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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Nominated for Seven Daytime Emmy Awards

The dramatic fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars garnered an impressive seven nominations today for Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The series itself received an Outstanding Special Class Animated Program nomination, with George Lucas (executive producer), Cary Silver (producer), and Athena Portillo (line producer) recognized in the nomination.

Honored with a nomination for their incredible directorial work on the series in the category Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program are Dave Filoni (supervising director), Kyle Dunlevy, Brian Kalin O'Connell, Steward Lee, and Bosco Ng (episodic directors).

The incredible roster of guest stars in The Clone Wars shines in the three nominations for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. Half the category is dominated by The Clone Wars actors: Jim Cummings as Hondo Ohnaka, David Tennant as Huyang, and Sam Witwer as Darth Maul.

The sounds of The Clone Wars are also celebrated. Kevin Kiner received a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition. David Acord from Skywalker Sound (re-recording mixer) and Cameron Davis from LA Studios, Inc. (dialogue recordist) are named in the nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing.

The 40th annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards ceremony will air on HLN on Sunday, June 16, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT. For a full list of nominees, visit the official Emmy website.