At tonight’s Emmy Awards ceremony, genre fare has been faring pretty well so far. Tonight’s cermony–the Creative Arts Emmys, which disproportionately focus on the technical side of actually making good television–tends to be where the big special effects-driven shows pick up most of their wins, and this year appears so far to be no exception.
The Walking Dead, AMC’s ratings juggernaut based on the Image Comics/Skybound series created by Robert Kirkman, netted a trophy for the best “Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special,” while Game of Thrones picked up awards for Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), Sound Editing for a Series and Special Visual Effects, as well as sharing one for Art Direction in a Single Camera Series with its HBO network-mate Boardwalk Empire.
American Horror Story, a fan favorite show that’s been lukewarm with most critics, took home a Best Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie statue, and Futurama‘s Maurice LaMarche won for voice-over performance.
Keep your eyes on this site; when the Primetime Emmy Awards happen next Sunday, we’ll keep you posted if anything of interest takes home a prize!