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Juried Emmy Awards Announced for Individual Achievement in Animation

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the Emmy Award winners in Individual Achievement in Animation for the 59th Emmy Awards. These are juried award categories, which have no nominations and will be presented at the 2007 Creative Arts Awards on Sept. 8 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. This year there were no Emmys awarded in the Outstanding Voice-Over Performance juried area.

The winners are:

* Sang-Jin Kim, Animator for AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, episode: Lake Logai -- Nickelodeon / Nickelodeon Animation Studios

* Sihanouk Mariona, Animator for MORAL OREL, episode: The Lord's Prayer -- Cartoon Network / ShadowMachine Films

* Thomas Smith, Animator for ROBOT CHICKEN, episode: Lust For Puppets -- Cartoon Network / ShadowMachine Films

* Sue Mondt, Art Director for CAMP LAZLO, episode: Squirrel Secrets --Cartoon Network / Cartoon Network Studios

* Dave Dunnet, Background Key Designer for GOOD WILT HUNTING (FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS) -- Cartoon Network / Cartoon Network Studios

* Narina Sokolova, Background Painter for MY GYM PARTNER'S A MONKEY, episode: The Big Field Trip -- Cartoon Network / Cartoon Network Studios

* David Colman, Character Designer for CLASS OF 3000, episode: Eddie's Money -- Cartoon Network / Cartoon Network Studios

* Phil Rynda, Character Designer for BILLY & MANDY'S BIG BOOGEY ADVENTURE (THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY) -- Cartoon Network / Cartoon Network Studios

* James McDermott, Character Designer for ELOISE, episode: Me, Eloise -- Starz Kids and Family / Bolder Media Inc. in association with Film Roman

* Steve Fonti, Storyboard Artist for FAMILY GUY, episode: No Chris Left Behind -- FOX / Fuzzy Door Prods. in association with FOX TV Animation

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry. In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Emmy Award, the Television Academy publishes EMMY MAGAZINE and stages many industry-related programs, services and year-round events for the television community.

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