The 2021 Animation and VFX Emmy Nominees Are Announced

The nominees for the 73rd Primetime Emmys were announced by the TV Academy virtually by Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones. As in previous years, The Simpsons, Big Mouth, Bob’s Burgers, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal and South Park made big impressions on the TV Academy voters. The short form category put the spotlight on Love, Death + Robots, Robot Chicken, Once Upon a Snowman and Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens from a Nap.

Overall, Netflix’s The Crown and Disney+’s The Mandalorian tied with the most nominations with 24.

Here is the list of the animation and vfx nominees:

Outstanding Animated Program
Big Mouth “The New Me” Netflix
Bob’s Burgers “Worms of In-Rear-Ment” FOX, 2oth Century Fox, Bento Box
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal “Plague of Madness” Adult Swim, Cartoon Network
The Simpsons “The Dad Feelings Limited” FOX

South Park “The Pandemic Special” Comedy Central, Central Productions

Short Form Animated
Love, Death + Robots “Ice” Netflix, Blur Studio
Maggie Simpsons in The Force Awakens From Its Nap Disney+, Gracie Film Productions, 20th Century Productions
Once Upon a Snowman Disney+, Walt Disney Productions
Robot Chicken “Endgame” Adult Swim, Stoopid Buddy, William Street, Sony Pictures

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Jessica Walter (Malory Archer) Archer
Maya Rudolph (Connie the Hormone Monster) Big Mouth
Stacey Abrams (Stacey Abrams) black-ish: Election Special
Julie Andrews (Lady Whisteldown) Bridgerton
Stanley Tucci (Bitsy Brandham) Central Park
Titus Burgess (Cole Tillerman) Central Park
Seth MacFarlane (Peter, Stewie and Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire) Family Guy

Outstanding Visual Effects Season or Movie
Lovecraft Country (HBO)
The Boys (Amazon Prime Video)
The Falcon and the Winter Solider (Disney+)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Single Episode
Star Trek: Discovery “Su’Kal” Paramount+
The Crown “Gold Stick” Netflix
The Nevers “Ignition” HBO
The Umbrella Academy “743” Netflix
The Vikings “The Signal” Amazon Prime Video

Final voting by members of the Television Academy will run from August 19-30. The Primetime Emmys will air live Sunday, September 19, on CBS and will stream on Paramount+. The Neighborhood star Cedric the Entertainer will host the show, which will be held in-person at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, featuring a limited audience of nominees and their guests.

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