The Television Academy has announced the juried award winners for the 71st Emmy Awards in the animation, interactive media, and motion design categories. The awards will be presented at the 2019 Creative Arts Awards ceremonies on Saturday, September 14.

In the individual achievement for animation, all eight winners came from projects that were presented on Netflix and Youtube. It’s quite the change from last year when all six individual achievement honors went to artists working on projects for legacy media brands.

Three of the animation awards were presented to Age of Sail (pictured, top right) the John Kahrs-directed 360/vr film for the recently-shuttered Google Spotlight Stories. The Netflix adult animated anthology Love, Death & Robots, also came up big, winning four individual achievement awards. Albert Mielgo’s short from the anthology series, “The Witness” (pictured, top left) which won two individual achievement honors, is also nominated in the Short Form Animated Program category of the upcoming Emmys.

Here are the juried winners:

Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation
  • Age of Sail — Youtube — Google Spotlight Stories and Boathouse Studios
    Céline Desrumaux, production designer
  • Age of Sail — Youtube — Google Spotlight Stories and Boathouse Studios
    Bruno Mangyoku, character designer
  • Age of Sail — Youtube — Google Spotlight Stories and Boathouse Studios
    Jasmin Lai, color
  • Carmen Sandiego “The Chasing Paper Caper” — Netflix — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media
    Elaine Lee, background painter
  • Love, Death & Robots “The Witness” — Netflix — Blur Studio
    Alberto Mielgo, production designer
  • Love, Death & Robots “Good Hunting” — Netflix — Blur Studio
    Jun-ho Kim, background designer
  • Love, Death & Robots “The Witness” — Netflix — Blur Studio
    David Pate, character animator
  • Love, Death & Robots “Sucker of Soul” — Netflix — Blur Studio
    Owen Sullivan, storyboard artist
Outstanding Innovation In Interactive Media
  • Artificial — Twitch — 96 Next
    Bernie Su, executive producer
    Evan Mandery, executive producer
    Michael Y. Chow, executive producer
    Bonnie Buckner, executive producer
    Ken Kalopsis, executive producer
  • Wolves in the Walls: It’s All Over — Oculus Store — Fable Studio, Facebook, Story Studio, Third Rail Projects
    Fable Studio
    Pete Billington, director and creator
    Jessica Yaffa Shamash, creative producer and creator
    Edward Saatchi, executive producer
Outstanding Motion Design
  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj — Netflix — A Netflix Original Production
    Michelle Higa Fox, creative director
    Jorge L. Peschiera, creative director
    Yussef Cole, head of animation
    Brandon Sugiyama, lead animator
    Paris London Glickman, lead animator

Juried categories require all entrants to be screened by a panel of professionals in the appropriate peer group. As a consequence, there are no nominees but instead a one-step evaluation and voting procedure. Deliberations include open discussions of each entrant’s work with a thorough review of the merits of awarding the Emmy.

The 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards presentation will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles beginning at 5pm on Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15, and will air Saturday, September 21, at 8pm ET/PT on FXX.

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