“Los Angeles, CA – April 29, 2016 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the winners of the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. The gala was held at the California Ballroom of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the 2015 calendar year.” - NATAS Award Show Program
An Exciting Time at the Daytime Emmys
So, the odds of having identical quadruplets are one in fifteen million. The odds of becoming the United States President are one in ten million. The odds of becoming a movie star are one in one-and-a-half million.
Now what do you think that the odds are of “Tumble Leaf” winning some Emmy’s for their second season on the air?
If you guessed that the odds were in our favor…
YOU’D BE RIGHT!!
Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
Tumble Leaf (Amazon) · Kelli Bixler, Drew Hodges, Carin Greenberg, Alice Wilder ED.D., Jodi Downs, Sarah Serata, Matt Cuny
· Dinosaur Train (PBS)
· Henry Hugglemonster (Disney Junior)
· Peg + Cat (PBS)
· Wallykazam! (Nickelodeon)
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program
Drew Hodges (Tumble Leaf)
· Stephen Heneveld, Christo Stamboliev, James Wootton and Collette Sunderman (All Hail King Julien)
· Cory Bobiak, Jennifer Oxley, Brett Hall, Robert Powers, Christopher Jammal, Susan Hart and Steven Rebollido (Peg + Cat)
· David McCamley, Maurizio Parimbelli and Dino Athanassiou (Peter Rabbit)
· Mike Bell (director), Greg Miller and John Sanford (The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
Michael Granberry, Supervising Animator, “Tumble Leaf”, Amazon Instant Video.
“I joined the series at Season 2, so for my first ‘Best Show’ win, it was very satisfying that we were able to continue the success of the first season. I felt very pleased that I was part of a team that kept up the standards of the production.” – Matt Cuny, Producer
We have to give a shout-out to our costume department who were nominated for Emmys!
Outstanding Costume Design/Styling
· Robyn Simms Johnson, Head of Costume Design & Fabrication / Puppet
· Carol Binion, Costume Design & Fabrication / Puppet
Interview with Kelli Bixler & Drew Hodges, Executive Producers
Q: What was different about your second best show Emmy win?
KB: When you strive to always improve, people do notice.
DH: I was beside myself when I won the Director Award. I was standing back-stage when it was an even-bigger shock to be called back to the stage for the Best Show Award win.
Q: How did your speech go?
KB: Speech went well. I was prepared! (As opposed to last year’s speech!)
DH: It went fine. The audio was no good, so the audience wasn’t really paying attention.
Q: Did Amazon throw a party after the show?
KB: Yes! They had a big party for all of their shows. They invited all of our employees – 75 or 80 people!
DH: Yes, they did. There were Ping Pong Tables.
Red Carpet Interviews
Watch Kelli Bixler’s (“Tumble Leaf”) Red Carpet Interview with Red Carpet Report host Rachel Greninger. Rachel interviews Kelli before the 43rd Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
“43rd Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts Emmy Awards Recap, Interviews, Photo Gallery, Complete Winners List #DaytimeEmmys #CreativeArtsEmmys #Videos” -By Not A Gossip Girl - May 2, 2016 - Get full details here!
“Amazon’s stop-motion series ‘Tumble Leaf’ from Bix Pix Entertainment picks up awards for Outstanding Preschool Animated Program and Directing in an Animated Program.” -Jennifer Wolfe at awn.com
Much love to Animation World Network - what a fun write-up this is. Read the article at AWN.com.