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James Corden takes home two gongs at Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Published 12/09/2016

James Corden and wife Julia Carey
James Corden and wife Julia Carey

Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough were on hand to celebrate as their live version of Grease took home four gongs at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards this weekend (10-11Sep16).

James Corden solidified his position as the world's favourite chat show host after winning two gongs at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards this weekend (10-11Sep16).

The 38-year-old British presenter took a massive career gamble when he moved his family to America to host The Late Late Show with James Corden last year (15). But it seems the risk paid off, as James celebrated his success with two awards at the industry event.

Saturday night (10Sep16) saw James win his first ever Emmy Award, with his show taking home the Outstanding Interactive Program gong, before the second night of the awards on Sunday saw his Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special winning the Variety Special category - beating Beyonce's visual album Lemonade in the process.

While James was not present for the ceremonies, he took to Twitter to express his excitement, writing: "This is getting crazy now!!!!!! 2 Emmys in 2 days!"

The show's executive producer Ben Winston, who also moved from England for the programme, told reporters backstage that he had no idea when the show launched that it would be such a success.

"It would have been arrogant for us to assume that (the show) would work," he said, adding that he is proud to have been responsible for "unleashing the most talented man I’ve ever met on America".

Bosses also revealed their dream is to get the Rolling Stones onto Carpool Karaoke - the segment which has seen stars including Adele, One Direction and Britney Spears all singing along to their hits in the car with the chat show host.

It remains to be seen if James will continue his success next weekend, as his programme is also nominated for Best Variety Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (18Sep16).

Other winners at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards include Grease: Live!, which beat the 2016 Oscars, the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, the 2015 Tony Awards and the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show to take home the Best Special Class Program award.

Stars Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough and Kether Donohue were on hand to celebrate the success of the live special, which also won a further three awards for Best Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special, Best Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special and Best Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Event, or Award Special.

RuPaul Charles took home his first Emmy for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program for his show RuPaul’s Drag Race, while Netflix's Making A Murderer won Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series.

Patrika Darbo was crowned Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series for her role in Acting Dead, while Rob Corddry's portrayal of Dr. Blake Downs in Childrens Hospital earned him the respective Actor gong.

Sunday night's ceremony culminated with A&E series Born This Way winning Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.

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