Quibi Takes Home Two Short-Form Emmy Wins

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The mobile-first streamer won in both acting categories during night four of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Quibi won its first Emmy awards on Thursday evening, picking up two trophies in the short-form acting categories.

The mobile video startup led the short-form categories in nominations heading into the four-day Creative Arts Emmy Awards. It picked up 10 nods across multiple categories.

Quibi’s wins came for the same show, Antoine Fuqua-produced drama #FreeRayshawn, about a Black Iraq war veteran who must talk his way out of a showdown with a New Orleans SWAT team. Lauren Fishburne, who stars Lt. Steven Poincy, took home the Emmy for best actor in a short form comedy or drama series, and Jasmine Cephas Jones won the Emmy for best actress in a short form comedy or drama series.

Launched in April from Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi was designed as a mobile-first subscription service for short-form entertainment programming.

Another new service also picked up a trophy in the short-form categories. Disney+ took home the Emmy for best short form animated program for Pixar’s Forky Asks a Question: What Is Love?

The rest of the short-form shows that nabbed Emmy wins are below.

Best Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
Better Call Saul Employee Training: Legal Ethics With Kim Wexler • AMC.com (WINNER)
The Good Place Presents: The Selection • NBC
Most Dangerous Game • Quibi
Reno 911! • Quibi
Star Trek: Short Treks • CBS All Access

Best Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
Laurence Fishburne as Lt. Steven Poincy • #FreeRayshawn • Quibi (WINNER)
Stephan James as Rayshawn • #FreeRayshawn • Quibi
Christoph Waltz as Miles Sellers • Most Dangerous Game • Quibi
Mamoudou Athie as Jerome • Oh Jerome, No (Cake) • FX Networks
Corey Hawkins as Paul • Survive • Quibi

Best Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
Jasmine Cephas Jones as Tyisha • #FreeRayshawn • Quibi (WINNER)
Anna Kendrick as Cody • Dummy • Quibi
Kaitlin Olson as Cricket Melfi • Flipped • Quibi
Rain Valdez as Belle Jonas • Razor Tongue • YouTube
Kerri Kenney-Silver as Deputy Trudy Wiegel • Reno 911! • Quibi

Best Short Form Variety Series
Carpool Karaoke: The Series • Apple TV (WINNER)
Beeing At Home With Samantha Bee • TBS
Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: The Movie, Sorta Uncut Interviews • Netflix
Jimmy Kimmel's Quarantine Minilogues • YouTube/JimmyKimmelLive
The Randy Rainbow Show • YouTube

Best Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series
National Geographic Presents Cosmos: Creating Possible Worlds • National Geographic (WINNER)
Between The Scenes - The Daily Show • Comedy Central
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: Pandemic Video Diaries • TBS
Pose: Identity, Family, Community • FX Networks
RuPaul's Drag Race Out Of The Closet • VH1

Best Short Form Animated Program
Forky Asks A Question: What Is Love? • Disney+ (WINNER)
Robot Chicken • Santa's Dead (Spoiler Alert) Holiday Murder Thing Special • Adult Swim
Steven Universe Future • Fragments • Cartoon Network