Cabler scores six nods for achievement in animation

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Cartoon Network has scooped up six Emmy Awards for individual achievement in animation, one of three juried categories preannounced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Recipients in the other two categories were Wendy Benbrook and Wanda Leavey of Fox’s “Mad TV,” for costumes for a variety or music program; and Keith David, narrator of PBS docu “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson,” for voiceover performer.

In the animation race, Cartoon dominated as “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” drew statuettes for Mike Moon, art director; Craig McCracken, character designer; and Ed Baker, storyboard artist. Cabler’s “The Powerpuff Girls” (Frederick Gardner, background key designer), “Samurai Jack” (Bryan Andrews, storyboard artist) and “Star Wars: Clone Wars Vol. 2″ (Justin Thompson, background key designer) also were honored.

Rounding out the list of eight honorees in the individual achievement in animation category were animator Barbara Wierzchowska, for HBO’s “Classical Baby,” and character designer Gordon Hammond, for Nickelodeon’s “The Fairly OddParents.”

Winners, who were determined by a jury in lieu of nominations, will be feted at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Sept. 11.

And the winners are…

Costumes for a variety or music program:

Wendy Benbrook, costume designer, and Wanda Leavey, costume supervisor, “MAD TV,” Episode 1017 (Fox)

Voice-over performer:

Keith David, narrator, “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson” (PBS)

Individual achievement in animation:

Barbara Wierzchowska, animator, “Classical Baby,” “Bear Hugs” segment (HBO)

Gordon Hammond, character designer, “The Fairly OddParents,” “Shelf Life” episode (Nickelodeon)

Mike Moon, art director, “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” “House of Bloos” episode (Cartoon Network)

Craig McCracken, character designer, “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” “House of Bloos” episode (Cartoon Network)

Ed Baker, storyboard artist, “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” “World Wide Wabbit” episode (Cartoon Network)

Frederick Gardner, background key designer, “The Powerpuff Girls,” “West in Piece” episode (Cartoon Network)

Bryan Andrews, storyboard artist, “Samurai Jack,” Episode 49 (Cartoon Network)

Justin Thompson, background key designer for “Star Wars: Clone Wars Vol. 2,” chapters 21-25 (Cartoon Network)

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