"Transformers: Prime," an animated TV series from leading Japanese CG production house Polygon Pictures Inc., has been nominated in five categories for the 39th annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.
The announcement was made by the U.S. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The hugely popular animated series was nominated for: Outstanding Special Class Animated Program; Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program; Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing-Animation; Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing-Animation; and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.
"Transformers: Prime" was also nominated in five categories last year.
The winners will be announced on June 17.
The Emmy Awards are the U.S. television industry's equivalent of the Oscars. The Daytime Emmys recognize excellence in U.S. daytime TV programs.
The full-CG animated series is based on the "Transformers" transforming robot toy lines produced by Hasbro Inc. The series has been airing on Hasbro's The Hub since 2010.
It has also become hugely popular in Europe, South America and Asia.
In Japan, "Transformers: Prime" began airing on TV Tokyo-affiliated channels in April.
For more information, visit Daytime Emmy at (http://www.emmyonline.tv/mediacenter/daytime_39th_nominations.html), Hub Television Networks at (http://www.hubworld.com/transformers/shows/prime) and Polygon Pictures at (http://www.ppi.co.jp/).
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