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‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Creative Arts Emmys

FOX’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’ wins the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program; HBO’s 'Game of Thrones' wins its third-consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects.

TV’s top talent was honored Saturday night, August 16, at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Bob’s Burgers won the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program for the episode “Mazel Tina” written by Holly Schlesinger and directed by Brian LoSchiavo. This was the first win for the FOX animated series, which has been nominated a total of three times. Bob’s Burgers beat out FX’s Archer, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Comedy Central series Futurama and South Park.

Disney’s Mickey Mouse won in the short-form category for the episode “‘O Sole Minnie,” beating out Cartoon Network series Adventure Time and Regular Show, along with Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb, and Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken.

Voice over talent Harry Shearer was also awarded his first Emmy, although the actor was not on hand to receive it. The veteran stage and screen actor was awarded Best Character Voice-Over performance category for his work on The Simpsons for last season’s Four Regrettings and a Funeral, in which Shearer voices Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Younger Burns and Smithers. It was not only Shearer’s first Emmy, it was also the first Emmy in the newly spun-off best character voice-over category.

The Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation awards, which are juried, were presented to:

  • Nick Jennings, Art Director, Adventure Time, “Wizards Only, Fools,” Cartoon Network
  • Ian Worrel, Art Director, Gravity Falls, “Dreamscaperers,” Disney Channel
  • Narina Sokolova, Background Painter, Disney’s Mickey Mouse,” ‘O Sole Minnie,” Disney Channel
  • Valerio Ventura, Background Designer, Disney’s Mickey Mouse, “The Adorable Couple,” Disney Channel
  • Sean Szeles, Storyboard Artist, Long Live the Royals, cartoonnetwork.com
  • Jasmin Lai, Background Painter, The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed, Cartoon Network
  • Cameron Baity, Animator, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise, Adult Swim
  • Dmitry Malanitchev, Color Design Director, The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror XXIV,” FOX
  • Charles Ragins, Background Designer, The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror XXIV,” FOX
  • Nick Edwards, Character Designer, Uncle Grandpa, “Afraid of the Dark,” Cartoon Network

On the visual effects front, HBO’s Game of Thrones won its third-consecutive Emmy for outstanding special and visual effects. It topped a slate of nominees that included Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, Almost Human, The 100 and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Starz series Black Sails won the Emmy for supporting special and visual effects.

A two-hour, edited version of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Sunday, August 24 on FXX. The Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, August 25, on NBC.

The entire list of winners is shown below:

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
Deadliest Catch

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
Shark Tank 

Outstanding Variety Special
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report 

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
Saturday Night Live 

Outstanding Choreography
So You Think You Can Dance, Routines: Puttin' on the Ritz / Gold Rush / Run the World

Outstanding Interactive Program
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience 

Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program
30 For 30 Shorts 

Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama 

Outstanding Special Class Program
67th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Informational Series Or Special (TIE)
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 
Vice 

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special
JFK (American Experience)

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series (TIE)
American Masters 
Years Of Living Dangerously

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking
Life According To Sam

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming
The Square

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series
How I Met Your Mother

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series
True Detective

Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie
Sherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming
The Square

Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming
Deadliest Catch

Outstanding Commercial
Misunderstood, Apple

Outstanding Narrator
Jeremy Irons, Game Of Lions 

Outstanding Children's Program
One Last Hug: Three Days At Grief Camp

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Harry Shearer, The Simpsons

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or A Variety Program
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie
The Blacklist

Outstanding Special And Visual Effects
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role
Black Sails

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series
Dancing With The Stars

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
Dancing With The Stars

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
The Sound Of Music Live!

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
67th Annual Tony Awards, Song Title: Bigger!

Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Sherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Main Title Design
True Detective

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Outstanding Music Direction
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
House Of Cards

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
Treme 

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
Modern Family

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
The 56th Grammy Awards

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming
American Masters

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
True Detective

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
The Normal Heart

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
Black Sails 

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Sherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Downton Abbey

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story: Coven

Outstanding Costumes For A Series
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie or Special
American Horror Story: Coven

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program
Disney Mickey Mouse

Outstanding Animated Program
Bob's Burgers

Outstanding Art Direction For A Period Series, Miniseries Or A Movie (Single-Camera)
Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Program (Half-Hour Or Less)
House Of Lies

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program
The Oscars

Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera)
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Breaking Bad, Felina 

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory 

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Orange Is The New Black, Tit Punch

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
Sherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Joe Morton, Scandal 

Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart 

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
The Square

Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming
Deadliest Catch

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Fargo 

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
True Detective

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Orange Is The New Black 

Source: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences