Saturday, August 16, 2014

Animation Awards -- The Emmys

Congratulations to all the winners.

Outstanding Individual Achievements In Animation (Juried)

Adventure Time, Wizards Only, Fools; Nick Jennings, Art Director, Cartoon Network
Disney Gravity Falls, Dreamscaperers, Ian Worrel, Art Director, Disney Channel
Disney Mickey Mouse, ‘O Sole Minnie, Narina Sokolova, Background Designer, Disney Channel
Disney Mickey Mouse, The Adorable Couple, Valerio Vaentura, Background Designer, Disney Channel
Long Live The Royals, Sean Szeles, Storyboard Artist,
The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed, Jasmin Lai, Background Painter, Cartoon Network
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise, Cameron Baity, Animator, Adult Swim
The Simpsons, Treehouse of Horror XXIV, Dmitry Malaitchev, Color Design Director, Fox
The Simpsons, Treehouse of Horror XXIV, Charles Ragins, Background Designer, Fox
Uncle Grandpa, Afraid of the Dark, Nick Edwards, Character Design, Cartoon Network

Short-format Animated Program

Disney Mickey Mouse • ‘O Sole Minnie • Disney Channel • Disney Television Animation

Animated Program

Bob’s Burgers • Mazel Tina • FOX • 20th Century Fox Television

Slowly, bit by bit, animation is getting more recognition. In the marketplace, in critics' hearts, at awards time.

I have hope that sooner instead of later, animation won't be thought of as live action's ugly kid brother, but as its studly equal.

Add On: Deadline notes two firsts.

... Fox’s animated comedies produced two under-the-radar winners tonight, Harry Shearer as the winner in the Best Character Voice-Over performance category, and Bob’s Burgers landing the best animated program trophy. Not a ratings dynamo or a pop culture phenomenon like The Simpsons or Family Guy and without the pedigree of American Dad!, from Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane, Bob’s Burgers has been an industry darling. Creator Loren Bouchard and exec producer Jim Dauterive are well liked by their peers, as is the cast. ...

It was not only Shearer’s first Emmy, it was also the first Emmy ever in the newly spun-off best character voice-over category. Splitting the narrator and character voice-over fields likely helped Shearer as just last year, the voice-over Emmy trophy went to Lily Tomlin for a narrating work. ...


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