Los Angeles, CA -- Veteran voice actor June Foray, the venerated first lady of animation, was recognized with an Emmy award on Saturday night in the category of Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for her role as Mrs. Cauldron in Cartoon Network’s The Garfield Show.
Foray, who is 94, delivered a performance that beat fellow nominees James Hong for Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesome, Jeff Bennett for Penguins of Madagascar, and Rodger Bumpass for SpongeBob SquarePants. This was Foray’s first nomination from the Television Academy.
The Hub's Transformers Prime won the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program award. Other animated winners include:
Outstanding Directing In an Animated Program Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation JOEL FAJNOR, Art Director - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon) ERNIE GILBERT, Character Designer - T.U.F.F. Puppy (Nickelodeon) CHRISTOPHE VACHER, Supervising Color Designer - Transformers Prime (The Hub)
Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition The Wonder Pets! (Nickelodeon)
Outstanding Original Song – Children’s and Animation "In the Happy Little Land of Hoboken Surprise" from Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)
Outstanding Writing in Animation WordGirl (PBS)
Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime "The Time I... (Shoes)" (Disney Channel)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING – ANIMATION Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING – ANIMATION Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
Congratulations to Ms. Foray for this long-overdue achievement, and all the other winners.