Congratulations to David Tennant for his Daytime Emmy win!!! David won the Emmy for his voice work in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The offiicial Twitter account for the Daytime Emmy Awards announced the winners this morning UK time.
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The Emmy for Performer in an Animated Program goes to — David Tennant for Star Wars: The Clone Wars! Congratulations #CreativeArtsEmmys
The Daytime Emmy’s celebrate the best in American Daytime Programming. The National Academy of Television Arts and Science awards the Daytime Entertainment Emmy in several categories including talk show, food programmes, children’s programming, reality courtroom programmes, game shows and daytime dramas/soaps. 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Awards ceremony broadcast live on HLN channel from The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, 16th June from 8pm-10pm ET (5 pm PT).
In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, David voiced Huyang, a droid who is the crucial part of the journey of a group of young Jedi, setting out to build their own lightsabers. Huyang is described as an ancient droid in the service of the Jedi Order, whose sole task in life has been overseeing the construction of lightsabers.
David follows a number of iconic guests from other sci-fi franchises, including Simon Pegg and George Takei of Star Trek fame and Katee Sackoff from Battlestar Galactica. Dave Filoni, the supervising director of The Clone Wars, became a Doctor Who fan after his wife encouraged him to watch and approached David to ask if he would be interested in playing a role in the show.
“When I heard the Doctor himself, David Tennant, was a fan of Star Wars I knew I had to find a way to get in contact with him to see if he would perform on The Clone Wars,” he said, adding, “ I thought David was perfect for the part and he did not disappoint. He delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas.”
For a full list of Daytime Entertainment Emmy winners and nominees see the Emmy website.
Thanks Eides for the heads up!!