HBO’s period drama Boardwalk Empire was the big winner at the Creative Arts Emmys, taking home seven statues.

Canadian-shot series and co-productions also got recognition, with The Kennedys winning three Emmys, The Borgias two and Pillars of the Earth one in a Saturday ceremony in Los Angeles.

The Creative Emmys go to behind-the-scenes creators, including people who write, do makeup, costumes, cinematography and casting. However, there were some high-profile stars among the winners, including Gwyneth Paltrow for best guest actress on Glee and Justin Timberlake as best guest host for Saturday Night Live.

Creative Emmys count

Boardwalk Empire 7

Deadliest Catch 4
Gettysburg 4
Mildred Pierce 3
Saturday Night Live 3
So You Think You Can Dance 3
The Kennedys 3
64th Annual Tony Awards 2
American Idol 2
Glee 2
Downton Abbey 2
Futurama 2
The Borgias 2

Boardwalk Empire, the series  chronicling the crime and corruption of 1920s Atlantic City, N.J., won seven Emmys, including best casting, best art direction and best visual effects. The series entered the race with 18 Emmy nominations, and is expected to nab more glory at the Primetime Emmys set for this Sunday. Mad Men and Game of Thrones are also strong contenders.

Reality show Deadliest Catch earned four creative Emmys, including best reality series. History's Gettysburg was also a quadruple winner and took home best non-fiction special.

Toronto-shot The Kennedys, the story of the Kennedy clan, took home Emmys for hairstyling, makeup and sound mixing.

The Borgias, the sexy historical drama that is a Canadian co-production, won awards for costumes and theme music, while another co-production Pillars of the Earth took one award for sound editing.

The ceremony also marked a return to Emmy favour for Futurama, which won the award for best animated program, as well as best voiceover for Maurice Lamarche as Orson Welles.

Outstanding children’s program went to HBO’s A Child’s Garden of Poetry, while "Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics," an installment of Nickelodeon’s Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, was best non-fiction for children.