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Emmys 2023 Emmys 2023

The nominations are out for the 75th Emmy Awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. As usual, the list of nominees is strikingly familiar.

This year’s outstanding animated program category features a roster of familiar names in Bob’s Burgers, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Rick and Morty, and The Simpsons, all of which have previously won the award. Rounding out this year’s nominees is Netflix’s limited series Entergalactic, the only newcomer from the group.

Surprisingly, this year’s short-form animated program category features no nominees. The award was created in 2008 (under the name Outstanding Special Class Short-Format Animated Program), and this appears to be the first time that there was not a single nominee. In a press release, the Television Academy explained:

Submissions were prescreened to determine nominations. None of the submissions received nine-tenths approval, resulting in no nominations this year.

Series nominated for outstanding special vfx in a season or movie included Andor, House of the Dragon, The Last of Us, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and The Mandalorian.

Individual episodes from six series were nominated for outstanding special visual effects, including “Day Two” from Five Days at Memorial, “It’s a Good Day” from The Nevers, “Rusalye” from Shadow and Bone, “Mom City” from Ted Lasso, “Marigold” from The Umbrella Academy, and “A Murder of Woes” from Wednesday.

This year’s voice-over category features previous winners Alex Borstein (Family Guy) and Maya Rudolph (Big Mouth). The only other animation nomination went to Ali Wong for her performance as Bertie in Tuca & Bertie. The other three nominations went to Julie Andrews (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story), Mel Brooks (History of the World Part II), and Wanda Sykes (Crank Yankers).

Disney’s animation and vfx-heavy musical spectacle Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl notched four nominations including outstanding production design for a variety special, outstanding choreography for variety or reality programming, outstanding lighting design/lighting direction for a variety special, and outstanding technical direction and camerawork for a special.

A list of all the nominees in the animation and vfx categories can be found below. A full list of nominees in all categories can be found here.

Outstanding Animated Program
  • Bob’s Burgers “The Plight Before Christmas,” Fox (20th Television Animation)
  • Entergalactic, Netflix (Mad Solar, Khalabo Ink Society, Edelgang)
  • Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal “Shadow of Fate,” Adult Swim (Cartoon Network Studios)
  • Rick and Morty “Night Family,” Adult Swim, (Rick and Morty LLC, Williams Street)
  • The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror XXXIII,” Fox, (A Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Television Animation)
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
  • Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story “Honeymoon Bliss,” Netflix (shondalandmedia)
  • Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin, Family Guy “A Bottle Episode,” Fox (20th Television Animation)
  • Mel Brooks as The Narrator, History of the World Part II “VIII,” Hulu (20th Television, Searchlight Television)
  • Maya Rudolph as Connie The Hormone Monstress, Big Mouth “Asexual Healing,” Netflix (Netflix)
  • Wanda Sykes as Gladys, Crank Yankers “Wanda Sykes, JB Smoove & Adam Carolla,” Comedy Central (Kimmelot, ITV)
  • Ali Wong as Bertie, Tuca & Bertie “Fledging Day,” Adult Swim (The Tornante Company)
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode
  • Five Days at Memorial “Day Two,” Apple TV+ (ABC Signature in association with Apple)
  • The Nevers “It’s a Good Day,” Tubi (HBO, Mutant Enemy Productions)
  • Shadow and Bone “Rusalye,” Netflix (21 Laps Entertainment and Chronology for Netflix)
  • Ted Lasso “Mom City,” Apple TV+ (Apple presents a Doozer Production in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television)
  • The Umbrella Academy “Marigold,” Netflix (UCP for Netflix)
  • Wednesday “A Murder of Woes,” Netflix (• A Netflix Series / An MGM Television Production)
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or Movie
  • Andor, Disney+ (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
  • House Of The Dragon, HBO Max (HBO in association with 1:26 Pictures, Bastard Sword, and GRRM Productions)
  • The Last Of Us, HBO Max (HBO in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog)
  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power, Prime Video (Amazon Studios)
  • The Mandalorian, Disney+ (Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Pictured at top: The Simpsons, Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Bob’s Burgers, Entergalactic