Emmys 2019: Here’s a Look at the Winners of the Juried Awards in Animation and Other Categories

Emmys 2019: Here’s a Look at the Winners of the Juried Awards in Animation and Other Categories

The 71st Emmy Awards in Animation, Choreography, Interactive Programming and Motion Design categories were announced by the Television Academy.

The much-awaited 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, recognising excellence in the American television industry, are only a few weeks away now. The Television Academy has recently announced the juried award winners for the annual Emmy Awards in the following categories: Animation, Choreography, Interactive Programming, and Motion Design. Winners of these categories will be receiving the awards at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies on Saturday, 14th September, and Sunday, 15th September, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Netflix has a total of 117 Emmy nominations this year and has already won six major juried awards for Love, Death & Robots (Tim Miller’s animated series), Carmen Sandiego (an animated action-adventure series with educational elements) and popular comedy talk show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.

Below is the complete list of juried winners who will be presented with the creative awards:

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

Age of Sail, YouTube, Google Spotlight Stories and Boathouse Studios

  • Céline Desrumaux, Production Designer
  • Bruno Mangyoku, Character Designer
  • Jasmin Lai, Color

Carmen Sandiego, The Chasing Paper Caper, Netflix, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media

  • Elaine Lee, Background Painter

Love, Death & Robots, The Witness, Netflix, Blur Studio

  • Alberto Mielgo, Production Designer
  • David Pate, Character Animator

Love, Death & Robots, Good Hunting, Netflix, Blur Studio

  • Jun-ho Kim, Background Designer

Love, Death & Robots, Sucker of Souls, Netflix, Blur Studio

  • Owen Sullivan, Storyboard Artist

Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media

Artificial, Twitch, 96 Next

  • Bernie Su, Executive Producer
  • Evan Mandery, Executive Producer
  • Michael Y. Chow, Executive Producer
  • Bonnie Buckner, Executive Producer
  • Ken Kalopsis, Executive Producer

Wolves in the Walls: It’s All Over, Oculus Store, Fable Studio, Facebook, Story Studio, Third Rail Projects

  • Fable Studio
  • Facebook
  • Pete Billington, Director and Creator
  • Jessica Yaffa Shamash, Creative Producer and Creator
  • Edward Saatchi, Executive Producer

Outstanding Motion Design

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Netflix, A Netflix Original Production

  • Michelle Higa Fox, Creative Director
  • Jorge L Peschiera, Creative Director
  • Yussef Cole, Head of Animation
  • Brandon Sugiyama, Lead Animator
  • Paris London Glickman, Lead Animator

Outstanding Choreography For Scripted Programming

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Routines: Don’t Be a Lawyer; Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal, CW, CBS Television Studios in association with Warner Bros. Television

  • Kathryn Burns, Choreographer

In Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation category, five of the winners are from Netflix and three from YouTube. Seven of the winners have won an Emmy for the first time while there is one second-time winner. All winners are from two platforms, Netflix and YouTube.

YouTube has been recognised in the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation category for the Google Spotlight Story Age of Sail, co-produced by Boathouse Studios, an immersive animated short directed by Oscar-winning animator John Kahrs. Meanwhile Twitch, Amazon’s live streaming platform, has received its first Emmy award for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media for Artificial.

Netflix show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won the first-ever juried prize for outstanding choreography for scripted programming, to be received by choreographer Kathryn Burns. This will be Kathryn’s second Emmy award and the musical show’s third Emmy. Netflix’s comedy commentary Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj also won an Emmy in the Outstanding Motion Design category. Bob Bain is the executive producer of the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards presentation, which will be aired on Saturday, 21st September 2019. Millions of people are expected to tune into the Primetime Emmys for the general categories, on Sunday, 22nd September, for which the final voting is currently taking place, with several award season promotional campaigns underway in Los Angeles and entertainment websites and channels making predictions about which shows will win in the major categories.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.