2014 Primetime Emmy Award nominees in animation

This year’s nominees for the primetime Emmy Awards have been announced. A full list (in PDF format) of the nominees is available here.

The nominees on the animation side of things include:

Outstanding Animated Program

  • “Archer”
  • “Bob’s Burgers”
  • “Futurama”
  • “South Park”
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program

  • “Adventure Time”
  • “Mickey Mouse”
  • “Phineas and Ferb”
  • “Regular Show”
  • “Robot Chicken”

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

  • “Mickey Mouse,” Chris Diamantapolous as Mickey
  • “Dog With a Blog,” Stephen Full as Stan
  • “Family Guy,” Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire
  • “Futurama,” Maurice LaMarche as Calculon, Morbo
  • “Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise,” Seth Green as various characters
  • “The Simpsons,” Harry Shearer as Kent Brockman, Smithers, Mr. Burns, Younger Burns

Outstanding Main Title Design

  • “Black Sails,” Starz
  • “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” Fox/National Geographic
  • “Masters of Sex,” Showtime
  • “Silicon Valley,” HBO
  • “True Detective,” HBO

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

  • “A Christmas Carol: The Concert,” PBS
  • “Kay & Peele,” Comedy Central
  • “Saturday Night Live,” NBC
  • “Sofia the First: The Floating Palace,” Disney Channel
  • “Sons of Anarchy,” FX
  • “67th Annual Tony Awards,” CBS

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

  • “Californication,” Showtime
  • “Modern Family,” ABC
  • “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime
  • “The Simpsons,” Fox
  • “Veep,” HBO

As Entertainment Weekly notes, “The Simpsons” has been snubbed for Outstanding Animated Program for the first time ever. Perhaps even the Emmy folk have realized the show’s long since gotten stale and there’s better animated programs? Though weird to think that “TMNT” is now more Emmy-worthy than what was the top animated series in the 90s…

Cartoon Network and Disney have done well in animation nominees; Nickelodeon less so—all their nominees as a network are for live-action programming. Popular CN shows “Regular Show” and “Adventure Time” earned nominations, along with a few Adult Swim shows like “Robot Chicken.” Disney’s Mickey Mouse shorts have also paid off, along with popular show “Phineas and Ferb” and the live-action “Dog With a Blog.”

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