Awards

Cartoon Network’s ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Wins Three Emmys

Patrick McHale’s fantastic series scored a win for Outstanding Animated Program, alongside other cartoon television standouts honored at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Presented last Saturday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, the Creative Arts Emmys also bestowed three additional honors for individual achievements to Over the Garden Wall-related projects. Two of those honors went to Nick Cross, — for his role as production designer on the mini-series, as well as his background painting on the pilot episode, “Tome of the Unknown,” while another honor went to the series’ background layout designer, Chris Tsirgiotis.

Nick Cross (left) and Patrick McHale with their Emmys for "Over the Garden Wall."
Nick Cross (left) and Patrick McHale with their Emmys for “Over the Garden Wall.”

Other juried Emmys for individual achievement in animation were presented to Adventure Time storyboard artist Tom Herpich for the episode “Walnuts and Rain;” Gravity Falls storyboard artist Alonso Ramirez Ramos for “Not What He Seems;” King Star King creator J.J. Villard for his character designs in the epsisode “Fat Frank’s Fantasy Lounge;” and Robot Chicken character animator Bradley Schaffer for “Bitch Pudding Special.”

Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time won the Creative Arts Emmy for short-format animated program, while The Simpsons’ indefatigable Hank Azaria scored the Emmy for character voice-over performance. The Simpsons’ veteran satire was the only animated nominee for the Creative Arts Emmy in sound mixing for a half-hour comedy/drama and Animation, but lost to Modern Family.

On the VFX side, Game of Thrones won the creative arts Emmy for special visual effects, and American Horror Story won for visual effects in a supporting role.

A full list of winners is available on the Creative Arts Emmy Awards’ official site as a PDF.

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