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2012 Animation Emmy Nominations

The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to all our animation industry honorees. These include:

Outstanding Animated Program
American Dad! – Fox Television Animation
Bob’s Burgers – BentoBox Entertainment
Futurama (The Tip Of The Zoidberg) – The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television
The Penguins Of Madagascar (The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole) – Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation
The Simpsons (Holidays Of Future Passed) – Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Short-format Animated Program
Adventure Time (Too Young) – Cartoon Network Studios
Disney Phineas And Ferb (The Doonkleberry Imperative) – Disney Channel
MAD (Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy) – Warner Bros. Animation
Regular Show (Eggscellent) – Cartoon Network Studios
Robot Chicken (Fight Club Paradise) – Stoopid Monkey, Shadow Machine, Williams Street

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

Disney Phineas And Ferb: Across The 2nd Dimension – Disney Channel
Dan Povenmire as Doctor Doofenshmirtz

Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice – Walt Disney Animation Studios
Rob Riggle as Noel

Futurama • The Silence Of The Clamps – The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot, Morbo

The Looney Tunes Show • Double Date – Warner Bros. Animation
Kristen Wiig as Lola

The Simpsons • Moe Goes From Rags To Riches – Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Hank Azaria as Moe Szyslak, Duffman, Mexican Duffman, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Chief Wiggum

Complete list of nominees here.

  • feep

    I’m personally rooting for Bob’s Burgers. I’ve done a complete 180 on that show and was surprised by how much it grew on me. Probably the best show Fox as put out since King of the Hill. So happy there’s a third season on the way. Go Bob!

  • Sproingly

    Nice to see MAD get a nod! What Me, Worry?

  • I’m also rooting for Bob’s Burgers. Funny characters and writing. The other nominees are all great, but I want to see Bob’s Burgers get recognition and time to grow.

  • Phineas and Ferb for the win

  • Pedro Nakama

    Do people still watch television?

  • Alissa

    Rooting for Adventure Time!

  • Bob

    Curious as to why Kristin Wiig was nominated for Lola. There’s really nothing special about the performance. In fact, I actually prefer Kath Soucie’s voice for the character. Maybe Wiig’s nomination was for ‘being a good sport’ as an increasingly popular actress still lending her voice to the show’s ensemble of voice actors.

    • Tooner

      Wiig is great as Lola! What are you CRAZY?!
      Sure it doesn’t sound like Lola from Space Jam but thats because this is a totally different Lola. Wiig brings her own brand of comedic stylings to the character. For the Lola the execs wanted to make Wiig is perfect. This Lola is just like one of her SNL characters only animated.

    • Manny

      Yeah, I never got that too. It’s just a dated late 90’s Tara Reid impression that ain’t funny at all. I appreciate Kristen Wiig in her other works, but here, it’s just misplaced.

  • Surprised Legend of Korra or Young Justice isn’t anywhere on there. I mean I still enjoy American Dad and love Futurama but it seems like the more action oriented shows get the shaft. If anyone has an explanation or reasoning behind that I’d be interested in hearing about it.

    • C.

      Korra is only eligible for the daytime Emmys.

      • Ah, thanks for the info C. I had no idea they separated the two.

  • Hal

    While I personally think METALOCALYPSE deserves a nod in the short format, ARCHER getting shafted is positively CRIMINAL. It is, without a doubt, the funniest animated show on TV with the best voice-over cast currently working on an animated series. Otherwise, Bob’s Burgers’ “SHEESH, CAB, BOB?” was probably the best bit of prime time animation last year, so at least there’s that.

    • Dutchie

      I think the Burger Boss episode is the nominated one, though, but that’s also a great one

  • Justin

    I hope that Kristen Wiig wins for The Looney Tunes Show!

  • Juliusaurus

    Can’t believe I’m saying this, but the Simpsons (Holidays Of Future Passed) deserves a win. It really was one of the best episodes in quite a long time, certainly the best “future” episode since Lisa’s Wedding, which was also a winner.

    For short-format, Adventure Time (Too Young) should take the win. Certainly one of the cutest episodes with a ton of heart, and Earl of Lemongrab made for a hilarious new character. The show has grown a monumental following, and it’s creative as all heck, now is the time it gets some recognition.

  • Cartoons right?

    Penguins? Really?

    Okay I guess.

    • Bob Schooley


  • Ara

    This is the first time I’m truly happy about all the nominees chosen. I’m so, so happy to see Bob’s Burgers on the list (it’s nice to see people enjoying the show after initially being shunned by most Brewsters). And I’m really rooting for Kirsten Wiig as Lola. She really brought a different, humorous side to that character (and really, Lola’s comedy makes up a good portion of the show…I’d say she’s more successful than Daffy).

    I’m also rooting for LaMarche and Povenmire! Go guys!