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Intervention wins Emmy, beats Kathy Griffin; Project Runway 5 finale wins for best editing

The Creative Arts Emmys were held Saturday night, hosted by Kathy Griffin, and for the first time in two years, she lost in her category to drug addicts, as her Bravo show was beaten by A&E’s Intervention. Also of note: Project Runway 5’s finale won for best reality show editing, and Deadliest Catch lost to PBS’ American Masters in that ridiculous catch-all nonfiction category.

While American Idol 8 won an award for its technical direction, its other absurd nomination, Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series, won’t be awarded until next Sunday night’s prime-time telecast.

Here’s the complete list of reality show category winners (they’re highlighted), which doesn’t include those categories in which non-reality shows won (see the full list of nominees for those):

  • Outstanding Reality Program: Antiques Roadshow, Dirty Jobs, Dog Whisperer, Intervention, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, and MythBusters.
  • Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Deadliest Catch, Expedition: Africa, Whale Wars, and This American Life.
  • Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming: Intervention, Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment, Survivor Gabon, The Amazing Race, and Top Chef 5.
  • Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming: 102 Minutes That Changed America, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Deadliest Catch, and This American Life.
  • Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Project Runway 5, The Celebrity Apprentice 2, The Amazing Race 14, and 102 Minutes That Changed America and The Amazing Race 14.
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming (single or multi-camera) : 102 Minutes That Changed America, The Amazing Race 14, American Idol 8, Deadliest Catch, and Survivor Tocantins.
  • Outstanding Choreography: So You Think You Can Dance (four nominations, for Tabitha and Napoleon’s “Bleeding Love,” Mia Michaels “Mercy,” Tyce Diorio’s “Adam and Eve,” and Dmitry Chaplin’s “A Los Amigos”), and Dancing with the Stars.
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series: American Idol 8 and Dancing with the Stars 8.

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