*If you follow the Emmys, you know some of them were given out last night at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The main portion of the event, which highlights primetime shows, is set for next weekend.
On Saturday however, among other things, awards were given out to a documentary about alleged sexual abuse by Michael Jackson, RuPaul went home with best reality show host, and Beyonce went home empty-handed.
The doc about Michael Jackson, of course, is the highly controversial “Leaving Neverland,” which features two men who say they were befriended by Jackson and sexually abused by him starting from when they were 7 and 10 years old. It was named best documentary.
Here’s more via Reuters via MSN News:
“Leaving Neverland,” which aired earlier this year, 10 years after Jackson’s death, was met with outrage by his family and brought fresh scrutiny to the “Thriller” singer’s legacy.
Jackson’s family and his estate have denied the accounts given by the men, calling them a “rehash of dated and discredited allegations.”
Beyonce, whose 2018 Coachella festival concert film “Homecoming” went into Saturday’s ceremony with six Emmy nominations was beaten in all categories.
James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” special with former Beatle Paul McCartney returning to his Liverpool hometown won over “Homecoming” for pre-recorded variety special, while the filmed version of Bruce Springsteen’s acclaimed one-man Broadway show triumphed for variety special directing.
Long-running show “The Simpsons” won the Emmy for best animated series, while gay makeover series “Queer Eye” took home four awards.
“Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” the travel and food show hosted by U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain who died by suicide in 2018, won two Emmys.
As we mentioned at the top, RuPaul got props again from the Emmy folks. For the fourth time he won best reality show host for “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Meanwhile, look for the main Emmy awards to be handed out on Sept. 22 in Los Angeles, with “Game of Thrones” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, leading the race for best drama and best comedy series.