Friday, October 5, 2007
An Oscar AND An Emmy. Not Bad.
CartoonBrew.com had the news when it was actually, well, new, but in case you haven't heard, animation writer and historian extraordinaire John Canemaker became an Emmy winner on September 24. John’s animated documentary The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation was awarded an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic & Artistic Design at the 28th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The Moon and the Son also won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Animated Short, and since the film premiered on Cinemax in June 2006, it was eligible for Emmy consideration as well. Unlike most of us animation historian types, John is actually an animator and filmmaker himself, and as these prestigious awards attest, a darn good one at that. Congratulations. John! All of us who attempt in some small way to understand and analyze the art of animation—or even to construct a sentence—as beautifully as you, salute you.