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2018 Emmy Nominations: ‘Rick & Morty’ Picks Up First Emmy Nomination

Nominations have been announced for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

There’s never a lot of variety in the animated program category, with Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and South Park nominated nearly every year, including this year. All three have also been nominated together for four of the previous five years (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017). The newcomers in the category are Big Hero 6: The Series and Rick & Morty, both of which are nominated for the first time. (Rick & Morty is also nominated a second time for the vr experience Virtual Rick-ality, which competes in the creative achievement in interactive media/scripted programs category.)

For short form animated programs, Cartoon Network dominates the category with four of the five nominations – Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Teen Titans Go!, and We Bare Bears. The fifth nomination belongs to its sister company, Adult Swim, for the Robot Chicken special “Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special.”

A list of all the nominees in the animation-related categories can be found below. For the full list of nominees in all categories, visit the Emmy website.

Final-round online voting begins August 13. The winners will be decided by the 23,000+ voting members of the Television Academy. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented on September 8 and 9 in Los Angeles, followed by the remainder of the Emmy Awards on September 17.

Animated Program

  • Big Hero 6: The Series “Baymax Returns” – Disney XD
  • Bob’s Burgers “V for Valentine-detta” – FOX
  • Rick and Morty “Pickle Rick” – Adult Swim
  • South Park “Put It Down” – Comedy Central
  • The Simpsons “Gone Boy” – FOX

Short Form Animated Program

  • Adventure Time “Ring of Fire” – Cartoon Network
  • Robot Chicken “Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition” – Adult Swim
  • Steven Universe “Jungle Moon” – Cartoon Network
  • Teen Titans Go! “The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular! Pt. 1 and Pt. 2″ – Cartoon Network
  • We Bare Bears “Hurricane Hal” – Cartoon Network

Children’s Program

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events – Netflix
  • Alexa & Katie – Netflix
  • Fuller House – Netflix
  • Star Wars Rebels – Disney XD – Lucasfilm Animation
  • The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special – HBO – Sesame Workshop

Character Voice-over Performance

  • Seth MacFarlane as Stan Smith, Roger Smith – American Dad! – TBS
  • Seth MacFarlane as Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin – Family Guy – FOX
  • Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin, Babs Pewterschmidt, Natalia, Female Hippo, Woman in Car, Female Voice – Family Guy – FOX
  • Russi Taylor as Huey, Dewey, Louie, Grandma, The Witch, Minnie Mouse – The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular – Disney Channel
  • Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, Sideshow Mel – The Simpsons – FOX

Outstanding Main Title Design

  • The Alienist – TNT – Paramoutn Television and Turner’s Studio T co-production
  • Altered Carbon – Netfilx – Skydance Television
  • Counterpart – Starz – Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content in association with NBC
  • Glow – Netflix – Glitter Pictures
  • Westworld – HBO – HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot, Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

  • Altered Carbon “Out of the Past” – Netflix – Everett Burrell, Senior VFX Supervisor; Tony Meagher, Senior VFX Producer; Joel Whist, Special Effects Coordinator; Jorge Del Valle, Previs Supervisor; Steve Moncur, VFX Supervisor; Christine Lemon, VFX Producer; Paul Jones, VFX Producer; Antoine Monineau, CG Supervisor; David Zaretti, 2D Supervisor
  • Game of Thrones “Beyond The Wall” – HBO – Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer; Joe Bauer, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor; Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Associate Producer; Michelle Blok, Previs Lead; Sam Conway, Special Effects Supervisor; Ted Rae, Visual Effects Plate Supervisor; David Ramos, Visual Effects Supervisor; Wayne Stables, Lead CG & Animation Supervisor; Derek Spears, Lead CG Supervisor
  • Lost in Space “Danger, Will Robinson” – Netflix – Jabbar Raisani, Senior VFX Supervisor; Terron Pratt, VFX Producer; Marion Spates, VFX Supervisor; Ashley Ward, VFX Production Supervisor; Niklas Jacobson, VFX Supervisor; Niklas Ström, Lighting Supervisor; Joao Sita, VFX Supervisor; Juri Stanossek, VFX Supervisor; Rafael Solórzano, VFX Supervisor
  • Stranger Things “Chapter Nine: The Gate” – Netflix – Paul Graff, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor; Christina Graff, Senior Visual Effects Producer; Michael Maher, Senior Concept Illustrator; Fred Raimondi, Associate Visual Effects Supervisor; Seth Hill, Visual Effects Supervisor; Joel Sevilla, Visual Effects Supervisor; Alex Young, Animation Lead; Steven Michael Dinozzi, Compositing Supervisor; Caius Man, Special Effects Coordinator
  • Westworld “The Passenger” – HBO – Jay Worth, VFX Supervisor; Jacqueline Vanden Bussche, Lead VFX Coordinator; 
Bruce Branit, Onset VFX Supervisor; Kama Moiha, VFX Supervisor, COSA; Michelle H. Pak, VFX Producer, COSA; Bobo Skipper, VFX Supervisor, ILP; Niklas Nuyqvist, Compositing Supervisor, ILP; Nhat Phong Tran, VFX Supervisor, Pixomondo; Mike Enriquez, VFX Supervisor, DNEG

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role

  • Gotham “That’s Entertainment” – FOX – Thomas Joseph Mahoney, Visual Effects Supervisor; Matthew Hunt, Visual Effects Producer; Ryan E Bauer, Compositing Supervisor; Sina San, Senior Matte Painter/Art Director; Sebastiano D’Aprile, CG Supervisor / Lead CG Artist; Jon Anastasiades, Senior Lead Compositor; Mike Brumit, Sequence Lead
 Compositor; Tim Withers, CG Artist Randy Little, On Set Supervisor
  • Mr. Robot “eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00″ – USA – Ariel Altman, VFX Supervisor; Lauren Montuori, VFX Producer; Joe Gunn, CG Supervisor; John Miller, On Set Visual Effects Supervisor; Brian Kubovcik, VFX On Set Supervisor; Luciano DiGeronimo, Compositing Supervisor; Lindsay Seguin, Managing Producer; Greg Anderson, Senior VFX Supervisor;
John-Michael Buban, Lead VFX Artist
  • The Alienist “The Boy on the Bridge” – TNT – Kent Houston, VFX Supervisor; Wendy Garfinkle, VFX Producer; Tim Barter, Lead 2D Supervisor; Rasik Gorecha, Lead CG Supervisor; Martin Lake,
 Associate VFX Producer; Doug Larmour, VFX Supervisor; Alison Griffiths, VFX
Producer; Steve Murgatroyd, VFX Supervisor; Harin Hirani, Lead Lighting TD
  • The Crown “Misadventure” – Netflix – 
Ben Turner, VFX Supervisor; Standish Millennas, VFX Producer; Alison Griffiths, VFX Line Producer; Matthew Bristowe, Consulting Visual Effects Producer; Iacopo Di Luigi, Lead CG Artist; Garrett Honn, Lead Compositor; Charlie Bennett, Lead DMP Artist; Jenny Gauci, Lead Roto-Prep Artist; Carmine Agnone, Lead Matchmove Artist
  • The Handmaid’s Tale “June” – Hulu – 
Stephen Lebed, Visual Effects Supervisor; Brendan Taylor, Visual Effects
Supervisor; Kelly Knauff, VFX Producer; Kelly Weisz, VFX Production Manager;
Kevin McGeagh, CG Supervisor; Anderson Leo Bovell, CG Artist; Winston Lee,
Compositing Supervisor; Xi Luo, Compositor; Cameron Kerr, Compositor

Original Interactive Program

  • Back To The Moon – Google Spotlight Stories App – Google Spotlight Stories
  • Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab – Oculus – Magnopus, Alcon Interactive, Oculous
  • Coco VR – Oculus – Magnopus, Disney-Pixar, Oculus
  • NASA JPL: Cassini’s Grand Finale – YouTube – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Spider-Man Homecoming VR Experience – PlayStation VR App – Create VR, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality

Creative Achievement in Interactive Media/Scripted Program

  • Mr. Robot Ecoin – USA – USA Network, Ralph Interactive, Inc., Civic Entertainment Group, BBQ Films, HudsonGray
  • Rick And Morty – Virtual Rick-ality – Adult Swim – Adult Swim Games, Owlchemy Labs, Other Ocean Interactive
  • SiliconValley – Interactive World: Not Hotdog, VR & Twitter-Powered Pizza Drones – HBO – HBO, Brown Hill Productions
  • 13 Reasons Why – Talk To The Reasons – Netflix – Netflix, Moth + Flame
  • Westworld – Chaos Takes Control Interactive Experience – HBO – HBO, Kilter Films, Bad Robot

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