The Television Academy gave out their Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday night with the the HBO biopic of Bessie Smith's life, Bessie, taking home four, the Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways and the Superbowl Halftime Show taking home two each and the Grammy salute to Stevie Wonder winning one.
Bessie won for:
- Outstanding Television Movie
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
- Outstanding Mixing for a Limited Series or a Movie
- Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
- Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) - for episode Seattle
- Outstanding Sound Editing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) - for episode Seattle
- Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Special
- Outstanding Costumes For a Variety Program or Special.
Other music related nominees, including Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Sinatra: All or Nothing and Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!, went home empty handed.
The Creative Arts Emmys will be broadcast on September 19 at 8 and 10:30 on FXX.
Juried awards were previously announced with AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience winning Original Interactive Program
The balance of the Emmy Awards will be given out on Monday, September 20 on Fox.