The Simpsons was triumphant at the 71st annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, winning the animated program category for the first time since 2008. The Emmys honor individual episodes, and the Simpsons episode that won was “Mad About the Toy,” beating out episodes of Big Mouth, Bob’s Burgers, Bojack Horseman, and Adventure Time.

The Simpons has been nominated 28 times for the animated program Emmy, winning 11 times.

In the short-form animated program category, “The Witness,” a short that was part of Netflix’s Love Death & Robots adult anthology series, took the prize. That short also won two additional juried awards for individual achievement in animation; those awards were previously announced. The short’s director, Alberto Mielgo, recently signed on to write and direct an original animated feature for Stampede.

The Primetime Emmys were presented over two evenings last weekend at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The list of winners in the animation and vfx categories can be found below. The full list of nominees in these categories can be found in this earlier story.

Animated Program

  • The Simpsons “Mad About The Toy” — FOX

Short Form Animated Program

  • Love, Death & Robots “The Witness” — Netflix

Children’s Program

  • When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special — HBO

Character Voice-over Performance

  • Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker, Seamus — Family Guy “Con Heiress” — FOX

Main Title Design

  • Game Of Thrones — HBO — HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

Special Visual Effects

  • Game Of Thrones “The Bells” — HBO — Joe Bauer, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor; Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer; Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Associate Producer; Sam Conway, Special Effects Supervisor; Mohsen Mousavi, Visual Effects Supervisor; Martin Hill, Visual Effects Supervisor; Ted Rae, Visual Effects Plate Supervisor; Patrick Tiberius Gehlen, Previs Lead; Thomas Schelesny, Visual Effects and Animation Supervisor

Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role

  • Chernobyl “1:23:45” — HBO — Max Dennison, Overall VFX Supervisor: DNEG; Lindsay McFarlane, Overall VFX Producer; Claudius Christian Rauch, SFX Supervisor; Clare Cheetham, VFX Producer: DNEG; Laura Bethencourt Montes, VFX Line Producer: DNEG; Steven Godfrey, CG Supervisor: DNEG; Luke Letkey, 2D Supervisor: DNEG; Christian Waite, FX Supervisor: DNEG; William Foulser, Environments Supervisor: DNEG

Original Interactive Program

  • NASA InSight’s Mars Landing — NASA TV — NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within a Scripted Program

  • Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) — Netflix — House of Tomorrow

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