‘Archer,’ ‘Robot Chicken’ and Seth MacFarlane Win Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Adult-skewing animation dominated the animation portion of the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which were presented in Los Angeles over two consecutive nights, September 10 and 11.

The two key animation awards—Animated Program and Short-Form Animated Program—were presented to Archer and Robot Chicken respectively. Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane won his second career Emmy for voice-over performance; he won his first voice-over Emmy in 2000.

Animation popped up in other categories too, including Original Interactive Program where the Oculus Rift short Henry was honored, and the User Experience and Visual Design category where Cartoon Network’s app earned recognition.

A complete list of the animation-related Creative Arts Emmy winners can be found below:

Animated Program
  • Archer “The Figgis Agency” (FX Networks)
Short-Format Animated Program
  • Robot Chicken “Robot Chicken Christmas Special: The X-Mas United” (Adult Swim)
Character Voice-Over Performance
  • Family Guy “Pilling Them Softly” (Fox) Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Dr. Hartman, Tom Tucker, Mr. Spacely
Special Visual Effects
  • Game Of Thrones “Battle Of The Bastards” (HBO)
Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role
  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Main Title Design
  • The Man in the High Castle (AMC)
Original Interactive Program
  • Henry
User Experience and Visual Design
  • Cartoon Network App Experience
Outstanding Children’s Program
  • It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation (juried)
  • Jason Kolowski, production designer
    Adventure Time “Bad Jubies” Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Studios in association with Bix Pix Entertainment)
  • Tom Herpich, storyboard artist
    Adventure Time “Stakes Pt. 8: The Dark Cloud” (Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Studios)
  • Jason Carpenter, animation production designer
    He Named Me Malala (National Geographic Channel, Fox Searchlight Pictures in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Participant Media
  • Chris Tsirgiotis, background designer
    Long Live The Royals “Punk Show” (Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Studios)
  • Scott DaRos, character animator
    Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship (Adult Swim, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios)