PBS scores seven Creative Arts Emmys

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Masterpiece’s “Cranford” and Ken Burns’ National Parks documentary won two Emmys each at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards over the weekend (Aug. 21). PBS took seven statuettes in all. “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” won for nonfiction series and writing for nonfiction programming. Exceptional merit in nonfiction filmmaking went to “Nerakhoon (The Betrayal),” on P.O.V., about the members of a Laotian family forced to leave their homeland due to the secret war waged there by America. Directing for nonfiction programming went to Barak Goodman for “My Lai” on American Experience. The majority of the 70-category Creative Arts Emmy Awards, are dedicated to technical disciplines and direction, cinematography, hairstyling, makeup, music, picture editing, sound editing and mixing, special visual effects, stunts and more. A full list of winners is here (PDF).