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‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘Futurama’ Top Animated Emmy Noms

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‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘Futurama’ Top Animated Emmy Noms

Robot Chicken and Futurama each scored two nominations in the animation and VFX categories for the 2014 Emmy Awards, announced this morning.

Robot Chicken earned a nomination for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program for the “Born Again Virgin Christmas Special” episode, with co-creator Seth Green earning a nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for the episode “DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise.”

The now-concluded Futurama series scored a nomination both for Outstanding Animated Program for the episode “Meanwhile” and Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for Maurice LaMarche in the episode “Calculon 2.0.”

The Simpsons was not nominated for Outstanding Animated Program for the first time since 1994, though Harry Shearer was nominated for voicing Kent Broc.

The list of animation and visual effects-related nominees follows:

Outstanding Animated Program

  • Archer • “Archer Vice: The Rules Of Extraction” • FX Networks • FX Productions
  • Bob’s Burgers • “Mazel Tina” • FOX • 20th Century Fox Television
  • Futurama • “Meanwhile” • Comedy Central • The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television
  • South Park • “Black Friday” • Comedy Central • Central Productions
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program

  • Adventure Time • “Be More” • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios
  • Disney’s Mickey Mouse • “‘O Sole Minnie” • Disney Channel • Disney Television Animation
  • Disney’s Phineas and Ferb • “Thanks But No Thanks” • Disney Channel • Disney Television Animation
  • Regular Show • “The Last Laserdisc Player” • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios
  • Robot Chicken • “Born Again Virgin Christmas Special” • Cartoon Network • Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

  • Chris Diamantapolous as Mickey Mouse. Disney’s Mickey Mouse • “The Adorable Couple” • Disney Channel • Disney Television Animation
  • Stephen Full as Stan. Dog With A Blog • “My Parents Posted What?!” • Disney Channel • Dipthong Productions / It’s a Laugh Productions / Disney Channel
  • Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Glenn Quagmire. Family Guy • “In Harmony’s Way” • FOX • Fox Television Animation
  • Maurice LaMarche as Calculon and Morbo. Futurama • “Calculon 2.0” • Comedy Central • The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television
  • Seth Green as various characters. Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise • Cartoon Network • Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
  • Harry Shearer as Kent Broc. The Simpsons • “Four Regrettings And A Funeral” • FOX • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Special And Visual Effects

Almost Human • “Pilot” • FOX • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television

  • Jay Worth, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Robert Habros, On-set Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Curtis Krick, VFX Producer
  • Steve Melchiorre, VFX Producer
  • Michael Cliett, VFX Lead
  • Christopher Lance, Digital Effects Supervisor
  • David Beedon, CG Supervisor
  • Adam Stern, Lead Environment Designer
  • Jared Jones, 2D Lead

COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey • “The Immortals” • FOX/NatGeo • Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company and National Geographic Channel

  • Rainer Gombos, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Addie Manis, Visual Effects Producer
  • Natasha Francis, Visual Effects Producer
  • Luke McDonald, Digital Supervisor
  • Sam Edwards, Compositing Supervisor
  • Michael Maher, Visual Effects Concept Artist
  • Dominic Vidal, Visual Effects
  • Ryan Tudhope, Visual Effects
  • Ergin Kuke, Visual Effects

Game Of Thrones • “The Children” • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions

  • Joe Bauer, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Joern Grosshans, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer
  • Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Coordinator
  • Eric Carney, Visual Effects Previs Lead
  • Sabrina Gerhardt, Visual Effects Animation Producer
  • Matthew Rouleau, CG Supervisor
  • Thomas H. Schelesny, CG Sequence Supervisor
  • Robert Simon, Visual Effects Concept Designer

The 100 • “We Are Grounders, Part 2” • CW • Bonanza Productions in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios

  • Andrew Orloff, Digital Effects Supervisor
  • Michael Cliett, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Tyler Weiss, Visual Effects Producer
  • Kornel Farkas, 2D Lead Compositor
  • Chris Pounds, Compositor
  • Andrew Bain, 3D Lead Artist
  • Mike Rhone, FX Lead Artist

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. • “T.A.H.I.T.I.” • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Marvel Television

  • Mark Kolpack, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Gary D’Amico, Special Effects Supervisor
  • Sabrina M. Arnold, Lead Visual Effects Producer
  • Tracy Takahashi, Visual Effects Producer
  • Jonathan Tanimoto, Digital Effects Supervisor
  • Kevin Lingenfelser, Senior Lead Compositor
  • Matt Von Brock, Senior Lead CG Artist
  • Thomas Mahoney, Senior Lead CG Artist
  • Mitch Gates, Lead CG Artist

Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

Black Sails • “I.” • Starz • Platinum Dunes and Quaker Moving Pictures in association with Starz Originals

  • Erik Henry, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Paul Graff, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • George Murphy, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Annemarie Griggs, Visual Effects Producer
  • Mitch Claspy, Visual Effects Coordinator
  • Jeremy Hattingh, Visual Effects On-set Lead
  • Doug Hardy, Special Effects Lead
  • Nick Hsieh, Compositing Lead
  • Steve Messing, Matte Artist

Da Vinci’s Demons • “The Sins of Daedalus” • Starz • Starz presents an Adjacent Production in association with Phantom Four Films

  • Tom Horton, Series VFX Supervisor/Producer
  • Nicky Walsh, Visual Effects On-set Supervisor
  • Paul Simpson, VFX Supervisor
  • Gavin Gregory, VFX Producer
  • Simon A. Mills, VFX Production Manager
  • Louis Dunlevy, 3D Lead
  • Paul Round, 2D Lead
  • Stefan Susemihl, 2D Lead
  • Alex Snookes, 2D Artist

Hawaii Five-0 • “Ho’onani Makuakane” • CBS • Kurtzman Orsi Paper Products, 101st Street Television, CBS Productions

  • Armen V. Kevorkian, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Alexander G. Soltes, Visual Effects Producer
  • John Hartigan, Special Effects Coordinator
  • Jane Sharvina, 2D Supervisor
  • Rick Ramirez, 3D Supervisor
  • Dan Lopez, 3D Lead Artist
  • Steve Graves, 3D Artist
  • Andranik Taranyan, Lead Compositing Artist
  • Chad Schott, Compositing Artist

Mob City • “A Guy Walks Into a Bar” • TNT • TNT Originals

  • Jason Maxwell Sperling, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Richard E. Cordobes, Special Effects Supervisor
  • Michael Joseph Morreale, Visual Effects Producer
  • Michael Enriquez, Lead 3D Artist
  • Valeri Ann Pfahning, Lead 2D Artist
  • William L. Arance, 3D Artist
  • Megan Ellen Omi, 2D Artist
  • Diego Galtieri, 2D Artist
  • Franco Leng, 2D Artist

Vikings • “Invasion” • HISTORY • An Octagon and Take 5 production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for History

  • Dominic Remane, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Dennis Berardi, Senior Visual Effects Producer
  • Michael Borrett, Visual Effects Producer
  • Bill Halliday, Visual Effects Producer
  • Ovidiu Cinazan, Lead Compositor
  • Jim Maxwell, Lead Matte Painter

The Walking Dead • “30 Days Without An Accident” • AMC • AMC Productions

  • Victor Scalise, VFX Supervisor
  • Darrell Dean Pritchett, Special FX Supervisor
  • Matt Robken, VFX Producer
  • Gary Romey, VFX Coordinator
  • Martin Hilke, Lead 2D Artist
  • Diego Galtieri, Senior 2D Artist
  • Michael Cook, Lead CG Artist
  • William L. Arance, Senior CG Artist
  • Dylen Velasquez, 2D Artist

Congratulations to all the nominees!

The 2014 Emmy Awards will be presented in a Creative Arts set for Aug. 16 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. The Primetime Emmys will be presented Aug. 25 also at the Nokia Theatre.

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