‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ Netflix big winners on first night of Creative Arts Emmys

LOS ANGELES — “The Queen’s Gambit” and Netflix were the big winners on Saturday during the first of three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies.

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“The Queen’s Gambit” won seven awards, while Netflix led the network/platform categories with 12 victories, Variety reported.

The Creative Arts Emmys honor outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, along with superior work in the animation, reality, and documentary categories, according to Entertainment Weekly.

This year’s event is being held in a tent on the L.A. Live events deck in downtown Los Angeles and features three events in two days over the weekend, Variety reported.

The Sunday afternoon ceremony will feature categories such as animated programming, reality/competition host, narrator, documentary filmmaking, and structured and unstructured reality program, Variety reported. Sunday evening’s ceremony will focus on guest actor and actress, music and lyrics, short-form series, television movie, variety sketch series, variety special (live), and writing for a variety special.

Due to rising concerns about the COVID-19 delta variant, all attendees were required to show proof of vaccination or show a negative PCR test COVID-19 result, the website reported.

“The Queen’s Gambit” won awards in cinematography, costumes, editing, makeup, production design, sound editing and mixing.

Other big winners Saturday included Disney+’s “The Mandalorian,” FX’s “Pose” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” with three trophies apiece, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” and Disney+’s “WandaVision” won two apiece, the website reported.

Read the complete list of winners here or here.