The #Television Academy has given “Saturday Night Live,” “Stranger Things” and “Westworld” an early boost as the three shows led the pack of winners for the recently concluded #Creative Arts Emmys. The awards ceremony, which was done at a time when the #Peak television fight is at its most intense, will be a precursor for the main Emmy Awards night on Sunday.

Creative Arts Emmys share the bounty

Variety reports that the three aforementioned shows ended the Creative Arts Emmys night with five awards each. Two of the trophies given to “Saturday Night Live” by the Television Academy was for guest actor and actress in a comedy series for Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy.

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Chappelle was the host of the series’ first show following the shocking results of the 2016 elections while McCarthy was hailed for her comical portrayal of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Both “Westworld” and “Stranger Things,” on the other hand, were triumphant in the technical categories. The HBO show about artificial intelligence most notably won in the special visual effects category while the ‘80s set Netflix series won original main title music and main title design.

So far, there have been some noteworthy wins in the Creative Arts Emmys. Screen legend Meryl Streep delivers her first Emmy win during the era of peak television, with her victory in the Best Narrator category. She previously won in two acting categories in 1978 and 2004 for “Holocaust” and “Angels in America” respectively.

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Former “Gilmore Girls” actress Alexis Bledel also joined her past co-star McCarthy on the Emmy list as she triumphed in the Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series bracket.

Other prestige shows that took home multiple trophies during the Creative Arts Emmys are dystopian saga “The Handmaid’s Tale,” domestic abuse thriller “Big Little Lies,” documentary “13th” and terrorism miniseries “The Night Of.”

Peak television going to peak even further

With peak television in-fighting among networks, cable channels and streaming services continuing, people would expect that Hollywood will be seeing a watershed moment soon. That, however, is not the case according to Atlantic. In fact, Netflix, one of the leading figures in this era, has already spent $7 billion on programming this year. It is expected that the programming budget will be higher in 2018.

The Television Academy will be giving out the last batch of trophies for this Emmy season on Sunday, September 17. It will be aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Stephen Colbert hosting the show.