Parton, Lopez among winners of Creative Arts Emmys

Country legend Dolly Parton has won at the third and final installment of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which were held in Los Angeles.

Parton won as an executive producer of Netflix’s ‘Christmas on the Square’, which was voted outstanding television movie. She received her first Emmy nod back in 1978 for her supporting role in ‘Cher…Special’.

The Creative Arts Emmys are the lead-up to the 73rd annual Emmy Awards, which will be presented on September 19. Several other notable music names or programmes also won the Creative Arts Emmys this year.

Robert Lopez, who is already a double EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) received his first Primetime Emmy. Lopez and his wife and creative partner Kristen Anderson-Lopez won outstanding original music and lyrics for the song ‘Agatha all Along’ for an episode of ‘WandaVision’ on Disney+. Kristen Anderson-Lopez just needs a Tony to become an EGOT in her own right.

Choreographer Debbie Allen won two Emmys for her work on the Parton project – one as an executive producer and the other for outstanding choreography for scripted programming. Allen is also set to receive the Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on September 19.

Composer Steven Price won his first Emmy for outstanding music composition for a documentary series or special (original dramatic score) for Netflix’s ‘David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet’.

Composer Ludwig Goransson won his second Emmy for his work on Disney+’s ‘The Mandalorian’, which was voted outstanding music composition for a series (original dramatic score). He had won in the same category last year for his work on the same show.

Bo Burnham won three Emmys for his work on the Netflix special ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’. He won outstanding music direction and outstanding directing and writing for a variety special.

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