List of awards and nominations received by Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

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List of awards won by Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
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Craig McCracken (left) and Lauren Faust (right), co-developers for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, at the 2008 Comic-Con International

Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 16 35
Footnotes

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (often abbreviated to Foster's) is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken that ran from August 13, 2004, to May 3, 2009, on Cartoon Network.[1][2] Throughout its run, it was nominated for 33 television and animation industry awards and won 16 of them. It received 20 Annie Award nominations, including Best Animated Television Production in 2006, of which it won 5. Both one-hour specials ("Good Wilt Hunting" and "Destination: Imagination") were nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More)," which the latter won. Eight other nominations and six other wins were given to the series at other Emmy ceremonies.

At the 2005 Pulcinella Awards, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends won the award for "Best TV Series for All Audiences" and the main character Bloo won "Best Character of the Year."[3][4] It was nominated for the Television Critics Association Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming" in 2006.[5] The episode "Squeeze the Day" won the award for "Best Television Animation for Children" at the 2007 Ottawa International Animation Festival.[6] The entertainment website IGN listed Foster's as the 85th greatest animated television program of all time.[7] Zap2it placed Eduardo, one of the main characters from the series, number seven on their list of "Underrated of 2006."[8]

Annie Awards[edit]

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Keith Ferguson has been nominated for one Annie Award for his portrayal of Bloo

The Annie Awards are award ceremonies honoring "excellence in the field of animation"[9] and are presented by the International Animated Film Society.[9] Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends has won five Annie Awards and was nominated for another 20.[10][11][12][13][14][15]

Year Category Nominee Episode Result
2004 Best Animated Television Production[10]  —  — Nominated
2004 Character Design in an Animated Television Production[10] Lynne Naylor[10] "House of Blues"[10] Nominated
2004 Directing in an Animated Television Production[10] Eric Pringle[10] "Who Let the Dogs In"[10] Nominated
2004 Writing in an Animated Television Production[10] Lauren Faust[10] "World Wide Wabbit"[10] Nominated
2005 Best Music in an Animated Television Production[11] James L. Venable
Jennifer Kes Remington[11]
"Duchess of Wails"[11] Won
2005 Best Production Design in an Animated Television Production[11] Mike Moon[11]

Craig McCracken[11]
Dave Dunnet[11]
Martin Ansolabehere[11]

"A Lost Claus"[11] Won
2005 Best Animated Television Production[11]  —  — Nominated
2005 Best Character Design in an Animated Television Production[11] Shannon Tindle[11] "Go Goo Go"[11] Nominated
2005 Best Directing in an Animated Television Production[11] Craig McCracken[11] "Duchess of Wails"[11] Nominated
2006 Best Animated Television Production[12]  —  — Won
2006 Best Music in an Animated Television Production[12] James L. Venable[12]

Jennifer Kes Remington[12]

"One False Movie"[12] Won
2006 Best Production Design in an Animated Television Production[12] Martin Ansolabehere[12] "Good Wilt Hunting"[12] Won
2006 Best Directing in an Animated Television Production[12] Craig McCracken[12] "Bus the Two of Us"[12] Nominated
2006 Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production[12] Keith Ferguson (for voicing Bloo)[12] "Squeeze the Day"[12] Nominated
2007 Music in an Animated Television Production[13] James L. Venable[13]

Jennifer Kes Remington[13]

"The Bloo Superdude and the Magic Potato of Power"[13] Nominated
2008 Best Animated Television Production Produced for Children[14]  — "Destination: Imagination"[14] Nominated
2008 Best Character Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form[14] Ben Balistreri[14] "Mondo Coco"[14] Nominated
2008 Directing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form[14] Craig McCracken[14]

Rob Renzetti[14]

"Destination: Imagination" Nominated
2009 Production Design in a Television Production[15] Janice Kubo[15]  — Nominated
2009 Character Design in a Television Production[15] Ben Balistreri[15]  — Nominated

Emmy Awards[edit]

A Caucasian male wearing a white shirt sits in front of a microphone, smiling. He has large, curly brown hair which almost covers his eyes.
Craig McCracken has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and won two.

Emmy Awards are the "[television] equivalent of the Oscars"[16] and are awarded for excellence in television programs.[17] The Emmys are presented by three sister organizations: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.[17] Foster's has been nominated for nine Emmy Awards, winning seven.[18][19][20]

Year Category Nominee(s) Episode Result
2005 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[21][22] Ed Baker[21][22] "World Wide Wabbit"[21][22] Won
2005 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[21][22] Craig McCracken[21][22] "House of Bloos"[21][22] Won
2005 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[21][22] Mike Moon[21][22] "House of Bloos"[21][22] Won
2005 Outstanding Main Title Theme Music[23] James L. Venable[23]  — Nominated
2006 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[24] Shannon Tindle[25] "Go Goo Go"[24] Won
2006 Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour)[26] Craig McCracken, Brian A. Miller, Lauren Faust, Jennifer Pelphrey, Vince Aniceto, Robert Alvarez, Eric Pringle[18] "Go Goo Go"[24] Nominated
2007 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[18] Dave Dunnet[18] "Good Wilt Hunting"[27] Won
2007 Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More)[28] Craig McCracken, Brian A. Miller, Jennifer Pelphrey, Lauren Faust, Vince Aniceto, Michelle Papandrew, Darrick Bachman, Craig Lewis, Robert Alvarez, Eric Pringle, Robert Cullen[18] "Good Wilt Hunting"[28] Nominated
2008 Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation[19] Ben Balistreri[19] "Mondo Coco"[19] Won
2009 Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More)[29][30][31] Craig McCracken, Brian Miller, Jennifer Pelphrey, Ryan Slater, Michelle Papandrew, Lauren Faust, Tim McKeon, Darrick Bachman, Ed Baker, Vaughn Tada, Alex Kirwan, Rob Renzetti, Robert Alvarez, Eric Pringle[20] "Destination: Imagination"[29][30][31] Won

References[edit]

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