Taylor Swift, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Hardwick among early Emmy winners

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Congratulations to Taylor Swift (“AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience”), Jimmy Fallon (“The Tonight Show”) and Chris Hardwick (“@midnight”) for being among this year’s early Emmy winners in the juried categories. The TV academy announced today the results of juried awards in the races for Animation, Costumes for a Variety Program or Special, Motion Design and Interactive Media, all of which will be presented during the Creative Arts Emmys telecast this Saturday.

Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions

Here’s a closer look at all of the 2015 juried award Emmy winners:

Best Individual Achievement in Animation
“Adventure Time” (Tom Herpich, Storyboard Artist)
“Gravity Falls” (Alonso Ramirez Ramos, Storyboard Artist)
“King Star King” (JJ Villard, Character Design)
“Over The Garden Wall” (Nick Cross, Production Design)
“Robot Chicken” (Bradley Schaffer, Character Animation)
“Tome of the Unknown” (Nick Cross, Background Painter)
“Tome of the Unknown” (Chris Tsirgiotis, Background Layout Designer)

Best Costumes For A Variety Program Or A Special
“Drunk History” (Christina Mongini and Cassandra Conners)
“Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry” (Marina Toybina and Courtney Webster)

Best Motion Design
“How We Got To Now With Steven Johnson”

Best Creative Achievement In Interactive Media (Multiplatform Storytelling)
“Archer Scavenger Hunt”
“The Singles Project”

Best Creative Achievement In Interactive Media (Original Interactive Program)
“Emma Approved”
“AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience”

Best Creative Achievement In Interactive Media (Social TV Experience)
@midnight With Chris Hardwick
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Best Creative Achievement In Interactive Media (User Experience And Visual Design)
“Sleepy Hollow Virtual Reality Experience”

If you’re curious what constitutes a juried award, here is the fine print from the official Emmys press release:

Juried categories require all entrants to be screened by a panel of professionals in the peer group, with the possibility of one, more than one or no entry being awarded an Emmy. As a consequence, there are no nominees, but instead a one-step evaluation and voting procedure. Deliberations include an open discussion of each entrant’s work, with a thorough review of the merits of awarding the Emmy. At the conclusion of each deliberation, the jury considers the question, “Is this entry worthy of an Emmy award — yea or nay?” Only those with unanimous approval win.

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Photo: Taylor Swift. Credit: Jim Smeal/REX
Photo: Jimmy Fallon. Credit: Gregory Pace/BEI/REX
Photo: Chris Hardwick. Credit: Jim Smeal/BEI/REX

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