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'Grease Live!' 'Making a Murderer' and 'Last Week with John Oliver' win Creative Arts Emmys

By Karen Butler
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'Grease Live!' 'Making a Murderer' and 'Last Week with John Oliver' win Creative Arts Emmys
"Grease Live!" actresses Kether Donohue, Venessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough (L-R) attend the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 10, 2016. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Fox, HBO and Netflix each won five prizes during the second part of this weekend's 2016 Creative Arts Emmys presentation in Los Angeles.

A&E and Adult Swim earned four apiece, while Cartoon Network and NBC each scored three.

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Saturday night's portion of the awards distribution focused on scripted shows and specials, and Sunday evening the spotlight was on unscripted, variety and documentary programming, the Emmys website explained.

Several shows celebrated multiple wins.

Fox's movie musical Grease: Live! picked up the statuettes for outstanding special-class program, lighting design/direction, production design and technical direction/camerawork/video control, while Netflix's true-crime saga Making a Murderer snagged the prizes for outstanding documentary or non-fiction series, writing, directing and picture editing.

A&E's Cartel Land earned the accolades for outstanding documentary filmmaking, cinematography and sound mixing, and HBO's Last Week with John Oliver was honored for writing for outstanding variety series and picture editing.

Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital won for short-form comedy or drama, and the show's Rob Corddry was named outstanding actor in a short-form comedy or drama. The network's Robot Chicken was recognized as outstanding short-form animated program and character animator Scott Daros won for individual achievement in animation.

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Other notable winners included CNN's Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which was named outstanding informational series or special; What Happened Miss Simone, which garnered the title of outstanding documentary or non-fiction special; and RuPaul Charles, of Logo's RuPaul's Drag Race, who took home the Emmy for outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition series.

Emmys for the top-tier categories honoring excellence on the small screen will be bestowed Sept. 18 in a gala to be televised on ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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