Emmy Trivia: The shortest Emmy acceptance speech ever was given by Merritt Wever when she won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (“Nurse Jackie”).
Her Speech: “Thank you so much. Um. I gotta go. Bye.”
The Host, Neil Patrick Harris joked that it was, “…the best speech ever.”
Bix Pix Not-so-Trivial Trivia: “Tumble Leaf” was nominated for FOUR Awards at the 44th Daytime Creative Arts Emmys!!
We Appreciate the Love
Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program
Winner: Drew Hodges – “Tumble Leaf” (Amazon)
Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
Nominated: Kelli Bixler, Drew Hodges, Carin Greenberg, Alice Wilder Ed.D, Jodi Downs, Sarah Serata, Matt Cuny – “Tumble Leaf” – (Amazon)
Outstanding Sound Mixing in a Preschool Animated Program
Nominated: John Jackson – “Tumble Leaf” (Amazon)
Outstanding Sound Editing in a Preschool Animated Program
Nominated: John Jackson, Brooke Lowrey, Sam Plattner – “Tumble Leaf” (Amazon)
Excerpts from an Interview
with Kelli Bixler & Drew Hodges
Q: On your third Emmy visit you were nominated for best show and two sound awards, but didn’t win those awards. I’m sure that you were disappointed, but Drew won for Best Director. Was it still as special to just celebrate one win?
KB: “Absolutely. If we get just one award, everybody wins. My Dad always said, “You know what they do to hogs? They slaughter ‘em!” That little saying reminds me never to be greedy!… seriously, we’re grateful for any and all recognition.”
Q: On your third Emmy visit you won for Best Director again!
DH: “I was thrilled to win the Director’s Emmy again that year. Plus, I was standing next to Guillermo del Toro when he won his Emmy….”
The Thrill of Each Emmy Ceremony
It never gets old – going to the Emmy Awards. You work very hard with the same special people week after week for almost a year and by the graciousness of your peers and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, you’re invited to get all gussied-up, get honored with an Emmy Award, and go to a fancy party to celebrate with your friends.
We consider ourselves a very fortunate group to represent the entire “Tumble Leaf” crew, here at the 44th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards!