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DreamWorks Animation Television Leads Daytime Creative Arts Emmys with 9 Awards

Racking up the most wins for any animated or children’s program, DWA’s ‘Trollhunters’ takes home six Emmy Awards including statuettes for directors Guillermo del Toro and Rodrigo Blaas.

DreamWorks Animation Television’s ‘Trollhunters.’

LOS ANGELES -- The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday night at a grand gala held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the 2016 calendar year.

DreamWorks Animation Television led the field in the animation categories and overall, taking home nine Daytime Emmy Awards. Trollhunters was the evening’s big winner, taking home six Emmy Awards -- the most for any animated or children’s program -- including wins for directors Guillermo del Toro and Rodrigo Blaas for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program and writer Marc Guggenheim for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program.

Other awards for Trollhuters included Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Kelsey Grammer for his role as “Blinky,” Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special, and two previously-announced awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Character Design and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.

Art director Kevin Dart and background painter Eastwood Wong each received awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement for their work on DWA’s The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, while Dinotrux was recognized for Outstanding Sound Editing in a Preschool Animated Program.

Other winners this year include Amazon’s Tumble Leaf, which received the award for Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program for director Drew Hodges, Snowy Day, which took home the award for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program, and Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, which earned three awards for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing, and Outstanding Sound Editing.

Moonbot Studios short Taking Flight, inspired by the life and heritage of Antonio Pasin, the inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon, received the award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.

The list of winners in animation-related categories is shown below; the full list of winners can be found at emmyonline.org.

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
Kelsey Grammer as “Blinky”
Trollhunters -- Netflix/DreamWorks Animation

Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special
Trollhunters -- Netflix/DreamWorks Animation
Casting by Mary Hidalgo, Ania O’Hare, CSA

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

  • Mike Chaffe, Animator -- “Becoming, Part 1”
    Trollhunters -- Netflix/DreamWorks Animation
  • Kevin Dart, Art Director -- “The Wrath Of Hughes”
    The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show -- Netflix/DreamWorks Animation
  • Phil Jacobson, Storyboard Artist – “Mall Ya Later”
    Pig Goat Banana Cricket -- Nickelodeon
  • Victor Maldonado, Character Designer - “Win, Lose Or Draal”
    Trollhunters -- Netflix/DreamWorks Animation
  • Khang Le, Art Director – “What’s The Trouble Bubble”
    Little Big Awesome -- Amazon
  • Eastwood Wong, Background Painter - “Pea Dummy/ Mary Anning”
    The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show -- Netflix/DreamWorks Animation

Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program
Trollhunters -- Netflix/DreamWorks Animation
Writer: Marc Guggenheim

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program
Trollhunters -- Netflix/DreamWorks Animation
Directors: Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro

Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program
Tumble Leaf -- Amazon
Director: Drew Hodges

Outstanding Directing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program
Sesame Street -- HBO
Directors: Ken Diego, Benjamin Lehmann, Joey Mazzarino, Scott Preston, Chuck Vinson, Matt Vogel, Nadine Zylstra

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design
Sesame Street -- HBO
Production Designer: David Gallo
Art Director: Keith Olsen, Randall Richards

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
The Snowy Day -- Amazon
Executive Producers: Ann Austen, Laurence Fishburne, Deborah Pope, Irene Sherman, Helen Sugland, Chris White
Producers: Jamie Badminton, Tom Jordan

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program
Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure -- Amazon
Executive Producers: Abram Makowka, Darin Mark, Jared Mark, Mark Warshaw
Supervising Producer: Ken Duer
Producer: Therese Trujillo
Executive Producers: Andrew Pearce, Richard Scott (Flaunt Productions)
Producer: Amy Patterson (Flaunt Productions)
Executive Producers: Jack Liang, Shuzo John Shiota (Polygon Pictures Inc.)
Line Producer: Sarah Cortina (Polygon Pictures Inc.)

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Taking Flight -- www.takingflightfilm.com
Executive Producers: Trish Farnsworth-Smith, William Joyce
Producers: Lampton Enochs, Robert Pasin

Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation
Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure -- Amazon
Re-Recording Mixer: Patrick Rodman, CAS
Dialogue Production Engineer: Ricky Watson

Outstanding Sound Mixing - Preschool Animated Program
Sofia the First -- Disney Jr.
Re-Recording Mixers: Timo thy J. Borquez, Nicholas Gotten, III

Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation
Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure -- Amazon
Sound Supervisors: Patrick Rodman, CAS, Eric P. Sherman
Dialogue Editor: James Scullion
ADR Editor: Ricky Watson
Sound Effects Editors: Justin Kohler, Eric Paulsen
Foley Mixers: Tony Solis, Dicken Berglund

Outstanding Sound Editing – Preschool Animated Program
Dinotrux -- Netflix/DreamWorks Animation
Sound Supervisor: Devon G. Bowman
Sound Supervisor/Sound Designer: Rob McIntyre
Sound Editors: Andrew Ing, DJ Lynch, Marc Schmidt
Sound Editor/Foley Editor: Alfredo Douglas
Foley Editor: Roberto Dominguez Alegria
Foley Artist: Monique Reymond
Dialogue Editor: Shawn Bohonos

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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