Hit TV mini-series JOHN ADAMS took the top spot at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday night (13Sep08) winning eight out of its 23 nominations.
The historical HBO show, which tells the story of the second U.S. president, scooped gongs for visual effects, casting, prosthetic make-up, costumes, editing, sound mixing, art direction and cinematography.
HBO also took the top network spot, picking up 16 awards in total at the 60th annual ceremony in Los Angeles. ABC followed in second with nine awards including two for Pushing Daisies, starring British actress Anna Friel.
Comedy cartoon series The Simpsons was awarded the best half-hour animated show prize for the tenth time, and Comedy Central’s controversial South Park collected the award for best hour-long series.
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon failed to show up to pick up her Emmy for best guest actress in a drama, following a spell on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU as a woman with multiple personalities.
The best guest actor in a drama prize went to Glynn Turman, ex-husband of
singer Aretha Franklin, for his role in HBO’s In Treatment.
Forrest Gump star Tom Hanks made an appearance at the ceremony, presenting the Governor’s Award to National Geographic’s Preserve Our Planet campaign for its fight to address global warming. The actor told the audience, “With National Geographic’s help, our planet will be a better place for our kids.”