Well sort of. President Obama’s episode of “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis on Funny Or Die won the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program. Executive producer and host Zach Galifianakis will be taking home the award, but it would have looked great sitting next to the President’s Grammys and Nobel Peace Prize.
Saturday Night Live took 5 creative arts Emmys back to the GE Building with them. The most of any individual series, comedy or otherwise. SNL picked up awards for hair styling, make-up, costumes, directing and one more for Jimmy Fallon who won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for hosting this past season. Jimmy beat out Louis CK who was also nominated for hosting Saturday Night Live along with Nathan Lane (Modern Family), Steve Buscemi (Portlandia), Gary Cole (Veep) and Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory). Fallon also won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Program for “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience”.
The Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award went to Uzo Aduba for playing ‘Crazy Eyes’ in “Orange Is The New Black”. The other women nominated were Uzo’s castmates Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne both for “Orange Is The New Black”, Joan Cusack for “Shameless” and Melissa McCarthy and Tina Fey, both for hosting “Saturday Night Live”.
Other variety category winners for comedy were the “AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks” which won Outstanding Variety Special and “The Colbert Report” which won Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special.
In the cartoon categories, “Bob’s Burgers” won Outstanding Animated Program and Harry Shearer took home an Emmy for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for playing Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns and Smithers on “The Simpsons”.
And congratulations to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for winning Best Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or A Variety Program”.