HBO Hauls Home 20 Creative Arts EmmysNet's 'Behind the Candelabra' Falls One Short of Sweep 9/16/2013 12:04 AM Eastern
HBO took home the most statues, clocking in with 20 -- three more than last year -- at the 2013 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.
The network's Behind the Candelabra was the evening's big winner with the Liberace biopic taking home eight of the nine awards it was nominated for. The Sundance Channel's Top of the Lake broke the glittering telefilm's run when it won for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie.
The premium programmer also fared well with drama series Boardwalk Empire, nabbing four awards, and fantasy skein Game of Thrones receiving two. HBO's documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God took three Emmys.
CBS came in second with 15 awards. The 66th Annual Tony Awards won four statuettes, while the broadcaster's comedies How I Met Your Mother and the Big Bang Theory secured two apiece.
NBC was third with eight total golden ladies. Saturday Night Live earned three while The Office and 30 Rock took home one each.
Netflix broke ground as the first non-network to win with its House of Cards earning two Creative Arts Emmys. The series beat out HBO's Boardwalk Empire for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series.
Veteran voice over artist June Foray stepped on stage to accept the Governors Award. The artist, who began working in the industry at 12, said of the achievement, "In three days I am going to be 96 years old and this is one hell of a gift."
In the guest actress categories, Melissa Leo won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in FX's Louie, beating out Glee's Dot-Marie Jones and SNL's Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series went to Carrie Preston for her appearance in CBS' The Good Wife. Preston was up against The Americans' Margo Martindale and The Newsroom's Jane Fonda.
On the actor's side, Dan Bucatinsky won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role in ABC's Scandal, while Bob Newhart took home the statuette for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his part on CBS' The Big Bang Theory. Newhart said backstage that he was unprepared for the standing ovation he received.
Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum won their first Emmys for their reality hosting of Lifetime's Project Runway. "It's a very emotional night," said Gunn backstage. A very happy Klum added, "I can't stop smiling." This year marked the first time the show nominated Gunn and Klum as cohosts.
The show, produced by Spike Jones, Jr., will air on the new FXX Network on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.