Emmy animation, interactive winners announced

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Atas) in the US has announced the Emmy winners in the categories costumes for a variety or music programme, outstanding voice-over performance as well as individual achievement in animation for the 57th Annual Emmy Awards.

These are juried award categories, which have no nominations and will be presented at the 2005 Creative Arts Awards on 11 September at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The award for Voice-Over Performer qwent to Keith David who narrated Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson which aired on PBS.

One of the winners in the animation category is Craig McCracken who worked as the character designer for Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends – House of Bloos episode which aired on Cartoon Network. In India the show airs on Pogo.

Meanwhile TV Land and Cablevision triumphed in the interactive categories which will be presented at the show. Outstanding achievement for program-specific enhanced or interactive television went to TV Land Awards All Access Pass, a broadband companion to the 2005 TV Land Awards that featured 103 minutes of footage from backstage, rehearsal and the red carpet, plus trivia, games and live chat. Outstanding achievement for non-programme specific enhances or interactive television went to Cablevision’s iO Interactive Optimum digital cable service.

For the fourth consecutive year, E! Entertainment Television will air the awards show in the US. Atas chairman Dick Askin says,
“This Award show continues to flourish each year, and has truly become one of Hollywood’s premiere events. In addition, we welcome the return of E! as our broadcast partner. Their support of the show over the last four years has played a substantial role in the growth and exposure of the Awards to the public.”

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