May 3, 2013

News Update: May 3, 2013

NEWS UPDATE: May 3, 2013

It's Daytime Emmy Awards season again! This time of the year always brings about good news for Sesame Street, who consistently receives an incredible amount of nominations. This year was no different, as Sesame Street walked away with 17 nominations. Check out the nominations below and check back here on June 16th to find out what they've won!
  • Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series: Kevin Clash as Elmo
  • Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series: Joey Mazzarino as Papa Bear, Murray Monster, Blogg and AM Carson Daly
  • Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series: David Rudman as Cookie Monster and Two-Headed Monster
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Series: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Original Song – Children’s and Animation: “Belly Breathe”
  • Outstanding Original Song – Children’s and Animation: “Elmo the Musical Theme”
  • Outstanding Original Song – Children’s and Animation: “Queen of Nacho Pichu”
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series: Sesame Street
The winners of the Webby Awards have also been announced, and once again the Muppets have proven that they are Webby Darlings, winning two Webby Awards for their contribution to the Band-Aid Magic Vision iPhone application. They won the Webby and the People's Choice Webby in the Augmented Reality category for the Band-Aid app. Congrats to the Muppets and the Band-Aid people on the big Webby win!

This week's vintage news comes in the form of the full pilot for the unaired Jim Henson sitcom Puppetman starring Fred Newman and Richard Hunt (yes, that Richard Hunt). It's not the best thing that Jim ever did, but it's still fun and it's great to see Richard show off his acting chop sans-puppet.


Puppetman [Unaired Pilot] by UnknownArchiveTV

In news from The Muppets... Again!, everyone keeps asking Ray Liotta, who is a confirmed cameo guest star, about his role in the film. Lucky for us, he is incredibly willing to discuss it! Read the excerpt below from WeGotThisCovered.com in which Ray Liotta spells out exactly what it is he'll be doing in the movie. If you wish to avoid spoilers, stop reading here!

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"With the Muppets? We sing and dance. Me and Danny Trejo are in prison, Kermit is there as well as scattered other Muppets. Kermit gets thrown into jail because they think he’s somebody he’s not, and the identical of him, this guy Constantine, is going out and doing bad things. So yeah, we’re just singing and dancing. Tina Fey is the Warden, Ricky Gervais is somebody in it, it was a lot of fun. It’s really funny. It’s all singing and dancing."

And there you have it!





The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, muppetmindset@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. Incorrect, Ryan.

    The Muppets (per Band-Aid's app) won not two, but a total of THREE Webby Awards (Two Webby Awards, One People's Voice Award)!

    Check Muppet Wiki:
    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Webby_Awards#Honors

    Or search for it right here:
    http://winners.webbyawards.com/2013

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