Daytime Emmys announce early animation winners: ‘Trollhunters,’ ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ & more

On Thursday, March 16, the Daytime Emmys announced the winners for Best Individual Achievement in Animation, a juried award. These recipients will be given their awards during the Creative Arts Awards ceremony on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. David Michaels, senior vice president of the Daytime Emmys, said in a statement, “We received an unprecedented number of submissions this year and the level of accomplishment shown by these animators is amazing. The panel of peer judges have an incredibly high bar for these animators to reach.” Those peer judges choose the following artists:

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Trollhunters,” Netflix
Mike Chaffe, Animator – “Becoming, Part 1”

“The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show,” Netflix
Kevin Dart, Art Director – “The Wrath Of Hughes”

“Pig Goat Banana Cricket,” Nickelodeon
Phil Jacobson, Storyboard Artist – “Mall Ya Later”

“Trollhunters,” Netflix
Victor Maldonado, Character Designer – “Win, Lose Or Draal”

“Little Big Awesome,” Amazon
Khang Le, Art Director – “What’s The Trouble Bubble”

“The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show,” Netflix
Eastwood Wong, Background Painter – “Pea Dummy/Mary Anning”

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Daytime Emmys executive director Brent Stanton explained, “The category of Individual Achievement in Animation is a juried award. A panel of judges, composed of qualified animation judges, determine the Emmy Award worthiness of submissions from individuals who work in the various craft areas of expertise in animation, such as Character Design, Storyboard, Art Direction/Production Design, Background Design, Layout and Color and Character Animation. Entrants submit their work from a single episode. There can be one, more than one, or no recipients, depending on the level of excellence.”

The Daytime Emmy nominations will be announced on Wednesday, March 22, live on the Emmy winning series “The Talk.” After the Creative Arts winners are announced on April 28, the remaining champs in top categories will be revealed on Sunday, April 30.

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