Penguins of Madagascar was a huge hit for Nickelodeon at the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, taking home a half-dozen awards.
The show, spun off of the popular DreamWorks Animation Madagascar feature film series, won Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Outstanding Composition, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Sound Editing and Outstanding Performer in an Animated Series for Danny Jacobs’ portrayal of King Julien.
Nickelodeon won 11 honors overall, with its popular series Fanboy and Chum Chum also doing well, winning Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Directing In An Animated Program. PBS was the only network or channel to win more, with 14 honors.
The awards were presented Sunday, June 19, in a ceremony hosted by Steve Wilkos at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
What follows is a list of winners in animation-relevant categories. The full list of winners can be found online at www.emmyonline.tv.
Outstanding Children’s Animated Program
- Penguins of Madagascar, Nickelodeon
Outstanding Children’s Series
- The Electric Company, PBS
Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series
- Sesame Street, PBS
Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Episodic
- Bubble Guppies Launch Trailer, Nickelodeon
Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
- Fanboy and Chum Chum, Nickelodeon
Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
- Danny Jacobs, as King Julien in Penguins of Madagascar, Nickelodeon
Outstanding Directing In An Animated Program
- Fanboy and Chum Chum, Nickelodeon.Directors: Brian Sheesley, Jim Schumann, Russell Calabrese. Voice Director:Ginny McSwain
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
- “Diamond” Dave Merritt, Background Design for Toot & Puddle, Nick Jr.
- Vincent Toyama, Background Design for Transformers: Prime, The Hub
- Christophe Vacher, Color Design for Transformers: Prime, The Hub
- Kaz Aizawa, Background Painter for T.U.F.F. Puppy, Nickelodeon
Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design
- Dora the Explorer, Nickelodeon
- Penguins of Madagascar, Nickelodeon. Composer: Adam Berry
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Live Action and Animation
- Penguins of Madagascar, Nickelodeon. Supervising Sound Editors: James Lifton, Paulette Lifton. Music Editor: Dominick Certo. Dialogue Editors: Michael Petak, DJ Lynch. Sound Effects Editors: Ian Nyeste, Matt Hall, Lawrence Reyes, Aran Tanchum
Outstanding Writing In Animation
- Penguins of Madagascar, Nickelodeon. Writers: Brandon Sawyer, Bill Motz, Bob Roth
Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special
- Penguins of Madagascar, Nickelodeon. Casting Director: Meredith Layne