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Judd Apatow took home the outstanding documentary or nonfiction special award for The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling during Sunday night’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
“Garry was very interested in getting to the truth of who people were. That was the goal. Not to hold back good or bad,” the producer said about Shandling backstage after accepting the award.
After adding that he misses the late stand-up comedian, Apatow revealed that he is working on another project that honors Shandling. “I’m working on a scrapbook that we are going to put out next year. It will be sad when I don’t have reason to immerse myself in his world,” he said. “I’m very happy people are inspired by him.”
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling is a two-part documentary that explores the life and legacy of the comedian. The film debuted in March on HBO.
Shandling died in March 2016 of a heart attack.
In addition to Apatow, executive producers Sheila Nevins and Joe Beshenkovsky, co-executive producers Michael Bonfiglio and Sara Bernstein, supervising producers Josh Church and Sam Fishell and producer Amanda Glaze shared in the award.
The 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place on Saturday and Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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