Past winner and host Kathy Griffin calls them “the Schmemmies” and jokes that they’re a seven-hour endurance test, but the Creative Arts Emmys are actually the ceremony at which two-thirds of all Primetime Emmy Awards are handed out. This year’s show takes place Saturday night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, with an edited version airing on E! the following Friday night.
With six dozen categories up for grabs, the Creative Arts Emmys nominees cut a wide swath through the television business, from kids’ shows to reality TV, movies to advertisements to interactive. Pictured are a few of the more than a thousand nominees.