Saturday Night Live was the biggest show winner last weekend during the “creative arts” portion of the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress nods for both Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy for their guest appearances last season, but W. Kamau Bell, Samantha Bee and James Corden also were among the notable comedians to take home Emmys, too.
Bell’s United Shades of America on CNN won for outstanding unstructured reality program; Bee, for outstanding writing for a variety special for her Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner; and Corden, his second consecutive variety special Emmy win for Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017.
That means, of course, a shut-out for the stand-up comedy specials in the Emmys this year. I know, right?
Rachel Bloom of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend sang her ode to the Emmys live to open the ceremonies. You’ll be able to see this and the acceptance speeches during the official edited broadcast of the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 16, 2017, on FXX.
Of note to comedians and comedy fans:
Outstanding Variety Special: Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017 (CBS)
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special: Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (TBS)
Samantha Bee, Writer
Jo Miller, Writer
Ashley Nicole Black, Writer
Pat Cassels, Writer
Eric Drysdale, Writer
Mathan Erhardt, Writer
Travon Free, Writer
Joe Grossman, Writer
Miles Kahn, Writer
Melinda Taub, Writer
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)
Jimmy Fox, Executive Producer
Gregory J. Lipstone, Executive Producer
Layla Smith, Executive Producer
W. Kamau Bell, Executive Producer
Donny Jackson, Executive Producer
Justin Yungfleisch, Co-Executive Producer
Steven Dickert, Co-Executive Producer
David E.J. Berger, Supervising Producer
Amy Entelis, Executive Producer
Lizzie Fox, Executive Producer
SNL also won in Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Limited Series Special (the Jimmy Fallon episode) and Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) (the Alec Baldwin episode).
Outstanding Animated Program: Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy (FOX) (as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire)
Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Outstanding Interactive Program: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Outstanding Short Form Variety Series: The Daily Show – Between The Scenes (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series: Veep (HBO) by Dorian Frankel and Sibby Kirchgessner
Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series: Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training (AMC)
Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series: Kim Estes, Dicks (Vimeo)
Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series: Jane Lynch, Dropping The Soap (Amazon)