The Clone Wars wins Daytime Emmys for Best Animated Show and David Tennant’s guest spot

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The Clone Wars brought home the gold at the Daytime Emmys, presented over this past weekend, taking home two awards: Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, and Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for David Tennant as the voice of Huyang, the droid who mentors Jedi younglings in constructing lightsabers.

At the main Daytime Emmy presentation on Sunday, Carrie Fisher presented the Animated Program award to George Lucas, Dave Filoni, Cary Silver and Athena Portillo for the Animated Program win. Fisher did slip in reference to dropping acid, while George had his own slip of the tongue.

David Tennant’s award was given out on Friday at the Creative Arts presentation and Dave Filoni remarked on Tennant’s tenure on Doctor Who as a reason to cast him as the droid: “I absolutely loved what David Tenant was doing on Doctor Who. There was such a quizzical nature to his character, a sense of whimsy, but he could still get very powerful emotion out of the character — a lot of intensity, a lot of anger — just an incredible display of range.”

After switching to Saturday mornings for its final season, The Clone Wars was eligible for Daytime Emmys and earned seven nominations after the show’s cancellation.

5 Replies to “The Clone Wars wins Daytime Emmys for Best Animated Show and David Tennant’s guest spot”

  1. Season 4 was announced last June and released on October, so if they keep to schedule we should be getting an announcement real soon.

    Of course, the cancellation might have altered things quite a bit, as they no longer need to time the release with the premiere of a new season on CN. For example, if they’re planning on including the “bonus content” episodes, it’s possible that finishing those up could have delayed the production timeline.

  2. When I talked to Cary Silver back in January, he indicated a fall release for the home video version. but that was back in January.. (pre-cancellation news)

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