From webseries to Emmy: Childrens Hospital among 2012 winners of Creative Arts Emmys

Since the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences couldn’t possibly hand out all of the Emmys during an Emmys telecast without going on for days and days, they still relegate many of the categories to a non-televised ceremony the weekend previous to the weekend you’ll be live-Tweeting your own commentary about all of this.


A win is a win! And the jokes-per-minute grand champions at Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital — which began as a webseries, if you can even remember that for just one second — grabbed the trophy for “Special Class: Short Format Live-Action Entertainment Program.” In other words, best TV show that clocks in at less than a half-hour (before commercials)!

Here are the ladies of Childrens Hospital with their Emmys backstage! Congrats to Erinn Hayes, Lake Bell, Malin Akerman, Megan Mullally and all of the men, too — from Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain and on down to Henry Winkler, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino and all of the other funny people who pop up from time to time.

Other comedy winners at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys:

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm — Outstanding Picture Editing for a Single-Camera Comedy
  • Futurama — Outstanding Voice-Over (Maurice LaMarche, as the voices of Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot, Morbo)
  • Girls — Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series (Jennifer Euston)
  • How I Met Your Mother — Outstanding Picture Editing for a Multi-Camera Comedy
  • Modern Family — Outstanding Sound Mixing (Half-Hour)
  • Saturday Night Live — Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (week of Zoeey Deschanel hosting); Outstanding Technical Direction (Mick Jagger hosting); Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series; and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series — Jimmy Fallon
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart — Outstanding Writing (Tim Carvell, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rick Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlin, Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart)
  • Two And A Half Men — Outstanding Guest Actress for a Comedy Series (Kathy Bates); Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera
  • Two Broke Girls — Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series

Well, lookie here! Team Coco won an Emmy for figuring out how to make you laugh whilst seeing their funnies on their mobile phones. It’s called “Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media — Enhancement to a Television Program or Series,” and John Wooden, Aaron Bleyaert, Conan O’Brien (not pictured) and Timothy Campbell won for the Team Coco Sync App.

And if you see Andy Kindler in the wild, be sure to let him know he appeared on the Emmy-winning “Outstanding Children’s Program,” Wizards of Waverly Place.

The rest of the Emmys will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, on the ABC television network; Jimmy Kimmel presiding.

Sean L. McCarthy

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