, the pay cabler walked away from the evening with 17 total wins, including six for Thrones alone. (Last year, the fantasy saga grabbed gold just twice, even including at the Big Show.)

CBS placed a solid second with 13 wins, including five total for its coverage of the Grammys and Tonys, plus a pair for, yes, Two and a Half Men, where Kathy Bates won for Guest Actress in a Comedy.

In addition to the aforementioned shows, other programs collecting multiple wins included Saturday Night Live and Frozen Planet (with four apiece), Great Expectations (three), and Homeland and Deadliest Catch (which each caught a pair).

Among upsets, Nickelodeon’s The Penguins of Madagascar won Outstanding Animated Series over The Simpsons, and NBC’s Smash bested So You Think You Can Dance for best choreography.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air next Saturday, Sept. 22, on ReelzChannel, and the Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, Sept. 23, on ABC.

Here’s a list of most of the winners. Visit the nice people at goldderby.com for anything you don’t see here.

Casting in a Drama Series | Homeland (Showtime)
Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special | Game Change (HBO)
Casting For A Comedy Series | Girls (HBO)

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series | Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men
Guest Actor In A Comedy Series | Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Guest Actor In A Drama Series | Jeremy Davies, Justified
Guest Actress In A Drama Series | Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife

Directing For A Variety SeriesSaturday Night Live (NBC)

Writing For A Variety SeriesThe Daily Show (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Variety Special | The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)

Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special | The Walking Dead (AMC)
Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) | 
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic) | 
Hatfields & McCoys (History)
Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) | Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special | Masterpiece: Great Expectations (PBS)

Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie | American Horror Story (FX)
Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special | Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Choreography | Smash (NBC)

Reality Program | Undercover Boss (CBS)

Music Direction | The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) | Downton Abbey (PBS)
Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score) | Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
Original Music And Lyrics | The 65th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series | 2 Broke Girls (CBS)
Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series | A tie: Boardwalk Empire (HBO) and Game of Thrones (HBO)
Art Direction For Variety or Nonfiction Programming | A tie: The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS) and The 65th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series | Homeland (Showtime)
Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series | Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series | How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Picture Editing For Reality Programming | Deadliest Catch (Discovery)

Animated Program | The Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)
Short-format Animated Program | Regular Show (Cartoon Network) 

Voice-over Performance | Maurice LaMarche, Futurama (Comedy Central)

Special Visual Effects | Game of Thrones (HBO)
Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role | Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Stunt Coordination | Southland (TNT)

Main Title Design | Masterpiece: Great Expectations (PBS)
Original Main Title Theme Music | Masterpiece: Page Eight (PBS)

Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera) | Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies (A&E)
Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) | Game of Thrones (HBO)
Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) | Modern Family (ABC)
Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie | Hatfield & McCoys (History)
Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or Special | The 84th Annual Academy Awards (ABC)
Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special | Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming | Frozen Planet (BBC/Discovery)
Sound Editing For A Series | Game of Thrones (HBO)

Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series | Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series | Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie | Masterpiece: Great Expectations (PBS)
Cinematography For Reality Programming |  Deadliest Catch (Discovery) 
Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming | Frozen Planet (BBC/Discovery)

Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series | Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety, Music, Or Comedy Series | So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety, Music, Or Comedy Special | The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)

Outstanding Nonfiction Series | Frozen Planet (BBC/Discovery)

Outstanding Special Class Program |  The 65th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Outstanding Special Class Program Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program | Childrens Hospital (Cartoon Network)