(CelebrityAccess) — The 71st Emmy Awards got underway over the weekend with the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
HBO ruled the roost on Sunday, with the premium cable network’s much-vaunted “The Game of Thrones” series winning an impressive 10 trophies, while their horrifying limited series “Chernobyl” took six.
Streaming service Amazon’s series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took home six awards, including acting accolades for Jane Lynch, for her portrayal of Sophie Lennon; and Luke Kirby, who won outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for his portrayal of comedian Lenny Bruce.
Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones, who are featured in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” picked up acting awards for outstanding guest actor and actress in a drama series, respectively.
RuPaul’s Drag Race, which was recently renewed, netted awards for outstanding host for a reality program for RuPaul, as well as trophies for outstanding costumes, makeup and hairstyling.
Other winners included ABC, who were recognized for their revival of Norman Lear’s comedies All in the Family and The Jeffersons. The revival featured an all-star cast of actors including Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei as Archie and Edith Bunker and Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes as George and Louise Jefferson as they recreated an iconic episode for both shows in front of a live audience.
CNN picked up five Emmys included two for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Bourdain, who died in June of last year, won two posthumously — and consecutively — outstanding informational series or special, writing for a nonfiction program), two for United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (outstanding unstructured reality program, picture editing) and one for RBG, a documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking).
Five trophies went to NBC included wins Saturday Night Live (production design, lighting design, nonprosthetic makeup), Creating Saturday Night Live (short form reality or variety series) and the reality competition World of Dance (choreography).
The Prime Time Emmys will be held on Sept 22nd at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles.