Cartoon Network shows score several Emmy nominations
The Emmy Nominations have been announced, and like last year, CN managed to get a few nominations for their shows. Even though no CN show qualified for Outstanding Animated Program, CN dominated the Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program, with four of the five total nominees being CN shows. The whole category goes as follows:
- Adventure Time, "Too Young"
- Disney's Phineas & Ferb, "The Doonkleberry Imperative"
- MAD, "Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy"
- Regular Show, "Eggscelent"
- Robot Chicken, "Fight Club Paradise"
Additionally, Kristen Wiig got nominated for voicing Lola Bunny on "The Looney Tunes Show" (for episode "Double Date") in the Outstanding Voice-Over Performance category.
I'm rooting for Regular Show myself. "Eggscelent" was one of my favorite episodes.
You can view the full nominees here. (PDF file)
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I'm very happy with the Short-Form Animated Program nominees this year. For once, CN finally gets its due as the producer of the best animation on television and the category isn't just another love-letter to Spongebob.
Phineas and Ferb will probably win though since it's the most well-known, but I'm fine with that, it's a great show, with a lot of ex-CN storyboarders on it.
I'm really hoping Adventure Time can pull off the win though. It's been a rising star in the public eye, and its ratings have become quite competitive. More importantly, Too Young is one of its very best episodes IMO- the gags are hilarious and it has an emotional depth that few cartoons can muster. It would be a very deserving winner.
I am 100% sure that Robot Chicken or P&F will win unfortunately. Well, I mean I want Regular Show to win. That episode is one of the best and "Too Young" is also great but a little low on humor, then again so is "Eggscellent". I don't really care for MAD anymore.