This Saturday marked Night 1 of the Primetime Emmy Awards’ two-part creative arts ceremony, and FX’s The People vs. O.J. Simpson came out of the gate with four early wins — including for Casting and Hairstyling (for a Limited Series or Movie) — ahead of the Big Show on Sunday, Sept. 18.
All told, People vs. O.J. entered this year’s Emmys with 22 total nominations, second only to HBO’s Game of Thrones (which amassed 23).
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seven nine of its nods, including in stunt coordination, special visual effects and casting categories. FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel on Saturday picked up a pair of Emmys, in costuming and makeup categories.
Saturday Night Live cohosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who made Emmy history by sharing a Guest Actress nomination, doubled down on that first by winning the category (marking Poehler’s first gold), besting fellow SNL hosts Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer, Big Bang Theory moms Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf, and Transparent‘s Melora Hardin. Girls‘ Peter Scolari, a late addition to the race after Veep‘s Peter MacNicol got disqualified, wound up winning for Guest Actor in a Comedy.
On the drama side, Ray Donovan‘s Hank Azaria was named Outstanding Guest Actor, while The Americans‘ Margo Martindale repeated as Guest Actress.
Fargo Season 2, which placed third this year with 18 total nods, thus far has converted on two, for Cinematography and Single-Camera Picture Editing (for a Limited Series or Movie).
Among first-timers, Marvel’s Jessica Jones was deemed to have the best Original Main Title Theme Music, The Man in the High Castle won for Original Main Title Design and Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series, and Mr. Robot grabbed gold for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won for Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series.
Emmys.com has a list of all winners thus far.
Night 2 of the Creative Arts Awards will be held this Sunday. An edited broadcast of this weekend’s ceremonies will air on FXX on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8/7c.