The Creative Arts Emmys (aka the Emmys no one cares about) were awarded last week. The Oscar telecast was nominated for ten Emmys and since no one else gives a hoot about those categories nine those awards were handed out on Saturday. Outstanding Music and Lyrics will be handed out at the Primetime telecast on Sunday, presumably so Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg can take the prize for “Motherlover.”

The Academy Awards won three!

  • Choreography for that lame “Musicals Are Back” number starring Beyonce
  • Short Form Picture Editing
  • Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special (take that, Dancing with the Stars!)

They lost the big category, Outstanding Special Class Program, to the Beijing Opening Ceremonies. In fact, the Olympics pretty much kicked the Oscars’ ass all over the place. They also lost out on:

  • Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming to the MTV Video Music Awards and American Idol
  • Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special to the Beijing Opening Ceremonies
  • Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) For Variety, Music Or Comedy Programming to American Idol (that one’s gotta hurt, amirite?)
  • Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special to the Beijing Opening Ceremonies
  • Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special to Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger

So congratulations are in order for what was a pretty decent Oscars telecast.

Previous Grouches coverage here.

Update: The Academy Awards took home Outstanding Music and Lyrics last night at the Primetime Emmys for the cute Hugh Jackman opening number. The winners noted that the award was presumably moved to primetime due to the unusual appeal of this year’s nominees (aka two noms for Justin Timberlake) just to have the least telegenic group win. This ups the Oscars’ Emmy haul to four!

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