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Toons Nominated for Primetime Emmys

The Simpsons, SpongeBob, Samurai Jack, and the South Park gang will be competing for the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and those four series and Family Guy were each nominated for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour).

The nominated episodes represented are Family Guy‘s “North by North Quahog”; Samurai Jack‘s “Episode XLIX”; The Simpsons‘s “Future Drama”; South Park‘s “Best Friends Forever”; and SpongeBob SquarePants‘s “Fear of a Krabby Patty/Shell of a Man.”

In the category of Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour Or More), Cartoon Network’s Star Wars Clone Wars Vol. 2 (Chapters 21-25) will compete with Animal Planet’s Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real. The latter was also nominated for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special.

The Simpsons received two other nominations. Alf Clausen was nominated for his musical score for “Treehouse of Horror XV” and for the song “Always My Dad” in the episode “A Star is Torn.”

In the Outstanding Main Title Theme Music category, Michael McCuistion was nominated for his theme for Justice League Unlimited, and James L. Venable was nominated for his theme for Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends.

[Source: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences]

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