Los Angeles — Sunday night's Creative Arts Emmy Awards saw Barack Obama win his second and John Mulaney his third.
Obama earned another Emmy for outstanding narrator for his Netflix documentary series, “Working: What We Do All Day,” following a win for a national park series. Two Grammys are for his voice work on his autobiographical audiobooks.
The former president, who was not at the ceremony at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, beat Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Mahershala Ali, and Pedro Pascal in the most star-studded category at the Creative Arts Emmys, a two-night award show marathon that mostly honors minor television artists, crew members, and craftspeople.
Mulaney received an Emmy for authoring his Netflix comedy special, “Baby J,” which explored his drug addiction and rehabilitation.
“I can’t wait to show this award to our son for a special he will never, ever be allowed to watch,” Mulaney told his wife Olivia Munn, with whom he shares a 2-year-old, as he accepted the He earned Emmys for another comedy special and “Saturday Night Live” writing.
The Creative Arts Emmys, which began Saturday and ended Sunday, are a preview to the main Emmy event, hosted by “black-ish” actor Anthony Anderson, on Fox on Jan. 15. The Creative Arts Emmys, like the main show, are delayed four months by Hollywood's writers and actors strikes.
Sunday's night two, which concentrated on reality programs and other unscripted TV, was overshadowed by the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, “Queer Eye,” and “Welcome to Wrexham” were also winners. Ed Sheeran received his first Emmy on Saturday night for co-writing “A Beautiful Game” for “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+.
TV veterans Judith Light and Nick Offerman received their first Emmys for guest performances on Saturday. Offerman earned his for an episode of “The Last of Us,” which won eight Creative Arts Emmys and is a likely to win more at the Jan. 15 main event.
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