Creative Arts Emmys: Eddie Murphy, Maya Rudolph, RuPaul Among Major Victors (Full Winners List)

  • Variety
Creative Arts Emmys: Eddie Murphy, Maya Rudolph, RuPaul Among Major Victors (Full Winners List)
This year’s fifth and final night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies aired Saturday night “virtually live” on Fxx, and viewers discovered that first hand, when a snafu happened late in the broadcast during the award for guest actor in a drama.

When the winner was revealed, the screen read Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) — but the voice over announced Jason Bateman, from “The Outsider.” Producers quickly realized their mistake, and pulled the visual down, going to commercial. When the show returned, an on-screen note offered an apology:

It turns out Cephas Jones was indeed the winner, although if he had sent in an acceptance speech, it wasn’t played.

And so goes Emmy 2020, a most unusual year that has led to a most unusual setup for this year’s Emmy Awards. A virtual Emmys was bound to have some hiccups, and this could perhaps be a
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