Windsor Star

Simpsons win 10th Emmy for prime-time cartoon


The Simpsons once again claimed U.S. television’s highest honour for a prime-time cartoon on Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, extending the show’s record-winning streak.

It marked the 10th time that The Simpsons, airing on the News Corp. Ltd.-owned Fox network for 19 seasons as the longest-running comedy series in prime time, was named best halfhour animated show.

The latest accolade for the hit cartoon came during a presentati­on of the 60th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, mostly honouring achievemen­ts in categories like makeup, costumes, sound editing and art direction.

The ceremony, which airs next week on cable TV, serves as a prelude to the higher-profile Primetime Emmys on Sept. 21.

The single most decorated program of the evening was HBO’s historical mini-series John Adams, about the second U.S. president, which clinched eight awards. That tally accounted for half of the 16 trophies collected by HBO overall, maintainin­g the dominance of Time Warner Inc.’s pay cable channel in the Emmy sweepstake­s.

The critically acclaimed new TV drama, Mad Men, AMC’s 1960s period piece set in the world of New York’s Madison Avenue advertisin­g industry, was the second most celebrated program of the night, and the No. 1 series, with four awards.

Emmy voters also embraced TV’s more subversive side as they saluted a special instalment of the satirical cartoon South Park, a heavily bleeped video clip by comedian Sarah Silverman.

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