"Watchmen" Earns Its 5th Emmy, Tying For The Creative Arts Lead With "The Mandalorian"
Regina King (foregound) in a scene from “Watchmen" which has won five Creative Arts Emmys, tying it with "The Mandalorian" for the most thus far this season (photo by Mark Hill/courtesy of HBO)
Quibi scores its first Emmys on the strength of "#FreeRayshawn" during Creative Arts ceremony, night #4
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With the Creative Arts Emmy finale coming on Saturday followed by the marquee primetime Emmys telecast on Sunday, Watchmen (HBO) finds itself tied for the lead thus far with five wins. The latest honor came this evening (9/17), the fourth night of virtual Creative Arts Emmy ceremonies, as Watchmen topped the Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score) category. Composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross took this Emmy specifically for the Watchmen episode titled “It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice.”

On Wednesday night (9/16), Watchmen scored its first four Emmy wins. This evening’s Original Dramatic Score honor deadlocked Watchmen with The Mandalorian (Disney+), which garnered its five wins yesterday.

While The Mandalorian wins marked the first Emmys for Disney+, tonight’s Creative Arts proceedings did the same for Quibi, the mobile phone platform which offers installments of movies and TV in 10 minutes or less. Quibi’s engrossing crime drama series #FreeRayshawn topped both the best actor and actress categories for short-form comedy or drama series. Laurence Fishburne won for his portrayal of police Lt. Steven Poincy while Jasmine Cehpas Jones scored in the role of Tyisha.

Saturday’s fifth and final Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony this season will be televised on the FXX network and like the first four installments will be emceed by actress, comedian and author Nicole Byer, who also is known for her hosting duties on Netflix’s Nailed It!

The primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday will be on ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Here’s a rundown of winners on night four of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Derivative Interactive Program
Big Mouth Guide To Life • Netflix • Social Life / Netflix Social Life | Part of Jellyfish Group

Outstanding Original Interactive Program
The Messy Truth VR Experience • Oculus • Magic Labs Media, EAB, RYOT
Brie Larson, Producer
Van Jones, Producer; Executive Producer
Elijah Allan-Blitz, Director; Producer; Executive Producer
Jana Carter, Executive Producer

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
Forky Asks A Question: What Is Love? • Disney+ • Pixar Animation Studios

Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
Better Call Saul Employee Training: Legal Ethics With Kim Wexler • AMC.com • AMC Digital Studio, Bacon & Sons Film Co.
Dan Appel, Executive Producer
Vince Gilligan, Executive Producer
Peter Gould, Executive Producer
Ariel Levine, Executive Producer
Melissa Bernstein, Executive Producer
James Heth, Producer

Outstanding Actor In a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
#FreeRayshawn • Quibi • Fuqua Films / Sony Pictures Television
Laurence Fishburne as Lt. Steven Poincy

Outstanding Actress In a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
#FreeRayshawn • Quibi • Fuqua Films / Sony Pictures Television
Jasmine Cephas Jones as Tyisha

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
Schitt’s Creek • Pop TV • Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.
Lisa Parasyn, CSA, Casting by
Jon Comerford, CSA, Casting by

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Succession • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions
Avy Kaufman, CSA, Casting by
Francine Maisler, CSA, Original Casting by

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Big Mouth • How To Have An Orgasm • Netflix • Netflix 
Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress

Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Watchmen • It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Television & DC Comics
Trent Reznor, Music by
Atticus Ross, Music By

Outstanding Music Supervision
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • It’s Comedy Or Cabbage • Prime Video • Amazon Studios
Robin Urdang, Music Supervisor
Amy Sherman-Palladino, Music Supervisor
Daniel Palladino, Music Supervisor

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Hollywood • Netflix • Netflix
Nathan Barr, Theme Music by

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
Euphoria • And Salt The Earth Behind You / Song Title: All For Us • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Reasonable Bunch, A24, Little Lamb, Dreamcrew, ADD Content Agency | HOT | TCDY Productions
Labrinth, Music & Lyrics

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program
Shameless • Showtime • Warner Bros. Television, John Wells Productions
Eddie Perez, Stunt Coordinator

Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist • Routines: All I Do Is Win, I’ve Got the Music in Me, Crazy • NBC • Lionsgate and Universal Television in association with Zihuatanejo Productions, The Tannenbaum Company, Feigco Entertainment and Polygram Entertainment
Mandy Moore, Choreographer

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
Archer • Road Trip • FX Networks • FX Productions
Jill Dykxhoorn, Lead Background Artist

Cosmos: Possible Worlds • Vavilov • National Geographic • Possible Worlds LLC. in association with FOX
Dan MacKenzie, Character Animator

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal • Spear and Fang • Adult Swim • Cartoon Network Studios
Genndy Tartakovsky, Storyboard Artist

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal • Spear and Fang • Adult Swim • Cartoon Network Studios
Scott Wills, Art Director

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal • A Cold Death • Adult Swim • Cartoon Network Studios
Stephen DeStefano, Character Designer

Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Programming
Create Together • YouTube • HITRECORD, Brian Graden Media, YouTube Originals
Brian Graden Media
YouTube Originals
Sam Wasserman, Executive Producer
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Executive Producer

The Line • Oculus • ARVORE Immersive Experiences
ARVORE Immersive Experiences
Facebook’s Oculus
Ricardo Laganaro, Director
Ricardo Justus, Executive Producer
Edouard de Montmort, Executive Producer

Outstanding Motion Design
Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates • Netflix • A Concordia Studio Production
Leanne Dare, Creative Director
Eben McCue, Animator
Sebastian Hoppe-Fuentes, Animator
David Navas, Animator


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