‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Adventure Time’ Score at Creative Arts Emmys

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The 69th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were celebrated Saturday and Sunday night in Los Angeles, honoring achievements in a variety of genres and disciplines — including animation! Overall, the first night was a triumph for Ava DuVernay’s 13th, which snagged statuettes for motion design, writing, music & lyrics, and Outstanding Documentary. In the second night, VFX showpieces HBO’s Westworld (which won for Special Visual Effects) and Netflix’s Stranger Things were among the multi-award winners.

In the toon contests, FOX’s Bob’s Burgers took the Outstanding Animated Program prize for the second time (the last win was in 2014, with four additional nominations in the category), while Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time was once again named the Short Form Animated standout, having received the honor in 2015 (plus 6 previous nominations). Bob’s Burgers was also nominated in the Character Voice-Over race — Kevin Kline for “Mr. Fischoeder” — but the win went to Seth MacFarlane for his many roles in Family Guy for the second year in a row. MacFarlane and Family Guy also won the category in 2000, with 4 additional nominations.

In the Children’s Program category, which only had one animated contender this year (Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels), the award went to HBO’s Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas.

The individual achievement awards were also presented Saturday, having been announced the preceding Thursday.

The Creative Arts Emmy ceremonies will be aired on FXX as a combined show on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live the following day on CBS, hosted by Stephen Colbert.

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
Archer “Archer Dreamland: No Good Deed” (FX Networks)
WINNER: Bob’s Burgers “Bob, Actually” (FOX)
Elena and the Secret of Avalor (Sofia the First crossover) (Disney Channel)
The Simpsons “The Town” (FOX)
South Park “Member Berries” (Comedy Central)

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM
WINNER: Adventure Time “Islands Pt. 4: Imaginary Resources” (Cartoon Network)
Disney Mickey Mouse “Split Decisions” (Disney Channel)
Marvel’s Rocket & Groot “Space Walk”(Disney XD App)
Steven Universe “Mr. Greg” (Cartoon Network)
Teen Titans Go! “Orangins” (Cartoon Network)

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!)
Kevin Kline (Bob’s Burgers)
Kristen Schaal (BoJack Horseman)
Mo Collins (F Is for Family)
WINNER: Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy “The Boys in the Band”)
Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons)

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Girl Meets World (Disney Channel)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration (NBC)
WINNER: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (HBO)
School of Rock (Nickelodeon)
Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD)

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
American Gods “The Bone Orchard” (Starz)
Black Sails “XXIX” (Starz)
The Man in the High Castle “Fallout” (Amazon)
Vikings “On the Eve” (History)
WINNER: Westworld “The Bicameral Mind” (HBO)
Jay Worth, VFX Supervisor; Elizabeth Castro, VFX Coordinator; Joe Wehmeyer, On Set VFX Supervisor; Eric Levin-Hatz, VFX Compositor; Bobo Skipper, ILP VFX Supervisor; Gustav Ahren, Modeling Lead; Paul Ghezzo, CG Supervisor – COSA VFX; Mitchell S. Drain, VFX Supervisor – Shade VFX; Michael Lantieri, Special Effects Coordinator

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Genius “Einstein: Chapter One” (National Geographic)
WINNER: Gotham “Heavydirtysoul” (FOX)
Thomas Mahoney, Visual Effects Supervisor; Matthew Wheelon Hunt, Visual Effects Producer; Alex Gitler, Compositing Supervisor; Sina San, Senior Matte Painter / Art Director; Michael Capton, CG Supervisor / Lead CG Artist; Jon Anastasiades, Senior Lead Compositor; Ryan Bauer, Sequence Lead Compositor; Mark Anthony Nazal, Sequence Lead Compositor; Randy Little, On-Set Supervisor

Taboo “Episode 1″ (FX Networks)
The Crown “Windsor” (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale “Birth Day” (Hulu)

You can find the full list of winners at www.emmys.com.

Bob's Burgers

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Adventure Time

Adventure Time

Seth Macfarlane

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