The two wins came in an episode hosted by one of the show’s star episodes, Eddie Murphy.
Saturday Night Live on Tuesday (September 15) she won three Emmy Awards at the Emmy Creative Arts Competition. SNL has now won 80 Emmys, more than any other series in television history. This year’s victories include an outstanding series of sketches for the fourth year in a row and two Emmys for an episode hosted by one star star, Eddie Murphy.
Last week tonight with John Oliver also won three Emmy nights. The HBO series has won outstanding pop series in the last four years and has a great chance to pass five years in a row in this category of tent on Sunday at the Emmy TV.
Three shows each won two Emmy nights at night ̵1; Living in front of a studio audience: everyone in the family and good times; Drag Race RuPaul (Episode: “Me and the bitch”); and Oscar.
This is the second year in a row Live in front of a studio audience the franchise won an outstanding pop special (live). Last year, Living in front of a studio audience: Everyone in the family of Norman Lear and Jefferson taking the honor. This, of course, is not due to lack of competition: in both years, the franchise beat the “Oscar”, “Golden Globe” and “Tonis”.
Everyone in the family in the ’70s was Emmy Juggernaut, winning four awards for best comedy series, more than any other series in a decade. But Jefferson won only two awards in its initial period (one for star Isabel Sanford, the other for editing a videotape). Good times has never even been nominated for an Emmy.
Drag Race RuPaul also won two Emmys at the previous night’s Emmy of Creative Arts, which focused on reality and non-fiction programming. He won an outstanding casting for a reality show and an outstanding image montage for a structured reality or competition program.
Karaoke Carpool: Series for the third year in a row took an outstanding short series. This is the ninth Emmy victory since 2016 for executive producer Ben Winston, who is set to become the lead producer of “The Greatest Music Night” since the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in January.
Ricky Minor received an award for outstanding musical direction Kennedy Center with Honors. This year’s edition of this CBS perennial had a strong musical focus, with Earth, Wind & Fire, Linda Ronstadt and Michael Tilson Thomas. This is Emmy’s second victory in Minor.
Here is the full list of winners from the second evening of pre-TV shows:
Outstanding Special (Live) – Living in front of a studio audience: everyone in the family and good times (ABC)
Outstanding short series – Karaoke Carpool: Series (Apple TV)
Outstanding series of sketches – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Outstanding musical direction – Ricky Minor for Kennedy Center with Honors (CBS)
Outstanding directing for a variety series – Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Host: Eddie Murphy”), Director: Don Roy King (NBC)
Great script for a pop series – Last week tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Outstanding modern hairstyles for pop, science or real program –Drag Race RuPaul (Episode: “I’m this bitch”) (VH1)
Outstanding modern make-up for a variety, scientific or real program (for non-prosthetics) – Drag Race RuPaul (Episode: “I’m this bitch”) (VH1)
Outstanding costumes for a variety, science or real program – Singer in masks (Episode: “Starting Mask of the Season: Group A”) (Fox)
Outstanding lighting design / Lighting direction for various varieties – Super Bowl LIV breaks with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira in the lead roles (Fox)
Excellent image editing for pop programming – Last week tonight with John Oliver – Ryan Barger (segment: “Eat, Bob!”) (HBO)
Outstanding product design for a pop, real or competition series – Saturday Night Live (Episodes: “Host: Eddie Murphy”, “Host: John Mulani”) (NBC)
Outstanding product design for a variety – Oscar (ABC)
Excellent sound mixing for a pop series or special – Oscar (ABC)
Outstanding technical instructions, camera work, video management for the series – Last week tonight with John Oliver (Episode: “Episode 629”) (HBO)
Outstanding technical guidance, camera work, video management for special – Live broadcast in front of the studio audience: “Everyone in the family” and “Good times” (ABC)
Nicole Bayer, Emmy nominee Nailed! held the ceremony before the TV show on Tuesday, as she did on Monday night and on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Speakers included Josh Flagg (Listing of millions of dollars in Los Angeles), Chris Hardwick (Wall; The talking dead), Sofia Hublitz (Ozark), Thomas Lennon (Renault 911), Desus Nice & The Kid Mero (Desus and Mero), Jeremy Pope (Hollywood), Issa Rae (Sketch show “Black Lady”; Unsure) and Tracy Tutor (Listing of millions of dollars in Los Angeles).