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June 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Red Touch Media announced
George Lucas' first-ever Emmy® award win for
Star Wars: The Clone Wars in the Outstanding Special Class-Animation category. The legendary creator of the
Star Wars series was presented the award this evening by
Carrie Fisher, star of his iconic films. Red Touch Media previously announced its unique partnership with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) as the premiere digital content management provider for this year's Daytime Emmy® Awards and sponsor of the "Red Touch Red Carpet."
The memorable fifth season of
Star Wars: The Clone Wars garnered an impressive seven nominations this year by the Academy. In addition to winning Outstanding Special Class-Animation, the series'
David Tennant won Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his performance as Huyang.
Jim Cummings as Hondo Ohnaka and
Sam Witwer as
Darth Maul were also nominated for their performances this year. Also nominated for
The Clone Wars for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program were
Dave Filoni (supervising director),
Brian Kalin O'Connell, Steward Lee, and
Bosco Ng (episodic directors).
"We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting night for
The Clone Wars team and
George Lucas' first-ever Emmy® award win," said
Wayne Scholes, Executive Chairman and CEO, Red Touch Media. "The Red Touch Red Carpet and the Daytime Emmy® Awards gala celebrates creativity, vision and groundbreaking daytime television. Red Touch Media greatly values our relationships with our television partners and we're pleased to honor their accomplishments over the past year."
Excellence in sound for
The Clone Wars was also recognized with
Kevin Kiner receiving a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition.
David Acord from Skywalker Sound (re-recording mixer) and
Cameron Davis from LA Studios, Inc. (dialogue recordist) are named in the nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing.
Hosted by Red Touch Media, this evening's award show was the first ever to incorporate a Social Media DJ™ into the live show experience, embracing the future of television communications. Red Touch Media commanded The Daytime Emmys® Twitter station from the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom, and all tweets were viewable to the live audience in real time, inspiring social media conversations with television thought-leaders and daytime personalities.