The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held this past weekend in Los Angeles to honor TV’s behind-the-scenes achievements. In addition, the wins could pave the way for five productions in particular to clean up at Monday’s 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost on NBC.
NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live,” staged at the Marcy Avenue Armory in Brooklyn, was among the night’s major winners. The musical picked up five Creative Arts trophies, including one for Outstanding Variety Special (Live), along with honors for production design, sound mixing, technical direction and lighting design.
Co-executive producer John Legend became the newest member of the EGOT club, adding a winged Emmy statuette to his Grammys, Oscar and Tony. Next week he’ll go up against Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace”) and Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”) in the Primetime Emmys’ Lead Actor category for a limited series/TV movie for his title-role performance.