‘Family Guy,’ ‘Simpsons,’ ‘Robot Chicken’ Lead Toon Emmy Noms

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Fox’s Family Guy leads animated contenders in the nominations for the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards with four nominations, even as it missed being nominated for Outstanding Animated Program.

The Fox series earned three music-related nominations: two for Outstanding Music Composition in a Series and one for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. It also was nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half Hour) and Animation.

Another Fox series, The Simpsons, was right behind with three nominations. Earning two nominations was Futurama, while Robot Chicken earned two nominations and the special Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III added a third for the franchise.

Animated shows with a single nomination included Adventure Time, The Cleveland Show, Disney’s Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa, The Looney Tunes Show, South Park and SpongeBob SquarePants.

The full list of animation and visual-effects-related nominees follows. The full list of nominees in all categories can be found at www.emmys.tv.

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

  • Brenda Strong as Mary-Alice Young
    Desperate Housewives • Come On Over For Dinner • ABC • ABC Studios
  • Maurice LaMarche as Lrrr & Orson Welles
    Futurama • Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences • Comedy Central • Twentieth Century Fox Television
  • Bob Bergen as Porky Pig
    The Looney Tunes Show • Jailbird And Jailbunny • Cartoon Network • Warner Bros. Animation
  • Christopher Plummer, Narrator
    Moguls & Movie Stars • The Birth Of Hollywood • TCM • Produced by TCM in association with Ostar Productions
  • Seth Green as Robot Chicken Nerd, Batman, Venger, Cobra Commander, Teenager, Judge, Newscaster, Light Cycle Driver
    Robot Chicken • Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine and Stoopid Monkey in association with Adult Swim
  • Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble, Louie
    The Simpsons • Donnie Fatso • FOX • Gracie Films in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Outstanding Animated Program

  • The Cleveland Show • Murray Christmas • FOX • Fox Television Animation
  • Futurama • The Late Philip J. Fry • Comedy Central • Twentieth Century Fox Television
  • Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine and Stoopid Monkey in association with Adult Swim
  • The Simpsons • Angry Dad – The Movie • FOX • Gracie Films in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
  • South Park • Crack Baby Athletic Association • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Outstanding Short-format Animated Program

  • Adventure Time • It Came From The Nightosphere • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios
  • Disney Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa • ABC • Walt Disney Studios
  • Regular Show • Mordecai And The Rigbys • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios
  • Robot Chicken • Robot Chicken’s DP Christmas Special • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine and Stoopid Monkey in association with Adult Swim
  • SpongeBob SquarePants • That Sinking Feeling • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Garth Newstadter, American Masters • John Muir In The New World • PBS • Global Village Media and Thirteen’s American Masters in association with WNET.org.
  • Ron Jones, Family Guy • Road To The North Pole • FOX • Fox Television Animation
  • Walter Murphy, Family Guy • And Then There Were Fewer • FOX • Fox Television Animation
  • Alf H. Clausen, The Simpsons • Treehouse Of Horror XXI • FOX • Gracie Films in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
  • Jeff Richmond, 30 Rock • 100 • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

  • Family Guy • Road To The North Pole (Song Title: Christmastime Is Killing Us) • FOX • Fox Television Animation. Music by Ron Jones; Music and Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane; Lyrics by Danny Smith
  • Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced • (Song Title: An American Prayer – Hymn II?) • HBO • Froben Enterprises in association with HBO Entertainment. Music and Lyrics by Robert H. Stein, Music and Lyrics byRobert Klein
  • Saturday Night Live • Host: Jeff Bridges (Song Title: I Just Had Sex) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video. Lyrics by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone. Music by Justin Franks, Jerrod Bettis.
  • Saturday Night Live • Host: Justin Timberlake (Song Title: Justin Timberlake Monologue) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video. Music by Katreese Barnes. Lyrics by Seth Meyers, Justin Timberlake, John Mulaney.
  • Saturday Night Live • Host: Tina Fey (Song Title: Jack Sparrow) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video. Lyrics by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone. Music by Mike Woods.
  • Saturday Night Live • Host: JustinTimberlake (Song Title: 3-Way (The Golden Rule)) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video. Music and Lyrics by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Justin Timberlake.

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

  • Californication • The Last Supper • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Aggressive Mediocrity, And Then…. Daniel Church, Production Sound Mixer; Edward C. Carr, Re-Recording Mixer; Todd Grace, Re-Recording Mixer
  • Family Guy • Road To The North Pole • FOX • Fox Television Animation. Patrick Clark, Production Sound Mixer; James F. Fitzpatrick, Re-Recording Mixer
  • Modern Family • Halloween • ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television. Stephen A. Tibbo, Production Sound Mixer; Dean Okrand, Re-Recording Mixer; Brian R. Harman, Re-Recording Mixer
  • The Office • Andy’s Play • NBC • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios. Ben Patrick, Production Sound Mixer; John W. Cook, Re-Recording Mixer; Peter J. Nusbaum, Re-Recording Mixer
  • Parks And Recreation • Andy And April’s Fancy Party • NBC • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Media Studios. Steve Morantz, Production Sound Mixer; John W. Cook, Re-Recording Mixer; Peter J. Nusbaum, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series

  • Boardwalk Empire • Boardwalk Empire (Pilot) • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment. David Taritero, Visual Effects Producer; Robert Stromberg, Visual Effects Designer; Justin Ball, Visual Effects Supervisor; Richard Friedlander, Visual Effects Producer; Paul Graff, Visual Effects Supervisor; Steve Kirshoff, Special Effects Coordinator; J. John Corbett, Lead Compositor; Brian Sales, Lead Compositor; Ah Dee, Lead Compositor
  • The Borgias • The Poisoned Chalice/The Assassin • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films. Bob Munroe, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor; Doug Campbell, Visual Effects Supervisor; Bill Halliday, Visual Effects Producer; Juan Jesus Garcia, Visual Effects Art Director; Luke Groves, Visual Effects Technical Producer; Seth Martiniuk, Lead Visual Effects Compositor; Blair Tennessy, CGI Supervisor
  • Game Of Thrones • Fire And Blood • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment. Adam McInnes, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor; Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor, Lead Visual Effects Producer; Angela Barson, 2nd Lead Visual Effects; Supervisor & Visual Effects Supervisor; Raf Morant, CGI Supervisor; Henry Badgett, Lead Visual Effects Compositor; Damien Mace, Lead Matte Artist; Stuart Brisdon, Special Effects Supervisor; Graham Hills, Special Effects Supervisor
  • Stargate Universe • Awakening • Syfy • MGM Television. Mark David Savela, Visual Effects Supervisor; Craig VandenBiggelaar, Digital Effects Supervisor; Adam de Bosch Kemper, Lead Animator; Krista McLean, Digital Effects Supervisor; Luke Vallee, Key Visual Effects Compositor; Erica Henderson, Lead Compositor; Michael Lowes, Lead 3D Artists; Wes Sargent, Key 3D Artist; Kodie MacKenzie, Key Visual Effects Compositor.
  • The Walking Dead • Days Gone Bye • AMC • AMC Productions. Sam Nicholson, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor; Jason Sperling, Visual Effects Supervisor; Kent Johnson, Visual Effects Producer; Kristin Johnson, Lead Matte Artist; Christopher Martin, Lead Visual Effects Compositor; Michael Enriquez, Lead Model Maker; Anthony Ocampo, Lead Visual Effects Animator; Michael Cook, Lead CGI Artist; Gregory Nicotero, Lead Special Effects Artist

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

  • Gettysburg • HISTORY • Produced by ScottFree Productions in association with Herzog & Company for HISTORY. Kent Johnson, Visual Effects Supervisor; J. David Everhart, Visual Effects Producer; Mike Yip, Lead Visual Effects Animator; Jon Rhinehardt, Lead Visual Effects Compositor; Jason Korber, Visual Effects Compositor; Jared Jones, Visual Effects Compositor; Ethan Summers, Lead Model Maker; Brent Steinberg, CGI Artist; Max Poolman, Special Effects Supervisor
  • Mildred Pierce • Part Five • HBO • A Killer Films/John Wells Production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and HBO Miniseries. Lesley Robson-Foster, Visual Effects Supervisor; John Bair, Visual Effects Supervisor; Renuka Ballal, Visual Effects Producer; Constance Conrad, Compositor; Marci Ichimura, Compositor; Nathan Meier, CGI Artist; Josephine Noh, Compositor; Aaron Raff, Compositor; Scott Winston, Compositor.
  • The Pillars Of The Earth • Witchcraft • Starz • Tandem Communications and Muse Entertainment in association with Scott Free Films. Vit Komrzy, Visual Effects Producer; Viktor Muller, Visual Effects Supervisor; Paul Stephenson, Special Effects Supervisor
  • Sherlock: A Study In Pink (Masterpiece) • PBS • A Hartswood Films production for BBC cymru wales, co-produced with Masterpiece. James Etherington, Visual Effects Supervisor

The winners will be announced in a gala ceremony set for Sept. 18 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Fox will broadcast the event live starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.