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October 21, 2009

JURIED PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARD WINNERS UNVEILED FOR OUTSTANDING COSTUMES (VARIETY/MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL) AND OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION

North Hollywood, CA, August 24, 2009 – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the Primetime Emmy Award winners in Outstanding Costumes For A Variety/Music Program Or Special and Individual Achievement In Animation for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. These are juried award categories, where there are no nominations; however, all entrants are evaluated and all those worthy of an Emmy are recognized. These awards will be presented at the 2009 Creative Arts Awards on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Juried Award Winners Are:
Outstanding Costumes For A Variety/Music Program Or Special Soyon An, Costume Designer - for the series “So You Think You Can Dance” • Episode #415/416A • aired on FOX • produced by Dick Clark Productions and 19 Entertainment

Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation Shigemi Ikeda, Art Director - for the special “Afro Samurai: Resurrection” • aired on Spike TV • produced by Studio Gonzo in association with Spike TV, UppiTV and FUNimation Entertainment

Joe Binggeli, Background Painter - for the series “Chowder” • episode: Shnitzel & The Lead Farfel • aired on Cartoon Network • produced by Cartoon Network Studios

Chris Roszak, Background Painter - for the series “The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack” • episode: Sea Legs • aired on Cartoon Network • produced by Cartoon Network Studios

Andy Suriano, Character Designer - for the special “Underfist: Halloween Bash” • aired on Cartoon Network • produced by Cartoon Network Studios

Elizabeth Harvatine, Character Animator - for the series “Moral Orel” • episode: Sacrifice • aired on Cartoon Network • produced by ShadowMachine

Joshua A. Jennings, Character Animator - for the series “Robot Chicken” • episode: Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II • aired on Cartoon Network • produced by ShadowMachine
For more information on the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards, go to Emmys.com.

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About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry.

In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Emmy® Award, the Television Academy publishes Emmy® Magazine and stages many industry-related programs, services and year-round events for the television community.

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Contacts
For the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
Robin Mesger
The Lippin Group
(323) 965-1990
rmesger@lippingroup.com

Lauren Kelcher
(323) 965-1990
lkelcher@lippingroup.com

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