The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the 2011-12 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programmes and individual achievements at the 64th Emmy Awards ceremony held this past weekend. The Creative Arts Emmys, which honours the technical side of television, is held one week before the televised Primetime Emmys.

HBO was the biggest winner of the evening, bagging 17 awards. CBS and PBS followed closely behind with 13 wins and 11 wins respectively.

HBO’s Game of Thrones took home six awards including Oustanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Costume For A Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects. Kathy Bates won the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series award for her role in CBS’ Two And A Half Men. CBS also won awards in the Outstanding Music Direction (The Kennedy Center Honors) and Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series (2 Broke Girls) categories.