Creative Arts Emmys: Best Quotes From the Weekend's 2 Awards Shows
What Diane Warren and Margo Martindale had to say about their wins and why Jessica Walter thinks 'Arrested Development' is one step closer to another season on Netflix.
Celebrating the men and women behind the scenes — as well as guest actors, animated programs and shortform programming, among others — the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys honored a retinue of winners at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles over the course of two evenings on Saturday and Sunday.
This year marks the first time the show was split over two nights, and though it was not broadcast live, it will air Sept. 17, the night before the Primetime Emmys, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.
The show featured marquee names of the small screen who offered their insights on what it meant to win an award, the state of their shows and how they felt about the new two-night format.
Here are a few of the most memorable quotes from this year's Creative Arts Emmy Awards:
"It’s looking real good. I don’t know the dates but I know everyone is looking good and on board." — Jessica Walter, on another season of Arrested Development on Netflix.
“I love it. Are you kidding me? It’s so great, the show’s almost over. There were people in my cast and crew that brought a book one year. It was 6 hours long. It’s fun, but nothing is fun for that long, so it’s really smart to split them up into two because now it’s just fun.” — Rob Corddry, best actor in shortform comedy or drama series winner (Childrens Hospital), on splitting Creative Arts Emmys into two nights.
"I really didn’t expect this. I came here thinking I got invited to the prom and I’m going to dance my ass off tonight, but i didn’t expect that I would have this in my hand while I was dancing. It’s a very special night not just for me but for all the young people around the world who dance to the beat of a different drummer." — RuPaul Charles, best host of a reality or reality competition series winner (RuPaul's Drag Race), on his first Emmy win.
“I’ve had to be OK with not being nominated. I’ve been blessed with nominations in the past, so when the nomination did come through the way it did I was quite taken aback and flushed with gratitude and really humbled by it. In the episode for which I’ve been honored in tonight, its not going well for my character I thought that had more than a than a germ of truth to it connected to the real world" on the episode he was nominated. — Peter Scolari, best guest actor in a comedy series winner (Girls).
"The inspiration was these girls' stories and it compelled me to write the song. I wanted the song to be not only the voice for these girls and this movement but also for any hard times." — Diane Warren, best original music and lyrics winner for "'Til It Happens To You" (The Hunting Ground).
"Honestly, had I had this kind of success when I was younger I don’t think it would have been good for me. I think that I have put in all of the steps and my appreciation is just that much deeper. I appreciate every moment and I try to be in the moment because I'm old so I might as well be in it. There's always a chance for anyone. It should have been, could have been anyone else in that category. You never know what's going to happen. You put in the work, show up, learn your lines, find a character, and hope for the very, very best. I have so many things to be grateful for." — Margo Martindale, best guest actress in a drama series (The Americans).
"I think the Rolling Stones would be my ultimate. I love them. I think there's nothing better than seeing Mick Jagger in the front seat." —Executive producer Ben Winston, best interactive program winner (The Late Late Show With James Corden), on who he'd want for "Carpool Karaoke."
“The executive producers of Karaoke Showdown say it’s nothing like Carpool Karaoke at all and that we shouldn’t be worried. And I have no reason to doubt them. I’m sure they’re telling the truth. I’ve got no doubt that it’s going to be a great show. Hopefully people watch our version though, the official, original, great version by the Emmy winners.” — Winston, who also executive produced the Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special, which won for variety special, speaking about the copycat shows that have popped up.