Seth MacFarlane has something to be happy about today as his show, Family Guy, has been nominated in the Best Comedy category for the 61st annual Emmys. This is the first time in 50 years that an animated series has been nominated in that category. Family Guy will go up against Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, 30 Rock and Weeds.

In the Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour), the nominees are:
American Dad’s “Sixteen-Hundred Candles”
Robot Chicken’s “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II”
South Park’s “Margaritaville”
The Simpsons’ “Gone Maggie Gone.”

In the Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more), the nominees are:
Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Destination Imagination (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends)

In the Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Animated Programs, the nominees are:
Phineas and Ferb’s “The Monster Of Phineas-N-Ferbenstein”
SpongeBob SquarePants’ “Dear Vikings”

In the Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, the nominees are:
Ron Rifkin, as Narrator for American Masters’ “Jerome Robbins: Something To Dance About”
Seth MacFarlane, as Peter Griffin for Family Guy’s “I Dream of Jesus”
Seth Green, as Anakin Skywalker (among others) for Robot Chicken’s “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II,”
Hank Azaria, as Moe Syzlak for The Simpsons’ “Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe,”
Harry Shearer, as Mr. Burns (among others) for The Simpsons’ “The Burns And The Bees”
Dan Castellaneta, as Homer Simpson for The Simpsons’ “Father Knows Worst”

Also, The Simpsons received a nomination for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) for the “Gone Maggie Gone” episode as well.


Via VFX World