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Monday, August 30, 2010

62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Andy Bialk poses with Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation award for 'The Ricky Gervais Show' in the press room during the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on August 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Presenting the awards for this category were Seth Green and Erika Christensen. Such a fun night! I had the pleasure of meeting Ricky Gervais twice. Once in the fall of 2009 at the Wildbrain Animation Studio and the second time was last night at HBO's post Emmy party at the Pacific Design Center. He was so nice and told me he was a fan of my work! I told him I am a big fan of his and thanked him for the opportunity!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

EMMY AWARD WINNING CHARACTER DESIGNS for HBO's "Ricky Gervais Show" season 1: Episode 3

Two weeks ago I received a call from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences informing me that I won the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation" for Character Design on HBO's "Ricky Gervais Show". The Creative Arts Awards will be held this Sat, Aug21 @the Nokia Theater in downtown LA. It will be taped and an edited version will air on E! Friday, Aug27. I've posted some of the designs that were submitted to the judges. My job was made too easy by the director of Season 1, Craig Kellman who designed the 3 mains based on Ricky Gervais, Stephan Merchant, and Karl Pilkington as well as all the characters in Episode 1 setting the style for the rest of the show. There's absolutely no way I could have achieved this honor without him. Thank you Craig! And thanks to the other talented character designers, Pete Oswald, Hal Newman, Myke Chilian, Rob Lily, Robert Ryan Cory, and Steve Lambe who subsequently just won the Daytime Emmy Award for Character Design on Nickelodeon's "Fan Boy & Chum Chum".