2015 Creative Arts Emmys Awarded
September 13, 2015

2015 Creative Arts Emmys Awarded

Elevating a television series with computer graphics, whether visual effects or CG animation, is no small feat. Digital artists are expected to do far more work with far less budget in far less time than their big-screen counterparts, all the while making the CG equivalent to that in feature films.

The fact that a number of facilities are able to do this is a testament to the skilled artists there. 

To that end, the competition for the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys in these related categories was fierce. The winners are:

For Outstanding Special Visual Effects 

Black Sails (Starz)

The Flash (The CW)

Game of Thrones (HBO) *WINNER

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)

Vikings (History)

For Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role

American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX) *WINNER

Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Gotham (Fox)

Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix)

The Walking Dead (AMC)

For Outstanding Animated Program

Archer (Episode: “Pocket Listing”) (FX)

Bob’s Burgers (Episode: “Can’t Buy Me Math”) (Fox)

Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network) *WINNER

The Simpsons (Episode: “Treehouse of Horror XXV”) (Fox)

South Park (Episode: “Freemium Isn’t Free”) (Comedy Central)

For Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program

Adventure Time (Episode: “Jake the Brick”) (Cartoon Network) *WINNER

Mickey Mouse (Episode: “Mumbai Madness”) (Disney Channel)

Regular Show (Episode: “White Elephant Gift Exchange”) (Cartoon Network)

Robot Chicken (Episode: “Chipotle Miserable”) (Adult Swim)

Steven Universe (Episode: “Lion 3: Straight to Video”) (Cartoon Network)

Wander Over Yonder (Episode: “The Gift 2: The Giftening”) (Disney XD)

For Outstanding Commercial

“Brady Bunch” – Snickers

“Dream On” – Adobe

“#LikeAGirl” – Always *WINNER

“Lost Dog” – Budweiser

“Made in NY” – Gatorade

“With Dad” – Nissan

The creative arts awards largely focus on technical awards, with some honors for on-camera work also awarded. For a complete list of winners, see http://m.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners.

The main Emmy Awards ceremony will air live Sunday, September 20, on Fox.