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Penguins of Madagascar, Wizards of Waverly Place, Sesame Street Take Primetime Emmy Awards

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2011-12 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 64th Emmy Awards presentation at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles over the weekend.

During the ceremony, the Governors Awards was presented to the “It Gets Better Project,” an organization that supports LGBT young people via its website, initiatives and the original videos offering messages of understanding and encouragement for appositive future. The award was accepted by its co-founders, Dan Savage and Terry Miller. An edited version of the event will air as a special on Saturday, September 22, at 8p on ReelzChannel. Some of the winners in kid-targeted programming announced over the weekend include the following categories:

Outstanding Animated Program
The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole – Nickelodeon

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program
Regular Show  Eggscellent  Cartoon Network

Outstanding Children’s Program
Wizards of Waverly Place  Disney Channel

Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger  PBS

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
Jill Daniels. Background Paint for
Disney Phineas and Ferb: Doof Dynasty Disney Channel

Bill Schwab, Character Design for
Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice ABC

Robertryan Cory, Character Design for
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome: Nightmare Sauce Cartoon Network

Chris Tsirgiotis, Background Design for
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome: Nightmare Sauce Cartoon Network

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