RuPaul's Drag Race Wins Big At the Creative Arts Emmy's

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Ezra Edelman

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Stranger Things has scored 18 nominations at this year's Emmy Awards overall, including Best Drama Series, which is to be announced next weekend.

The Netflix series The Crown, created by playwright Peter Morgan based on his Queen Elizabeth II docu-play The Audience, won in the categories of Outstanding Period/Fantasy Costumes and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program.

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Westworld and Stranger Things were the big winners in the first round of the Emmy Awards, with each winning five Creative Arts gongs.

Deadline reports that after accepting the award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, DuVernay used the moment to talk about amplifying unheard stories. Consequently at least half of the Best Drama Actress, Actor and Supporting Actor nominees come from freshman shows, as do no fewer than five of the six Best Supporting Actress drama nominees. Hulu also won two awards for The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years.

Dave Franco has the unenviable task of playing the straight man, but he does it well, and he makes for a good audience surrogate. James Franco , who steps into the Wiseau role, directed The Disaster Artist from a screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H.

On the drama side, Gerald McRaney won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dr. Nathan Katowski in NBC's This Is Us.

Saturday Night Live was another big victor of the two-night ceremony in Los Angeles, also getting five awards in the variety, reality and documentary sections. Westworld picked up awards for visual effects, sound mixing, interactive programming, hairstyling and make-up. The Creative Arts Emmys will be televised on Saturday, September 16 at 8 P.M. on FXX, while the 2017 Primetime Emmys will air live on Sunday, September 17 at 5 P.M. on CBS. "We believe and know that we can bring the love to the people that's locked up".

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Other early leaders this year include: HBO's "The Night Of" (four wins), Ava DuVernay's Netflix documentary "13th" (four wins), HBO's "Big Little Lies" (four wins), NBC's "Hairspray Live" (three wins), and Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" (three wins).

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