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73rd Primetime Emmy Animation Nominations Announced

This coming weekend the National Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences will reveal the winners of the Daytime Emmy's Childrens, Animation and Lifestyle Categories. Just ahead of that ceremony, the TV Academy has revealed the nominations for this year's iteration of what is considered the most prestigious of their events, The Primetime Emmys. Exactly what constitutes primetime or daytime in the age of streaming and on-demand viewing where schedules are increasingly irrelevant is a valid question.

In animation terms, it seems to boil down to who the intended audience is. Childrens' and preschool series are submitted for the Daytime Awards; adult animation or series for general audiences is Primetime's domain. There is a smaller number of categories catered to animation than in the Daytime version, but more will feature in the creative arts nominations, to be revealed at a later date.

The NATAS voters are not exactly known by animation fans for their capacity to think outside of the box for animation. At this point, The Simpsons nomination in Outstanding Animated Program and Seth MacFarlane's nomination in Outstanding Voice-Over Performance really feels like a default choice, whether there were others more deserving or not. Bob's Burgers and Netflix's Big Mouth nominations are now also seemingly becoming annual shoe-ins.

Elsewhere, Netflix's adult anthology Love, Death + Robots replicated its first season's nomination and Genndy Tartovsky's Primal is becoming something of an awards darling, gaining nominations wherever its eligible. Apple TV's Central Park and Paramount+'s Star Trek: Lower Decks also score with their debut season.  It's pleasing to see Archer's Jessica Waters getting a posthumous nod for her performance as Mallory Archer. It would certainly be a fitting recognition for her (excuse the pun) sterling work throughout the show's run, a standout in an already incredible cast. Outside of the animation categories, the Disney Plus series Inside Pixar is nominated for Outstanding Short Form Non-Fiction Series.

The 73rd Primetime Emmys will take place on September 19, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT and will be broadcast on CBS and Paramount+.

The full list of categories including animation is below (includes categories that are not 100% animation).

Outstanding Animated Program

Big Mouth The New Me (Netflix)

Bob's Burgers Worms Of In-Rear-Ment (FOX, 20th Century Fox Television & Bento Box Animation)

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal Plague Of Madness (Adult Swim, Cartoon Network Studios)

The Simpsons The Dad-Feelings Limited (FOX, A Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Television Animation)

South Park: The Pandemic Special  (Comedy Central,Central Productions, LLC)

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

Love, Death + Robots  Ice (Netflix, Blur Studio)

Maggie Simpson In: The Force Awakens From Its Nap (Disney+, A Gracie Films Production in association with 20th

Television Animation)

Once Upon A Snowman  (Disney+,Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Robot Chicken Endgame (Adult Swim,A Stoopid Buddy Stoodios production with Williams Street and Sony Pictures Television)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

Archer  The Double Date (FX )

Jessica Walter as Malory Archer

Big Mouth A Very Special 9/11 Episode (Netflix) Maya Rudolph as Connie The Hormone Monstress

black-ish: Election Special (Part 2) (ABC) 

Stacey Abrams as Stacey Abrams

Bridgerton Diamond Of The First Water (Netflix)

Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown

Central Park A Fish Called Snakehead (Apple TV+/ 20th Century Fox Television)

Tituss Burgess as Cole Tillerman

Central Park A Fish Called Snakehead  (Apple TV+  / 20th Century Fox Television)

Stanley Tucci as Bitsy Brandenham

Family Guy Stewie's First Word  (FOX/20th Television Animation)

Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire

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

Cobra Kai December 19 (Netflix ,Sony Pictures Television)

Patrick Hogan, Sound Supervisor

Jesse Pomeroy, MPSE, Sound Editor

Daniel Salas, Sound Editor

Ryne Gierke, Sound Editor

AJ Shapiro, Foley Editor

Andres Locsey, Music Editor

Shane Bruce, Foley Artist

Mitchell Kohen, Foley Artist

Love, Death + Robots Snow In The Desert (Netflix,Blur Studio)

Brad North, Supervising Sound Editor/Dialogue Editor

Craig Henighan, Sound Designer

Dawn Lunsford, Foley Editor

Jeff Charbonneau, Music Editor

Alicia Stevens, Foley Artist

Mythic Quest Everlight (Apple TV+ / Lionsgate / 3 Arts Entertainment / Ubisoft)

Matthew E. Taylor, Sound Supervisor

Sean Heissinger, Dialogue Editor

Pete Nichols, Sound Effects Editor

Matthew Wilson, Sound Effects Editor

David Jobe, Foley Editor

Joe Deveau, Music Editor

Jody Holwadel Thomas, Foley Artist

Elizabeth Rainey, Foley Artist

Star Trek: Lower Decks No Small Parts (Paramount+ CBS Eye Animation Productions, Titmouse, Secret Hideout and

Roddenberry Entertainment)

James Lucero, Sound Supervisor

James Singleton, Sound Effects Editor

Jeff Halbert, Sound Effects Editor

Michael Britt, Foley Editor

Amber Funk, Music Editor

Ted Lasso The Hope That Kills You ( Apple TV+ • / Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

and Universal Television)

Brent Findley, MPSE, Sound Supervisor

Bernard Weiser, MPSE, Dialogue Editor

Kip Smedley, Sound Effects Editor

Richard David Brown, Music Editor

Sharyn Gersh, Music Editor

Sanaa Kelley, MPSE, Foley Artist

Matt Salib, Foley Artist