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Emmys: 'Portlandia' and 'The Simpsons' Among Early Winners

Juried winners in several categories -- animation, costuming, documentary -- score the first victories for the September kudos.

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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Wednesday the first nods from this year's Emmys, with several juried winners taking trophies in animation, costumes and documentary categories.

Portlandia, The Simpsons and Adventure Time are among the winning series, with panels of professionals the different categories' peer groups screening and selecting, in several instances, multiple winners.

The no-nominee categories -- Individual Achievement in Animation, Costumes for a Variety Program or Special and Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking -- produced 10 victors between them, each of which earned unanimous approval from their peers.

Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation

Adventure Time "Puhoy," Cartoon Network
Andy Ristaino, Character Design

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Jenny Gase-Baker, Background Paint

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Joseph Holt, Art Direction

Disney TRON: Uprising "The Stranger," Disney XD
Alberto Mielgo, Art Direction

Dragons: Riders of Berk, "We Are Family (Part 2)," Cartoon Network
Andy Bialk, Character Design

The Simpsons, "Treehouse Of Horror XXIII," FOX
Paul Wee, Character Animation

Outstanding Costumes For A Variety Program Or A Special

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS
Marina Toybina, Costume Designer
Courtney Webster, Assistant Costume Designer

The Men Who Built America, "Bloody Battles," History
Sarah Beers, Costume Designer
Rachael Leah Greene, Costume Supervisor
Lisa Faibish, Costume Supervisor

Portlandia, "Blackout," IFC
Amanda Needham, Costume Designer
Monika Schmidt, Costume Supervisor

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,  HBO
Todd Wider, Producer
Jedd Wider, Producer
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer