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The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which honors all the categories not featured during the regular Primetime Emmys broadcast (Sunday, Sept. 23), were held Sunday afternoon -- and HBO's Game of Thrones received the most love.
The epic fantasy series scored a dominating six wins -- upsetting other shows with more overall nominations such as American Horror Story, Mad Men and Downton Abbey during the three-and-a-half-hour ceremony at the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles.
Known for being exhaustingly long and considerably less glitzy than its more glamorous big sister awards show, the Creative Arts Emmy did inspire Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia to sum up the differences between the two ceremonies, Entertainment Weekly reports. He joked from the podium while presenting that this "show’s a lot longer but there are fewer ass----s here."
Garcia was able to cheer on the final winner of the night, his sitcom's star Martha Plimpton, who won an Emmy for her guest role as attorney Patti Nyholm on CBS' The Good Wife last season.
"It was a really long show but this [holding up the Emmy trophy] made it worth the wait especially because I was not expecting it at all. It’s a fantastic role on an awesome very, very good show but there are so many fantastic actresses nominated in that category," Plimpton said backstage.
The Creative Arts Emmys will be condensed into a two-hour show airing Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ReelzChannel.
Notable winners at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys:
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men, CBS
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife, CBS
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Jeremy Davies, Justified, FX
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming: Martin Scorsese, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, HBO
Reality program: Undercover Boss, CBS.
Outstanding Children's Program: Wizards of Waverly Place, Disney Channel
Nonfiction series: Frozen Planet, Discovery Channel
Writing for a variety series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Voice-over performance: Maurice LaMarche, Futurama, "The Silence of the Clamps," Comedy Central.
Commercial: "Best Job," Procter & Gamble
Music composition for a series (original dramatic score): Downton Abbey, PBS
Music composition for a miniseries, movie or special: Hemingway & Gellhorn, HBO
Choreography: Smash, NBC
Casting for a drama series: Homeland, Showtime
Casting for a miniseries, movie or a special: Game Change, HBO.
Casting for a comedy series: Girls, HBO.
Costumes for a miniseries, movie or a special: Great Expectations, PBS.
Costumes for a variety-music program or a special (more than one award possible): Opening Ceremony of the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011, ESPN; The X Factor, Fox.
Costumes for a series: Game of Thrones, "The Prince of Winterfell," HBO.
For a complete list of Creative Arts Emmy winners, click here.