Cartoon Network Leads 2007 Primetime Emmy Award Animation Nominations

Nominations for the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 19, 2007, with Cartoon Network receiving the most primetime Emmy nominations for animated shows with three. CN's ROBOT CHICKEN is in the primetime Emmy Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) race with SOUTH PARK, THE SIMPSONS, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER. Cartoon Network also picked up two noms for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) for its WHERE'S LAZLO? and GOOD WILT HUNTING (FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS), competing against SECRETS OF THE DEEP and HELLBOY ANIMATED: SWORD OF STORMS.

Discovery Channel's SECRETS OF THE DEEP was also nominated for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie or a Special, competing against DRIVE, THE PATH TO 9/11 and NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING and BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE, which each received two noms for different parts of the series.

Competing for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series category are BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, EUREKA, GREY'S ANATOMY, HEROES and ROME.

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE received the most nominations of any program in the race with 17, closely followed by BROKEN TRAIL with 16 and THE SOPRANOS, which received 15.

Awards for the majority of animation and visual effects categories will be presented on Sept. 8 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, in a non-televised ceremony. The main program categories and honors for acting and writing will be handed out during the telecast at the Shrine Sept. 16 on FOX.

Additional awards may also be given for the "juried areas" (nominations) of Voice Over Performance and Individual Achievement in Animation, which will be released in August. Additional awards may also be given for Engineering Development, Interactive Television Programming and the Governors Award.

A list of animation, commercial and visual effects related nominees follow:

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (For Programming Less Than One Hour)

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER -- City Of Walls And Secrets -- Nickelodeon -- Nickelodeon Animation Studio

ROBOT CHICKEN -- Lust For Puppets -- Cartoon Network -- ShadowMachine Films

SOUTH PARK -- Make Love, Not Warcraft -- Comedy Central -- Central Productions

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS -- Bummer Vacation / Wig Struck -- Nickelodeon -- Nickelodeon Animation Studio in association with United Plankton Pictures, Inc.

THE SIMPSONS -- The Haw-Hawed Couple -- Fox -- Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (FOR PROGRAMMING ONE HOUR OR MORE)

GOOD WILT HUNTING (FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS) -- Cartoon Network -- Cartoon Network Studios

HELLBOY ANIMATED: SWORD OF STORMS -- Starz -- Starz Media in association with Revolution Studios

SECRETS OF THE DEEP -- Discovery Channel -- Impossible Pictures in association with Discovery Channel

WHERE'S LAZLO? (Camp Lazlo) --Cartoon Network -- Cartoon Network Studios

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS FOR A SERIES

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA -- EXODUS, PART 2 -- Sci Fi Channel -- R+D TV in association with NBC Universal Television Studio Tom Archer, Lead Compositor Brenda Campbell, Lead Compositor Doug Drexler, CG Supervisor Michael Gibson, Senior VFX Coordinator Jeremy Hoey, Lead Matte Painter Gary Hutzel, VFX Supervisor Andrew Karr, CGI Supervisor Alec McClymont, Lead CGI Artist/ Animator Adam Mojo, CGI Sequence Designer

EUREKA -- Pilot -- Sci Fi Channel -- NBC Universal Television Studio Elizabeth Alvarez, Visual Effects Coordinator Jamie Clark, Lead CGI Artist / Animator Jarrod Davis, CGI Supervisor Ben Funk, Lead Matte Artist Robert Habros, Visual Effects Supervisor Lane Jolly, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Darren Marcox, Special Effects Supervisor Matthew S, Visual Effects Producer Tom Tennisco, Lead Model Maker

GREY'S ANATOMY -- Walk On Water -- ABC -- ABC Studios Mike Cook, Lead Visual Effects Animator Diego Galvieri, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Eric Grenaudier, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Al Lopez, CGI Supervisor Sam Nicholson, Visual Effects Supervisor Anthony Ocampo, Lead Model Maker Val Pfahning, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Scott Ramsey, Visual Effects Supervisor/ Producer

HEROES -- Five Years Gone -- NBC -- Tailwind Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio Gary D'Amico, Special Effects Supervisor Diego Galtieri, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Ragui Hanna, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Mark Kolpack, Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kumiega, Lead CGI Animator Chris Martin, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Jon Rosenthal, Lead CGI Artist Mark Spatny, Visual Effects Producer Cedric Tomacruz, Lead Matte Artist

ROME -- Philippi -- HBO -- HBO Entertainment in association with the BBC Daniel Acon, Special Effects Supervisor Gary Brozenich, CGI Supervisor Barrie Hemsley, Visual Effects Producer Merrin Jensen, Visual Effects Producer Duncan Kinnaird, CGI Supervisor Doug Larmour, Lead Visual Effects Compositor James Madigan, VFX Supervisor Anna Panton, Visual Effects Producer Paula Pope, Visual Effects Coordinator

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE -- HBO -- Wolf Film/Traveler's Rest Film in association with HBO Films Jospeh Bell, Visual Effects Coordinator Erik Bruhwiler, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Chris Del, Visual Effects Producer Benoit Girard, CGI Supervisor David Goldberg, Visual Effects Supervisor Justin Mitchell, Lead Visual Effects Animator Andrew Roberts, Lead CGI Animator Tammy Sutton, Lead CGI Artist Tommy Tran, Lead Matte Artist

DRIVE -- The Starting Line -- Fox.com -- 20th Century Fox Television Jamie Clark, CG Artist Jarrod Davis, CG Supervisor Chris Jones, Technical Director Steve Meyer, Senior Compositor Tyler Nathan, Compositor Nate Overstrom, Compositor Loni Peristere, VFX Supervisor Mark Shimer, CG Artist Raoul Yorke, VFX Producer

NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING -- The End Of The Whole Mess -- TNT -- Ostar Productions Jiri Forejt, 2D Leading Composition Jan Heusler, 2D Leading Composition Vit Komrzy, VFX Producer Jiri Linhart, Senior Animator Monika Pavlickova, VFX Coordinator Jaroslav Poklensky, 3D Senior Animator Peter Stubbs, Special FX Supervisor Marc Van, VFX Producer David Vana, VFX Supervisor

NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING -- Battleground -- TNT -- Ostar Productions Michael Cook, Lead CGI Model Maker Eric Grenaudier, Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kumiega, Lead CGI Animator Adalberto Lopez, CGI Supervisor Sam Nicholson, Visual Effects Supervisor Megan Omi, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Mark Spatny, Visual Effects Producer Marc van, Visual Effects Producer Ryan Wieber, Lead Visual Effects Compositor

SECRETS OF THE DEEP -- Discovery Channel -- Impossible Pictures in association with Discovery Channel Adam Burnett, Lead CGI Artist Antony Carysforth, Lead Visual Effects Animator Theo Facey, Lead CGI Artist Pete Farrer, Visual Effects Producer Tim Greenwood, Visual Effects Supervisor Jason Horley, Lead Matte Artist Pete Metelko, Lead CGI Artist Lorna Paterson, Visual Effects Producer

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE -- Night 2 -- ABC -- Marc Platt Productions in association with ABC Studios Ian Britton, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Tavia Charlton, Visual Effects Coordinator Robert Crowther, Visual Effects Producer Graham Cunningham, Lead CGI Artist Kristijan Danilovski, CGI Supervisor Andrew Nguyen, Lead Matte Artist Anthony Paterson, Visual Effects Supervisor Joel Skeete, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Tom Turnbull, Visual Effects Supervisor

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

ANIMALS - American Express Hungry Man, Production Company Ogilvy Mather

BATTLE - Cingular BBDO New, Ad Agency Park Pictures

HAPPINESS FACTORY - Coca Cola Wieden Kennedy, Ad Agency Psyop Production

JAR - GE BBDO New, Ad Agency Traktor Production

PINBALL - Pepsi Partizan Entertainment, Production Company BBDO New

SINGING COWBOY - Truth Arnold and, Ad Agency MJZ Production

SNOWBALL - Travelers Fallon Ad, Ad Agency MJZ Production

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN

DEXTER -- Showtime -- Showtime Presents in association with John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions Eric Anderson, Creative Director Josh Bodnar, Editor Lindsay Daniels, Designer Colin Davis, Main Title Producer

HU$TLE -- AMC -- A Kudos Film & Television Production for BBC Joe Berger, Main Title Producer/Animator Pascal Wyse, Designer

STANDOFF -- Fox -- Twentieth Century Fox Television Dan Meehan, Title Designer Michael Riley, Title Designer Brad Simmons, Title Designer Bob Swenson, Title Designer

THE LOST ROOM -- Sci Fi Channel -- Lions Gate Entertainment Robert Bradley, Title Designer Thomas Cobb, Title Designer Patrick Loungway, Director of Photography

THE PATH TO 9/11 -- ABC -- Marc Platt Productions in association with ABC Studios Lindsay Daniels, Designer Colin Day, Designer Dave Molloy, Editor Matthew Mulder, Creative Director

UGLY BETTY -- ABC -- ABC Studios Yolanda Santosa, Art Director Garson Yu, Creative Director

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS

FAMILY GUY -- PETER'S TWO DADS -- Song title: "My Drunken Irish Dad" -- Fox -- Fuzzy Door Productions in association with Fox TV AnimationDanny Smith, LyricsWalter Murphy, Music

MADTV -- Episode 1209 -- Song title: "Merry Ex-Mas" -- Fox -- Girl Group Co.Greg O'Connor, Music ComposerJim Wise, Composer/LyricistBruce McCoy, Lyricist

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Host: Justin Timberlake -- Song title: "Dick In A Box" -- NBC -- SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway VideoJustin Timberlake, Music & Lyrics ByJorma Taccone, Music & Lyrics ByKatreese Barnes, Music ByAsa Taccone, Music ByAkiva Schaffer, Lyrics ByAndy Samberg, Lyrics By

SCRUBS -- My Musical -- Song Title: "Everything Comes Down to Poo" -- NBC -- ABC StudiosDebra Fordham, Lyrics byRobert Lopez, Lyrics by, Music byJeff Marx, Lyrics by, Music by

SCRUBS -- My Musical -- Song Title: "Guy Love" -- NBC -- ABC StudiosDebra Fordham, Lyrics byPaul F. Perry, Lyrics by, Music by

There were no animation nominees in the category of Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (half-hour) And Animation.

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