The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, which includes first-time nominee Minneapolis native and legendary Chinese American actor/director James Hong.
Hong has more than 58 years experience in the film and television industry. He shows no sign of slowing down. He is currently involved with the Nickelodeon production of “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” and is nominated in the category Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.
The other nominees in the category include: June Foray in The Garfield Show on the Cartoon Network; James Bennett in Penguins of Madagascar on Nickelodeon; and Rodger Bumpass in SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon.
The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 2011 calendar year. This year’s gala will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23, 2012.
Kung Fu Panda is also nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program, Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Outstanding Writing in Animation, Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special, Outstanding Achievement for Sound Editing in Animation, and Outstanding Achievement for Sound Mixing in Animation.