The 2002 Primetime Creative Arts Awards portion of the 54th Annual Emmy Awards was held on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Among the honors bestowed were the Emmys for animation and visual effects categories.
Matt Groenings Futurama broke the long wining streak of his own flagship Fox project, The Simpsons, to take home the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (less than one hour). The episode Roswell That Ends Well also won over installments of Nickelodeons As Told By Ginger (Lunatic Lake), Foxs King of the Hill (Bobby Goes Nuts), and Comedy Centrals South Park (Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants). The Simpsons was nominated for the episode She of Little Faith.
The Outstanding Animated Program (One Hour or More) went to the Discovery Channels Walking With Prehistoric Beasts. The doc was also up against one of its own, When Dinosaurs Roamed America, as well as Cartoon Networks Trilogy (Samurai Jack).
Prehistoric beasts also came through for ABC as its Dinotopia snatched the statue for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special. The fantasy adventures effects work bested that of HBOs Band Of Brothers Parts 2 and 4, ABCs Superfire, and Discovery Channels Walking With Prehistoric Beasts.
UPNs Star Trek prequel Enterprise captured the award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series for the pilot entitled Broken Bow. The episode Breaking The Ice was also nominated, along with WBs Smallville pilot and two installments of Showtimes Stargate SG-1: Enemies and Revelations.