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Early Emmys: The Creative Arts

If you are a regular viewer of awards programs, then you know that there's always a segment during which a couple of celebrities read a long list of "previously presented" awards.

In the case of the 50th Annual Emmy Awards, the off-camera trophies, in the creative arts categories, were handed out Aug. 29.

Winners in the creative arts categories for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences annual primetime Emmy Awards:

  • Art Direction For A Series: The X-Files, Fox.
  • Art Direction For A Miniseries Or A Movie: Merlin, NBC.
  • Art Direction For A Variety Or Music Program: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (The Wonderful World of Disney), ABC.
  • Classical Music-Dance Program: Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach, PBS.
Mel Brooks (AP)
Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Mel Brooks, Mad About You, NBC.

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series: Emma Thompson, Ellen, ABC.

John Larroquette (AP)
Guest Actor In A Drama Series: John Larroquette, The Practice, ABC.

Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Cloris Leachman, Promised Land, CBS.

  • Commercial: Apple Computer, Think Different.
  • Casting For A Series: Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC.
  • Casting For A Miniseries Or A Movie: From the Earth to the Moon, HBO.
  • Choreography: Fame L.A., syndicated.
  • Sound Editing For A Series: ER, NBC.
  • Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: Rough Riders, TNT.
  • Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore): Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Becoming, Part 1," WB.
  • Music Composition For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Dramatic Underscore): Glory & Honor, TNT.
  • Music Direction: The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC.
  • Music And Lyrics: The Simpsons, Fox, song title: You're Checkin' In (A Musical Tribute to the Betty Ford Center).
  • Main Title Theme Music: Fame L.A., syndicated.
  • Sound Mixing For A Comedy Series Or A Special: Ally McBeal, Fox.
  • Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or A Special: The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC.
  • Sound Mixing For A Drama Series: Chicago Hope, "Brain Salad Surgry," CBS.
  • Sound Mixing For A Drama Miniseries Or A Movie: 12 Angry Men, Showtime.
  • Main Title Design: The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC.
  • Non-Fiction Special (Possibility of one or more than one award): Discovery Sunday - Vietnam POWs: Stories of Survival, Discovery Channel.
  • Non-Fiction Series (Possibility of one or more than one award): The American Experience, PBS.
  • Special Visual Effects For A Series: Yo-Yo Ma Inspired By Bach: The Sound of the Carceri, PBS.
  • Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries Or Movie: Merlin, NBC.
  • Technical Direction/Camera/Video For A Series: ER, "Ambush," NBC.
  • Technical Direction/Camera/Video For A Special: The Metropolitan Opera Presents Carmen, PBS.
  • Animated Program (For programming one hour or less): The Simpsons, Fox.
  • Voiceover Performance: Hank Azaria, The Simpsons, Fox.
  • Individual Achievement In Animation: Eric Radomski, Spawn, HBO.
  • Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Series: The X-Files, Kill Switch, Fox.
  • Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie: Gia, HBO.
  • Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Series: Frasier, "Room Service," NBC.
  • Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: Stomp Out Loud, HBO.
  • Cinematography For A Series: Law & Order, NBC.
  • Cinematography For A Miniseries Or A Movie: What the Deaf Man Heard, CBS.
  • Lighting Direction (Electronic) For A Comedy Series: Home Improvement, "A Night to Dismember," ABC.
  • Lighting Direction (Electronic) For A Drama Series, Variety Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC.
  • Costuming For A Series: NewsRadio, NBC.
  • Costuming For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: (Possibility of one or no award) The Pentagon Wars, HBO.
  • Costume Design For A Series: The Magnificent Seven, CBS.
  • Costume Design For A Miniseries Or A Movie: Merlin, NBC.
  • Costume Design For A Variety Or Music Program: Tracey Takes On ..., HBO.
  • Hairstyling For A Series: Tracey Takes On ...: Smoking, HBO.
  • Hairstyling For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: From The Earth to The Moon, HBO.
  • Makeup For A Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Surprise/Innocence," WB.
  • Makeup For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: Merlin, NBC.
  • Children's Program (Possibility of one or more than one award.): Muppets Tonight, Disney Channel. Nick News Special Edition: What Are You Staring At? Nickelodeon.
  • Cinematography: National Geographic Special: America's ndangered Species: Don't Say Good-bye, NBC; Wolves at Our Door, Discovery Channel.
  • Sound Editing: National Geographic Explorer, TBS Superstation.
  • Sound Mixing: Wolves at Our Door, Discovery Channel.
Engineering Emmys announced in advance:
  • Digital Projection International's POWER Displays incorporating Texas Instruments' Digital Micromirror Device.
  • Tiffen Camera Filters.
  • Philips Digital Video Systems and Eastman Kodak's Spirit DataCine.
  • The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Engineering Achievement Award to Yves Faroudja.
Governors Awards, announced in advance:
  • National Geographic Television.
  • Learning Channel's Great Books Literacy Project.