That’s a wrap on all three of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards shows, so let the music play!

“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the reality competition series which is hosted by drag queen RuPaul Charles, won big with five Emmys in several categories, including Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program (which is RuPaul’s sixth straight Emmy win for the category).

Also, to further the franchise’s stardom, “RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked,” a behind-the-scenes spinoff of the reality series, won the unstructured reality category for the first time.

None of this weekend’s three Creative Arts shows were televised. Next Saturday, a highlights show of sorts will air on FXX starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The *real* Emmys, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, air live next Sunday, Sept. 19, starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. Here is

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It’s checkmate on the first of three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards shows, and Saturday was a huge evening for “The Queen’s Gambit.” The excellent Netflix limited series led by Anya Taylor-Joy has already won seven 2021 Emmys, technically (and in mostly technical categories).

(By the way, if you think three is a lot of shows to celebrate the television industry’s mostly below-the-line workers, 2020 had FIVE Creative Arts Emmys shows.)

Sunday’s first show began at 1 p.m. PT. The second Sunday show, the final one of the two-day 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, begins at 5 p.m. PT. That’s the presentation that has most of the mainstream categories that don’t fit in next week’s Primetime Emmys.

None of the three Creative Arts Emmys shows are being televised live. Next Saturday, a highlights show of sorts will air on FXX starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The *real* Emmys, hosted by Cedric

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a close up of a horse


Winners of the annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA) have been announced for this year. From among thousands of entries into the competition across a total of 18 categories, Sharan Shetty from India has bagged the first place for the Photographer of the Year award.

The 2021 edition marked the 14th iteration of the photography competition held each year exclusively for iPhone and iPad users. Sharan’s image titled “Bonding” managed to grab him the top place among all the winners across categories this year.

Shot on an iPhone X, Sharan’s award-winning black and white photo depicts a man and his horse in the middle of an empty landscape. It feels as if the two are supporting or consoling each other. Sharan clicked the photo at Yanar Dag, Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

Each year, thousands of such entries by iPad and iPhone users compete for the top prize – IPPA Photographer

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Slow and steady has won the race in the River Park North Photography contest.

Photos of turtles swept the adult professional category of the annual contest, which showcases nature photography taken at the park over the last year.

Briana Earl received first place for “Making Kin,” a closeup of a yellow-bellied slider retreating into its shell. Raven Moore received honorable mention for “Sunbathing Turtles,” which shows half a dozen reptiles perched atop logs in one of River Park’s ponds.

Both professional category winners are Greenville residents. But the contest, which features photos of landscapes and wildlife, also received entries from Winterville and Goldsboro.

Earl, a graduate of the University of South Dakota, has a bachelor’s degree in studio art with a specialization in photography. She is pursuing a master of fine arts degree at East Carolina University.

In the adult amateur category, Brennan Moore was awarded first place for “Prothonotary

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