Dr. Horrible conquers Emmys, makes history

A year after it was released onto the Internet, the little Web musical that could, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog continues to make history by winning an Emmy in “Outstanding Special Class—Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program.” At Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys ceremony,  Dr. Horrible was honored over four other contenders, including online works from The Daily Show and 30 Rock, as well as the webisodic “Battlestar Galactica: The Face Of The Enemy.” The Joss Whedon-created web series is believed to be the first entirely online production to receive the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences award.

The win also marks the first time Whedon has received an Emmy. Nine years ago, he was nominated for writing the episode “Hush” during the 4th season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In attendance were the entire cast of the series (Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, Simon Helberg), as well as Joss and his brothers Zack and Jed Whedon, sister-in-law Maurissa “Mo” Tancharoen (who co-wrote and guested in the series), and producer Mike Boretz.  Felicia, Nathan, Zack and Mo twittered during the event, including sending images from the scene for fans’ entertainment (some of which are re-used here.)

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards show, honoring 81 technical and other achievements during the 2008-09 season, will be broadcast on the E! network next Friday, September 18 at 1 p.m. (ET/PT).

 

Simon
Also on:

Simon

Simon founded the Whedonverse Network in 2010, an expansion of WhedonAge.com. He has been involved in fandom since launching SaveAngel.org in February 2004.
Simon
Also on:

Simon

Simon founded the Whedonverse Network in 2010, an expansion of WhedonAge.com. He has been involved in fandom since launching SaveAngel.org in February 2004.

Comments are closed