‘Arcane;’ ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Are the Big Winners at Creative Emmy Awards

Netflix was the big animation winner at last night’s Creative Emmy Awards. The streamers acclaimed shows Arcane, and Love, Death + Robots (“Jibaro”) won the Best Animated Series and Best Animated Short Form Emmys. Netflix’s Arcane, Love, Death + Robots and The House an Amazon’s The Boys Presents Diabolical were also awarded with previously announced Juried prizes, leaving network and cable favorites such as The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers and Robot Chicken empty-handed. Spanish animation director Alberto Mielgo also set a new record by winning two Emmys for his stunning Love, Death + Robots episode, “Jibaro,” only a few months after winning the Oscar for his short The Windshield Wiper.

The two nights’ worth of Creative Emmys footage will be condensed down into a two-hour recap, set to air Sept. 10 on FXX. The Primetime Emmys, will air  Sept. 12 on NBC and Peacock, live from the Microsoft.

Here is the complete list of winners and nominees:

Outstanding Animated Program:

  • WINNER: Arcane. “When these Walls come Tumbling Down” (Netflix, A Riot Games and Fortiche Production for Netflix)
  • Bob’s Burgers. “Some Like It Bot, Part 1” (FOX, 20th Television)
  • Rick and Morty. “Mort dinner Rick Andrew” (Adult Swim, Rick and Morty LLC)
  • The Simpsons. “Pixelated and Afraid” (FOX, A Gracie Films Prod. In Assoc. with 20th TV Animation)
  • What If…?” “Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?” (Disney +, Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

  • WINNER: Love, Death + Robots. “Jibaro” (Netflix, Blur Studio for Netflix)
  • The Boys Presents: Diabolical • “John and Sun-Hee” (Prime Video • Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures Television Studios, Titmouse, Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and Point Grey Pictures Love)
  • Robot Chicken .“Happy Russian Deathdog Dolloween 2 U” (Adult Swim, A Stoopid Buddy Stoodios production with Williams Street)
  • Star Wars: Visions “The Duel” (Disney+  Kamikaze Douga and Lucasfilm Ltd._
  • When Billie Met Lisa (Disney+ • A Gracie Films production in association with 20th Television Animation)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

  • Winner: Chadwick Boseman as Star Lord T’Challa, What If…?” “What If… T’Challa Became A Star-Lord?” ( Disney+, Marvel Studios_

Outstanding Motion Design

WINNER: “Home Before Dark” Apple TV+ • Paramount Television Studios in association with Apple
Jon Berkowitz – Creative Director
Brad Colwell –  Creative Director
Kimberly Tang – Associate Creative Director
Nolan Borkenhagen – Art Director

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

Arcane (“The Boy Savior”)
Netflix
A Riot Entertainment and Fortiche Production for Netflix
Anne-Laure To – Color Script Artist

Arcane (“Happy Progress Day!”)
Netflix
A Riot Entertainment and Fortiche Production for Netflix
Julien Georgel – Art Direction

Arcane (“When These Walls Come Tumbling Down”)
Netflix
A Riot Entertainment and Fortiche Production for Netflix
Bruno Couchinho – Background Designer

The Boys Presents: Diabolical (“Boyd In 3D”)
Prime Video, Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures
Television Studios, Titmouse, Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and Point Grey Pictures
Lexy Naut – Storyboard Artist

The House
Netflix
Nexus Studios for Netflix
Kecy Salangad – Animator

Love, Death + Robots
Jibaro, Netflix, Blur Studio for Netflix
Alberto Mielgo – Character Designer

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers won the Outstanding TV Movie Emmy on Sept. 4.

* Added On Sunday, Sept. 4:

The second night of the Creative Emmy Awards  also saw Disney+’s well-received animated feature Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers winning the Outstanding TV Movie Emmy prize. Directed by Akiva Schaffer, the film which was released in May, beat its live-action competition in the category— Ray Donovan: The Movie, Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon, Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas and The Survivor.

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie

  • The Book Of Boba Fett  (Disney+, Lucasfilm Ltd.) Richard Bluff, Visual Effects Supervisor Abbigail Keller, Visual Effects Producer Paul Kavanagh, Animation Supervisor Cameron Neilson, Assoc. Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Fisher, Special Effects Supervisor John Rosengrant, Legacy Effects Supervisor Enrico Damm, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Robin Hackl, Image Engine Visual Effects Supervisor Landis Fields, Virtual Production Visualization Supervisor
“The Book of Bobba Fett” won the year’s Outstanding VFX Emmy.

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode

  • Squid Game. “VIPS”  (Netflix, Siren Pictures for Netflix) Cheong Jai-hoon, VFX Supervisor Kang Moon-jung, CG Supervisor (3D) Kim Hye-jin, VFX Producer Jo Hyun-jin, Layout Lead Kim Seong-cheol, Matte Painting Supervisor Lee Jae-bum, Animation Supervisor Shin Min-soo, CG Supervisor (2D) Seok Jong-yeon, Compositing Supervisor Jun Sung-man, Compositing Supervisor

 

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