Friday, August 28, 2009

Cartoon Network has Early Lead on Emmys

According to Variety, the TV Academy announced the winners of the Special and Individual Achievement in Animation and Cartoon Network picked up five out of the six awards. These awards are not nominations but full Emmys for individual achievement.
Among the animation winners are character animators Elizabeth Harvatine, for Cartoon Network’s ”Moral Orel,” and Joshua Jennings, for the channel’s ”Robot Chicken.” Also picking up the Emmy will be background painters Joe Binggeli, for Cartoon Network’s “Chowder,” and Chris Roszak, for the cabler’s “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.”
Additionally, the net scored an individual achievement in animation Emmy for “Underfist: Halloween Bash” character designer Andy Suriano. And Spike TV picked up the sixth trophy in the category, for “Afro Samurai: Resurrection” art director Shigemi Ikeda.

The animation Emmys will be awarded along with the award for Best Costumes for a Variety/Music Program on September 12th at the Creative Arts Awards.