Famed casting director to receive posthumous Emmy


LOS ANGELES — Veteran casting director Marion Dougherty will posthumously receive the 2014 Governors Award from the Television Academy at the Aug. 24 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the Academy announced on Thursday.

Dougherty’s pioneering work in the casting industry made her the subject of the 2012 Emmy-nominated documentary “Casting By,” which premiered on HBO. She began serving as a casting director in 1949 with the NBC series “Kraft Television Theatre” and worked on shows that included “Naked City,” “Route 66” and “All in the Family.”

Dougherty, who was among the early champions for such actors as Robert Duvall, Warren Beatty and Jack Lemmon, died in 2011 at the age of 88.

The Academy also announced that “Saturday Night Live,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “The Simpsons” are among the earliest of the year’s Emmy winners. It revealed 12 winners in two categories that are judged by juries: Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or a Special, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.

“SNL” and “SYTYCD” won for costumes, while 10 different art directors, designers, storyboard artists and animators won in the animation category. Two awards went to “The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV,” while others went to “Robot Chicken,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” “Disney Mickey Mouse,” “Adventure Time” and others.

The full list of winners:

Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or a Special

Saturday Night Live Host: Jimmy Fallon, NBC, SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video Tom Broecker, Costume Designer Eric Justian, Costume Designer

So You Think You Can Dance

Episode 1008, FOX, Dick Clark Productions, Inc. and 19 Entertainment Marina Toybina, Costume Designer Grainne O’Sullivan, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

Adventure Time

Wizards Only, Fools, Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Studios Nick Jennings, Art Director

Disney Gravity Falls

Dreamscaperers, Disney Channel, Disney Television Animation Ian Worrel, Art Director

Disney Mickey Mouse

‘O Sole Minnie, Disney Channel, Disney Television Animation Narina Sokolova, Background Painter

Disney Mickey Mouse

The Adorable Couple, Disney Channel, Disney Television Animation Valerio Ventura, Background Designer

Long Live the Royals

CartoonNetwork.com, Cartoon Network Studios Sean Szeles, Storyboard Artist

The Powerpuff Girls

Dance Pantse, Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Studios Jasmin Lai, Background Painter

Robot Chicken

DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise, Adult Swim, A Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Production in association with Stoopid Monkey and Williams Street Cameron Baity, Animator

The Simpsons

Treehouse of Horror XXIV, FOX, Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television Dmitry Malanitchev, Color Design Director

The Simpsons

Treehouse of Horror XXIV, FOX, Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television Charles Ragins, Background Designer

Uncle Grandpa

Afraid of the Dark, Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Studios Nick Edwards, Character Designer

Information for this reported was provided by TheWrap.com.

 

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