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CalArtians Take Home 2021 Creative Arts Emmys

As the three ceremonies for the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards drew to a close over the weekend, CalArtians Genndy Tartakovsky (Film/Video 92), Hal Hickel (Film/Video 83), David Krentz (Film/Video BFA 93), and Scott Ulrich (Art BFA 94) took home awards in both regular and juried categories.

Tartakovsky’s Adult Swim show Primal received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the episode “Plague of Madness,” marking the first nomination and win for the series in the category. Earlier this year, the episode garnered an award for Best TV/Media, General Audience category at the 48th annual Annie Awards.

In the Outstanding Special Visual Effects In a Season or a Movie category, Hickel was recognized as animation supervisor of the winning team for the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. The award marks the second consecutive win for Hickel’s work on The Mandalorian, having won the 2020 distinction in Outstanding Special Visual Effects for the episode “Chapter 2: The Child.”

Recipients of the juried categories in Animation, Costume Design, Interactive Programming, and Motion Design were also announced over the weekend. Krentz was recognized for his storyboarding on Tartakovsky’s Primal in the Outstanding Animation category, and visual effects animator Ulrich was among the team recognized for Outstanding Motion Design for the dramatic short-form Apple TV series Calls

View the entire list of Creative Arts Emmys winners. Tune in to watch the 73rd Annual Emmy awards live on CBS and Paramount+ on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 5 pm PT.

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Taya Zoormandan

As digital content and social media producer, Taya enjoys lifting up the stories and accomplishments of CalArts' students, alums, and faculty. She fancies herself a visual artist but is really more of an overzealous collector of art supplies.

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CalArtians Take Home 2021 Creative Arts Emmys