‘Penguins,’ ‘Regular Show’ Win Emmys

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Nick’s The Penguins of Madagascar and Cartoon Network’s Regular Show won the top honors at the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, presented Saturday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Penguins of Madagascar won the Outstanding Animated Program honor for the episode, “The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole.” The DreamWorks Animation series is spun off the popular Madagascar movie series, and will spawn an upcoming feature of its own.

On the individual front, veteran voice actor Maurice LaMarche won the Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for playing the roles of Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot, Morbo on the Futurama episode ”The Silence Of The Clamps.” “This is seriously messing with my low self-esteem,” LaMarche said in accepting the honor.

Additionally, the Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects went to the HBO series Game of Thrones. The series won for the episode “Valar Morghulis.”

The full list of honorees in these categories follows:

Outstanding Animated Program

The Penguins Of Madagascar: “The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole” (Nickelodeon) – Bob Schooley, Executive Producer/Written by; Mark McCorkle, Executive Producer/Written by; Bret Haaland, Co-Executive Producer; Nick Filippi, Supervising Producer; Chris Neuhahn, Supervising Producer; Ant Ward, Supervising Producer; Andrew Huebner, Produced by; David Knott, Supervising Director; Shaun Cashman, Animation Director; Steve Loter, Animation Director; Christo Stamboliev, Animation Director

Outstanding Short-form Animated Program

Regular Show – “Eggscellent” (Cartoon Network) – Brian A. Miller, Executive Producer; Jennifer Pelphrey, Executive Producer; Curtis Lelash, Executive Producer; Rob Sorcher, Executive Producer; JG Quintel, Executive Producer/Written by; Mike Roth, Supervising Producer/Writer; Janet Dimon, Producer; Matt Price, Writer; Jack Thomas, Writer; John Infantino, Supervising Director/Writer; Robert Alvarez, Animation Director

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot, Morbo (Futurama -”The Silence Of The Clamps”)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Game Of Thrones – “Valar Morghulis” (HBO) – Rainer Gombos, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor; Juri Stanossek, Visual Effects Supervisor; Sven Martin, Animation Lead; Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer; Jan Fiedler, Visual Effects Producer; Chris Stenner, Lead Animator; Tobias Mannewitz, Visual Effects Concept Artist; Thilo Ewers, Environment Lead; Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Coordinator.

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys