The Creative Arts Emmys are a class of Emmy Awards presented in recognition of technical and other similar achievements in American television programming. They are commonly awarded to behind-the-scenes personnel such as production designers, set decorators, video editors, costume designers, cinematographers, casting directors, and sound editors.
The Creative Arts category also includes awards for outstanding animated programs, outstanding commercial, and guest acting.
Both the Primetime and Daytime awards each present their Creative Arts Emmys at separate Creative Arts ceremonies prior to their respective main ceremonies. Both the primary and the creative arts for sports are all given away at one ceremony.