Before I move on to Emmy winners that are about modern American politics (in contrast to politics in science fiction), I am taking care of the winners in animation and children's programming, which I touched on in Star Wars at the Primetime Emmy Awards, 'Gotham' leads superhero shows at the Primetime Emmy Awards with three nominations, and 'Veep' leads nominated comedies at the Primetime Emmy Awards with 17 nominations. Here they are from Wikipedia.
"Samurai Jack" earned four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation, one each for Bryan Andrews (storyboard artist), Scott Wills (production design), Craig Kellman (character design), and Lou Romano (background design). "Wander Over Yonder" also won an Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for Justin Nichols (character animation). All of these are juried awards, so I had no comment on them in advance. Just the same, congratulations!
"Bob's Burgers" won Outstanding Animated Program. This came as a pleasant surprise. I was expecting "Archer" to repeat.
I was also expecting "Adventure Time" to repeat as Outstanding Short-Format Animation. It did, so I can brag that I picked the winner.
One category I missed was Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, which I might have included in the post about "Black Mirror" and "American Horror Story: Roanoke" I was planning on writing before I was hospitalized. Seth MacFarlane won that award for his work on "Family Guy" as the voices of Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, and Glenn Quagmire. The man is just as talented as a voice artist as he is a humorist. Here's to hoping he can put those talents to good use in "The Orville."
I was rooting for "Star Wars Rebels" to win Outstanding Children's Program, but I expected "Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas" to take home the statuette. As predicted, the Muppets beat the rebels. Maybe "Star Wars Rebels" will win for its last season, which is this year.
And now, two videos from the winner with the strongest claim to being science fiction, "Wonder Over Yonder" and "Adventure Time." First, If You Wonder Over Yonder.
Next, Adventure Time Islands Theme Song.
Yesterday was Talk like a Pirate Day, but there is still a Jolly Roger flag for today.
Enough fantasy. Time to move on to reality in the form of politics and news!