Henry Winkler, who won a Gloden Globe in 1977 for portraying the ultra-cool Fonzie on Happy Days, finally made good on the many Emmy nominations hes received over the years. During Fridays telecast of the 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the actor/producer picked up one of the coveted trophies for his voice work as Norville on the Scholastic animated PBS series, Clifords Puppy Days.
Winkler was named Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, an award for which former Clifford voicer John Ritter was nominated four years running from 2001 to 2004. The late Ritter lent his voice to the title character in Clifford the Big Red Dog, the series from which Puppy Days was spun off, as well as last years big-screen outing, Cliffords Really Big Movie
Emmy kudos also went to Muppeteer Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo on the long-running PBS show, Sesame Street. Clash was named Outstanding Performer in a Childrens Series, giving Sesame Street its Guinness World Record-setting 101st Emmy win in its 35th season.
During the untelevised Creative Arts Awards portion, held on May 14, Sesame Street garnered an additional three Emmys for Outstanding Pre-school Children’s Series, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design and Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Series.
Also on May 14, Ellen Jin Over was awarded a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Production Color Design on Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, produced by Mike Young Prods. While working on Jakers!, she married John Over, who won a 2004 Emmy for production design on the CG-animated series.