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Penguins Episode Wins Emmy for Animated Program

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy

Acad­emy of Tele­vi­sion Arts & Sci­ences Emmy

The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blow­hole,” an episode of the Nick­elodeon series The Pen­guins of Mada­gas­car, was named Out­stand­ing Ani­mated Pro­gram on Sat­ur­day after­noon at the 2012 Cre­ative Arts Emmy Awards.

It defeated Amer­i­can Dad!: “Hot Water” (Fox Tele­vi­sion Ani­ma­tion; FOX), Bob’s Burg­ers: “Burg­er­Boss” (Ben­to­Box Enter­tain­ment; FOX), Futu­rama: “The Tip Of The Zoid­berg” (The Curios­ity Com­pany in asso­ci­a­tion with 20th Cen­tury Fox Tele­vi­sion; Com­edy Cen­tral) and The Simp­sons: “Hol­i­days Of Future Passed” (Gra­cie Films in asso­ci­a­tion with 20th Cen­tury Fox Tele­vi­sion; FOX).

Out­stand­ing Short Form Ani­mated Pro­gram went to Car­toon Net­work for the episode of Reg­u­lar Show titled “Eggs­cel­lent.”

Also nom­i­nated in the cat­e­gory were Adven­ture Time: “Too Young” (Car­toon Net­work Stu­dios; Car­toon Net­work), Dis­ney Phineas And Ferb: “The Doon­kle­berry Imper­a­tive” (Dis­ney Chan­nel; Dis­ney Chan­nel), MAD: “Kitchen Night­mare Before Christ­mas”/“How I Met Your Mummy” (Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion; Car­toon Net­work) and Robot Chicken: “Fight Club Par­adise” (Stoopid Monkey/Shadow Machine/Williams Street; Car­toon Network).

For the sec­ond year in a row, actor Mau­rice LaMarche was hon­ored for Out­stand­ing Voiceover Per­for­mance for his work on Com­edy Central’s Futu­rama.

In par­tic­u­lar, he was rec­og­nized for voic­ing Clamps, Don­bot, Hyper­chicken, Cal­cu­lon, Hedo­nism­bot and Morbo on the Futu­rama episode “The Silence of the Clamps.”

Oth­ers nom­i­nated were Dan Poven­mire as Doc­tor Doofen­sh­mirtz in Dis­ney Phineas And Ferb: “Across The 2nd Dimen­sion” (Dis­ney Chan­nel; Dis­ney Chan­nel); Rob Rig­gle as Noel in Dis­ney Prep & Land­ing: “Naughty Vs. Nice” (Walt Dis­ney Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios; ABC); Kris­ten Wiig as Lola in The Looney Tunes Show: “Dou­ble Date” (Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion; Car­toon Net­work); and Hank Azaria as Moe Szys­lak, Duff­man, Mex­i­can Duff­man, Carl, Comic Book Guy and Chief Wig­gum in The Simp­sons: “Moe Goes From Rags To Riches” (Gra­cie Films in asso­ci­a­tion with 20th Cen­tury Fox Tele­vi­sion; FOX).

6 Days To Air: The Mak­ing Of South Park had been nom­i­nated for Out­stand­ing Non­fic­tion Spe­cial. How­ever, the Com­edy Cen­tral pro­gram lost to HBO’s George Har­ri­son: Liv­ing in the Mate­r­ial World; its helmer, Mar­tin Scorcese, won for Out­stand­ing Direct­ing for Non­fic­tion Programming.

HBO topped the night at the 2012 Cre­ative Arts Emmy Awards with 17 golden stat­uettes. The pre­mium cable net­work was fol­lowed by CBS, with 13 Emmys, and PBS with 11.

Lead­ing the recip­i­ents of mul­ti­ple awards was the HBO drama Game of Thrones, with six Emmys. Based on A Song of Fire and Ice, a series of medieval-era fan­tasy nov­els by author George R.R. Mar­tin, Game of Thrones earned a total of 11 Emmy nom­i­na­tions in this, its sec­ond season.

Fol­low­ing Game of Thrones, with four Emmys each, were Discovery’s Frozen Planet, PBS’s Great Expec­ta­tions (Mas­ter­piece) and NBC’s Sat­ur­day Night Live.

The cer­e­mony was held at NOKIA The­atre L.A. LIVE in down­town Los Ange­les. An edited ver­sion of the event will air as a spe­cial at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 22 on ReelzChannel.

The show fea­tured the first In Memo­riam seg­ment at a Cre­ative Arts Emmys cer­e­mony, a mon­tage that included dozens of cam­era oper­a­tors, pic­ture edi­tors, art direc­tors and many other crafts, as well as per­form­ers with Cre­ative Arts provenance.

The lat­ter included the late Kathryn Joosten, who won two Emmys as a guest actress on Des­per­ate House­wives at pre­vi­ous Cre­ative Arts shows. She is nom­i­nated posthu­mously this year for Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actress in a Com­edy Series, also for Des­per­ate House­wives. That award will be given at next Sunday’s Prime­time Emmys ceremony.

Out­stand­ing Children’s Non­fic­tion, Real­ity or Reality-Competition Pro­gram was PBS’s Sesame Street: Grow­ing Hope Against Hunger.