JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS and THE BATMAN were the big animation winners, with two Emmys each, as the National Television Academy presented the 33rd Annual Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards on Saturday, April 22, 2006, during simultaneous black-tie ceremonies held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City and the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles. Outstanding Children's Animated Program was awarded to JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS, produced by Mike Young Prods., while Outstanding Special Class Animated Program went to THE BATMAN, produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
THE BATMAN was also honored for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Live Action and Animation while Maile Flanagan was named Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program for providing the voice of Piggley Winks in JAKERS.
Earlier in the day, JAKERS exec prod. and Mike Young Prods. co-founder Mike Young nervously sat in his tux at a panel, The Indian Animation Industry: Pencils to Pixels to Prominence during The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, held a few blocks from the Emmy celebration. He said if his show won it would mean a significant win for animation in India because all three of his nominated shows were animated in India. Crest Animation Studios (Crest) provided all the overseas services on JAKERS, including modeling, rigging, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering and compositing.
SESAME STREET won seven awards, paving the way for PBS's 12 wins. Among the show's honors are writing in a children's series, costume design, music direction and composition, direction/set decoration/ scenic design, multiple camera editing and sound mixing
Kevin Clash the voice of "Elmo" took performer in a children's show while Carroll Spinney, the puppeteer who plays the roles of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on SESAME STREET. His work has garnered him four Emmy Awards.
There was an historic moment at the Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards as LIVE 8 ON AOL, a worldwide multi-feed webcast produced by America Online, won the first Emmy Award ever presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for content delivered via the Internet, cell phones, iPods, PDAs and other hand-held devices. AOL's LIVE 8 ON AOL garnered the inaugural nod for achievement in video content for non-traditional delivery platforms.
The new Emmy Award attracted an unprecedented number of entries 74 within just two and half months from the time it was announced until the entry deadline. Judging of the entries took place in April by a blue ribbon panel of judges.
The new Emmy Award for broadband will also be presented at the 27th annual Sports Emmy Awards on May 1. Later in 2006, it will also be awarded during the News & Documentary, Business & Financial Reporting, Community and Public Service Emmy Awards ceremonies.
The rest of the Daytime Emmys will be announced during the broadcast April 28 on ABC at 8-10:00 pm (ET) live from the Kodak Theatre Hollywood. This will be the first time the Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast from Hollywood in the 33-year history of the Awards ceremonies.
Below is a list of all the categories where animated programs won.
Outstanding Children's Animated ProgramJAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS * PBSMike Young, Executive ProducerStephanie Gougeon, Executive ProducerLouisa Stretton, Executive ProducerBill Schultz, Co-Executive ProducerLiz Young, Supervising ProducerCary Silver, Line ProducerJohn Over, Producer/DirectorKelly Ward, DirectorSindy Mckay, Head WriterLarry Swerdlove, WriterDennis Haley, WriterMarcy Brown, WriterPeter Garcia, WriterJennifer Yale, WriterPamela Hickey, WriterDennys McCoy, Writer
Outstanding Special Class Animated ProgramTHE BATMAN * KIDS WB!Sander Schwartz, Executive ProducerAlan Burnett, Executive ProducerDuane Capizzi, Supervising Producer/Story EditorMichael Goguen, Supervising ProducerJeff Matsuda, ProducerLinda M. Steiner, ProducerGlen Murakami, ProducerSeung Eun Kim, DirectorBrandon Vietti, DirectorSam Liu, DirectorGinny Mcswain, Director
Outstanding Performer In An Animated ProgramJAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS * PBSMaile Flanagan, As Piggley Winks
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Live Action and AnimationTHE BATMAN * KIDS WB!Tom Syslo, Supervising Sound EditorTimothy Borquez, M.P.S.E., Supervising Sound EditorKeith Dickens, Sound EditorErik Foreman, Sound EditorJeff Hutchins, Sound EditorDaniel Benshimon, Sound EditorDoug Andorka, Sound EditorEric Freeman, Sound EditorMark Howlett, Sound EditorMark Keatts, Supervising Dialogue/ADR EditorMichael Garcia, Dialogue/ADR EditorMark Keefer, Dialogue/ADR EditorCharles Smith, Dialogue/ADR Editor
Outstanding Achievement in Video Content for Non-traditional Delivery PlatformsLIVE 8 ON AOL (AOL) Jon Miller, executive producerJim Bankoff, Executive ProducerKevin Wall, Executive ProducerBill Wilson, ProducerMichael Wolfson, Producer
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Television Academy in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
For more information and a list of the other winners and nominees, visit www.emmyonline.com.