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June Foray nominated for an Emmy – her first!

Congratulations, June Foray!

It’s only taken over fifty years for the Television Academy to recognize the “First Lady of Animation”. This morning, June received her first-ever Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. It’s for her role as Mrs. Cauldron on Cartoon Network’s The Garfield Show.

And additional congratulations to writer/producer Mark Evanier for directing June in this performance!

June’s competition in her category are:

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
June Foray, The Garfield Show
James Hong, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesome
Jeff Bennett, Penguins of Madagascar
Rodger Bumpass, SpongeBob SquarePants

The complete list of 2012 Daytime Emmy Nominations are posted here.

Other notable animation nominees are:

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Transformers: Prime

Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series
3rd & Bird!
Sesame Street
Super WHY!
The Wonder Pets!
Yo Gabba Gabba

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Penguins of Madagascar
SpongeBob SquarePants
Transformers: Prime

Outstanding Writing in Animation
The Backyardigans
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Martha Speaks
Penguins of Madagascar