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70th Emmy Awards Nominations: Cartoon Network Dominates Toon Contenders

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70th Emmy Awards Nominations: Cartoon Network Dominates Toon Contenders

Nominations for the 70th Annual Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning, with a few top categories presented live by Emmy nominated actress Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam), along with Television Academy Chairman & CEO Hayma Washington and President  & COO Maury McIntyre at the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

“It’s been another record-breaking year with more than 9,100 entries in 122 unique categories for the initial nomination round of voting,” said Washington. “The continued growth of the industry has provided opportunities for acclaimed new programs to emerge, while allowing last season’s breakthrough programs to thrive. In addition, 36 performers — ranging from new discoveries to revered international stars — have received their first-ever acting Emmy nomination across all categories of scripted programming. We are honored to recognize both television’s seasoned veterans and rising talents. This year’s nominations continue to represent increased diversity and inclusion in front of the camera. And, there is a wealth of new and returning programs that reflect so many of today’s critical issues.”

Overall, Game of Thrones scored the most series nods with 22, followed by SNL and Westworld (tied at 21) and The Handmaid’s Tale (20) — including a guest actress nomination for presenter Wiley. Netflix was the network with the most nominations in total with 112, pulling it ahead of last year’s No. 1, HBO (108 this year), followed by NBC (78) and FX Networks (50). In the toon battle, Turner channels Cartoon Network (4) and Adult Swim (2) combined had the most nods, followed by Disney XD and FOX. Also notable: Seth MacFarlane has again managed a double nomination for his voice performances on his series American Dad! and Family Guy.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held September 8 and 9; and the Emmy Awards ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on September 17, broadcast live on NBC. Emmy-nominated co-head Saturday Night Live writers and “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che are hosting; SNL creator/exec producer Lorne Michaels is producing the telecast.

The animation and related categories weren’t included in the big reveal, but you can find them below! More info at www.emmys.com.

ANIMATED PROGRAM
Big Hero 6: The Series “Baymax Returns” – Disney XD
Bob’s Burgers “V for Valentine-detta” – FOX
Rick and Morty “Pickle Rick” – Adult Swim
South Park “Put It Down” – Comedy Central
The Simpsons “Gone Boy” – FOX

SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM
Adventure Time “Ring of Fire” – Cartoon Network
Robot Chicken “Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition” – Adult Swim
Steven Universe “Jungle Moon” – Cartoon Network
Teen Titans Go! “The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular! Pt. 1 and Pt. 2” – Cartoon Network
We Bare Bears “Hurricane Hal” – Cartoon Network

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
A Series of Unfortunate Events – Netflix
Alexa & Katie – Netflix
Fuller House – Netflix
Star Wars Rebels – Disney XD
The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special – HBO

CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
Seth MacFarlane as Stan Smith, Roger Smith – American Dad! – TBS
Seth MacFarlane as Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin – Family Guy – FOX
Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin, Babs Pewterschmidt, Natalia, Female Hippo, Woman in Car, Female Voice – Family Guy – FOX
Russi Taylor as Huey, Dewey, Louie, Grandma, The Witch, Minnie Mouse – The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular – Disney Channel
Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, Sideshow Mel – The Simpsons – FOX

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Altered Carbon “Out of the Past” – Netflix
Everett Burrell, Senior VFX Supervisor; Tony Meagher, Senior VFX Producer; Joel Whist, Special Effects Coordinator; Jorge Del Valle, Previs Supervisor; Steve Moncur, VFX Supervisor; Christine Lemon, VFX Producer; Paul Jones, VFX Producer; Antoine Monineau, CG Supervisor; David Zaretti, 2D Supervisor

Game of Thrones “Beyond The Wall” – HBO
Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer; Joe Bauer, Lead Visual Effects
Supervisor; Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Associate Producer; Michelle Blok, Previs Lead; Sam Conway, Special Effects Supervisor; Ted Rae, Visual Effects Plate Supervisor; David Ramos, Visual Effects Supervisor; Wayne Stables, Lead CG & Animation Supervisor; Derek Spears, Lead CG Supervisor

Lost in Space “Danger, Will Robinson” – Netflix
Jabbar Raisani, Senior VFX Supervisor; Terron Pratt, VFX Producer; Marion Spates, VFX Supervisor; Ashley Ward, VFX Production Supervisor; Niklas Jacobson, VFX Supervisor; Niklas Ström, Lighting Supervisor; Joao Sita, VFX Supervisor; Juri Stanossek, VFX Supervisor; Rafael Solórzano, VFX Supervisor

Stranger Things “Chapter Nine: The Gate” – Netflix
Paul Graff, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor; Christina Graff, Senior Visual
Effects Producer; Michael Maher, Senior Concept Illustrator; Fred Raimondi,
Associate Visual Effects Supervisor; Seth Hill, Visual Effects Supervisor; Joel
Sevilla, Visual Effects Supervisor; Alex Young, Animation Lead; Steven Michael
Dinozzi, Compositing Supervisor; Caius Man, Special Effects Coordinator

Westworld “The Passenger” – HBO
Jay Worth, VFX Supervisor; Jacqueline VandenBussche, Lead VFX Coordinator;
Bruce Branit, Onset VFX Supervisor; Kama Moiha, VFX Supervisor, COSA;
Michelle H. Pak, VFX Producer, COSA; Bobo Skipper, VFX Supervisor, ILP;
Niklas Nuyqvist, Compositing Supervisor, ILP; Nhat Phong Tran, VFX Supervisor,
PIXOMONDO; Mike Enriquez, VFX Supervisor, DNEG

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Gotham “That’s Entertainment” – FOX
Thomas Joseph Mahoney, Visual Effects Supervisor; Matthew Hunt, Visual
Effects Producer; Ryan E Bauer, Compositing Supervisor; Sina San, Senior
Matte Painter / Art Director; Sebastiano D’Aprile, CG Supervisor / Lead CG Artist;
Jon Anastasiades, Senior Lead Compositor; Mike Brumit, Sequence Lead
Compositor; Tim Withers, CG Artist Randy Little, On Set Supervisor

Mr. Robot “eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00” – USA
Ariel Altman, VFX Supervisor; Lauren Montuori, VFX Producer; Joe Gunn, CG
Supervisor; John Miller, On Set Visual Effects Supervisor; Brian Kubovcik, VFX
On Set Supervisor; Luciano DiGeronimo, Compositing Supervisor; Lindsay
Seguin, Managing Producer; Greg Anderson, Senior VFX Supervisor;
John-Michael Buban, Lead VFX Artist

The Alienist “The Boy on the Bridge” – TNT
Kent Houston, VFX Supervisor; Wendy Garfinkle, VFX Producer; Tim Barter,
Lead 2D Supervisor; Rasik Gorecha, Lead CG Supervisor; Martin Lake,
Associate VFX Producer; Doug Larmour, VFX Supervisor; Alison Griffiths, VFX
Producer; Steve Murgatroyd, VFX Supervisor; Harin Hirani, Lead Lighting TD

The Crown “Misadventure” – Netflix
Ben Turner, VFX Supervisor; Standish Millennas, VFX Producer; Alison Griffiths, VFX Line Producer; Matthew Bristowe, Consulting Visual Effects Producer; Iacopo Di Luigi, Lead CG Artist; Garrett Honn, Lead Compositor; Charlie Bennett, Lead DMP Artist; Jenny Gauci, Lead Roto-Prep Artist; Carmine Agnone, Lead Matchmove Artist

The Handmaid’s Tale “June” – Hulu
Stephen Lebed, Visual Effects Supervisor; Brendan Taylor, Visual Effects
Supervisor; Kelly Knauff, VFX Producer; Kelly Weisz, VFX Production Manager;
Kevin McGeagh, CG Supervisor; Anderson Leo Bovell, CG Artist; Winston Lee,
Compositing Supervisor; Xi Luo, Compositor; Cameron Kerr, Compositor

ORIGINAL INTERACTIVE PROGRAM

Back To The Moon • Google Spotlight Stories App • Google Spotlight Stories

Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab • Oculus • Magnopus, Alcon Interactive, LLC, Oculus Magnopus Alcon Interactive Oculus

Coco VR • Oculus • Magnopus, Disney•Pixar, Oculus PIXAR Disney Magnopus

NASA JPL: Cassini’s Grand Finale • YouTube • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Spider-Man Homecoming VR Experience • PlayStation VR App • Create VR, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality Create VR

CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA/SCRIPTED PROGRAM

Mr. Robot Ecoin • USA • USA Network, Ralph Interactive, Inc., Civic Entertainment Group, BBQ Films, HudsonGray USA Network Ralph Interactive, Inc BBQ Films Civic Entertainment Group HudsonGray

Rick And Morty • Virtual Rick-ality • Adult Swim • Adult Swim Images, Owlchemy Labs, Other Ocean Interactive. Adult Swim Games.

70th Annual Emmy Awards

70th Annual Emmy Awards

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