Game of Thrones, People v. O.J. Win Big on Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys

Marisa Roffman
Game of Thrones
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HBO's Game of Thrones, which leads the 2016 Emmy nominations with 23 nods, started off with a hot streak, taking home nine awards (including casting, costume design and make-up) during the first night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The Ryan Murphy-produced shows had a good night for FX, with The People v.  O.J. Simpson nabbing four statues, while American Horror Story: Hotel won two. The awards, which continue Sunday night, will air on tape delay on September 17 on FXX.

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The guest actor spots let a few first-time winners shine. Amy Poehler finally scored an Emmy, as Guest Actress in a Comedy, a co-win with Tina Fey for their Saturday Night Live hosting stint. And Peter Scolari—who was nominated after Veep's Peter MacNicol was disqualified due to the number of episodes he was in—took home an Emmy for Guest Actor in a Comedy for HBO's Girls.

Scolari told reporters backstage after his win he had "really pushed past it" after he wasn't initially acknowledged. "[I had] done some work on myself to be OK with not being nominated," he admitted. "So when the nomination did come through in the way it did, I was really quite taken aback…really humbled by it, thinking this was a gigantic privilege…I know I'm lucky, I can promise you that."

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Hank Azaria picked up his sixth Emmy with his first win for his guest role on Showtime's Ray Donovan, while Margo Martindale was awarded another Emmy for her recurring role on FX's The Americans. "Let this be the year of The Americans," she exclaimed when she accepted the statue. The drama, a critical favorite, had a breakthrough year with voters, scoring nods for Outstanding Drama Series and leads Keri Russell (Elizabeth) and Matthew Rhys (Philip).

"Honestly, this year, I felt so happy to be nominated this year with everyone," Martindale explained to reporters backstage after her victory. "It felt right to me. I felt slightly odd to have been the only one [in the past]. But I'm delighted to be with them. I think they're extraordinary."

Here is the complete list of Creative Arts Emmy winners from night one:

Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy
Veep

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series
Downton Abbey

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media
Multiplatform Storytelling
Archer Scavenger Hunt

Original Interactive Program
Henry

Social TV Experience
@Midnight with Chris Hardwick

User Experience and Visual Design
Cartoon Network App Experience

Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
American Horror Story: Hotel

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live)

Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie
American Horror Story: Hotel

Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less)
Transparent

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More)
Downton Abbey

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Marvel's Jessica Jones

Outstanding Original Main Title Design
The Man in the High Castle

Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
Fargo

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
The Man in the High Castle

Governors Award
American Idol

Outstanding Music Direction
Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton

Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
The Night Manager

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Mr. Robot

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
The Hunting Ground

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program
Shameless

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Peter Scolari (Girls)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
Black Sails

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
Fargo

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Hank Azaria (Ray Donovan)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-Hour)
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation
Mozart in the Jungle

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Commercial
Love Has No Labels

Outstanding Interactive Program
The Late Late Show With James Corden

Outstanding Narrator
Keith David (Jackie Robinson)

Outstanding Children's Program
It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Margo Martindale (The Americans)

Creative Arts Emmy Awards airs Saturday, September 17 at 8/7c on FXX.