Individual Achievement Emmys Announced

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the Individual Achievement in Animation winners for the 59th Emmy Awards. These juried awards, which have no nomination process, will be presented at the 2007 Creative Arts Awards on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The winners are:

Sang-Jin Kim, animator for Nickelodeon Animation Studios’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, episode ‘Lake Logai’

Sihanouk Mariona, animator for Cartoon Network/ShadowMachine Films’ Moral Orel, episode ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’

Thomas Smith, animator for Cartoon Network/ShadowMachine Films’ Robot Chicken, episode ‘Lust For Puppets.’

Sue Mondt, art director for Cartoon Network Studios’ Camp Lazlo, episode ‘Squirrel Secrets.’

Dave Dunnet, background key designer for Cartoon Network Studios’ Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends: Good Wilt Hunting

Narina Sokolova, background painter for Cartoon Network Studios’ My Gym Partner’s A Monkey, episode ‘The Big Field Trip.’

David Colman, character designer for Cartoon Network Studios’ Class of 3000, episode: ‘Eddie’s Money.’

Phil Rynda, character designer for Cartoon Network Studios’ Billy & Mandy’s Big Boogey Adventure (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy).

James McDermott, character designer for Starz Kids and Family/Bolder Media’s Eloise, episode ‘Me, Eloise,’ animated by Film Roman.

Steve Fonti, storyboard artist for FOX/Fuzzy Door Prods.’ Family Guy, episode ‘No Chris Left Behind.’

No Emmys will be awarded in the category Outstanding Voice-Over Performance this year. The academy has offered no explanation as to why they decided to nix the award, which last year went to Kelsey Grammer for his work as Sideshow Bob on FOX’s The Simpsons.

The Creative Arts Primetime Emmys ceremony is an extension of The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. A complete list of nominees can be found at www.emmys.org/awards/2007pt/nominations.php.