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This is a list of the awards won by the The Simpsons.

Annie Awards[]

Best Animated Television Program/Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Program[]

Year Result
1992 Won
1993 Won
1994 Won
1995 Won
1996 Won
1997 Won
1998 Won
1999 Won
2000 Won
2001 Won
2002 Not Nominated
2003 Won
2004 Won
2005 Not Nominated
2006 Not Nominated

BAFTA Awards[]

Best International Program or Series[]

  • 1999 - Nominated

British Comedy Awards[]

Best International Comedy Show[]

  • 2005 - Won
  • 2004 - Won (Matt Groening was also given a lifetime achievement award)
  • 2002 - Nominated
  • 2000 - Won

Emmy Awards[]

  • Nominated for: 54 Emmies over Seven categories (Includes Awards that resulted in a Win)
  • Won: 23 Emmies in three categories (As of 2006)
    • Outstanding Animated Series: Won 9, Nominated for 15
    • Outstanding Voice-Over: Won 12
    • Outstanding Music and Lyrics: Won 2, Nominated for 9
    • Outstanding Music Composition: Won 0, Nominated for 9
    • Outstanding Music Direction: Won 0, Nominated for 2
    • Outstanding Main Title Theme: Won 0, Nominated for 1
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing: Won 0, Nominated for 6

Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less)[]

Year Result Nominated Episode Winning Show
1990 Won Life on the Fast Lane
1990 Nominated Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire 1 The Simpsons
1991 Won Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
1992 Nominated Radio Bart Claymation Easter
1993 Not Nominated See Note Below Batman
1994 Not Nominated See Note Below The Roman City
1995 Won Lisa's Wedding
1996 Nominated Treehouse of Horror VI Pinky and the Brain
1997 Won Homer's Phobia
1998 Won Trash of the Titans
1999 Nominated Viva Ned Flanders King of the Hill
2000 Won Behind the Laughter
2001 Won HOMЯ
2002 Nominated She of Little Faith Futurama
2003 Won Three Gays of the Condo
2004 Nominated The Way We Weren't Samurai Jack
2005 Nominated Future-Drama South Park
2006 Won The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
2007 Nominated The Haw-Hawed Couple South Park

1: For the 1990 Emmy Awards, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire was nominated as a separate cartoon because officially it is considered a TV special and not a part of the series. For this list, it is not a part of the overall count of Simpsons emmy nominations.
2: According to DVD commentary, no episodes were nominated in this category in 1993 and 1994 because the producers had instead submitted episodes into the Outstanding Comedy Series category. However, The Simpsons was not nominated in that category, so in 1995 the producers gave up and went back to submitting episodes in the Animation category.

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance[]

NOTE - This Award is given out by a committee, there are no nominations

Year Won Winner Character Episode
1992 Won Nancy Cartwright Bart Simpson Separate Vocations
1992 Won Dan Castellaneta Homer Simpson Lisa's Pony
1992 Won Julie Kavner Marge Simpson I Married Marge
1992 Won Jackie Mason Rabbi Hyman Krustofski Like Father, Like Clown
1992 Won Yeardley Smith Lisa Simpson Lisa the Greek
1992 Won Marcia Wallace Edna Krabappel Bart the Lover
1993 Won Dan Castellaneta Homer Simpson Mr. Plow
1998 Won Hank Azaria Apu
2001 Won Hank Azaria Various Characters Worst Episode Ever
2003 Won Hank Azaria Various Characters Moe Baby Blues
2004 Won Dan Castellaneta Various Characters Today, I Am a Clown
2006 Won Kelsey Grammer Sideshow Bob The Italian Bob

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics[]

Year Result Song Episode Music by Lyrics by
1994 Nominated "Who Needs The Kwik-E-Mart?" Homer and Apu Alf Clausen Greg Daniels
1995 Nominated "We Do (The Stonecutters Song)" Homer the Great Alf Clausen John Swartzwelder
1996 Nominated "Sẽnor Burns" Who Shot Mr. Burns? Alf Clausen Bill Oakley & Josh Weinstein
1997 Won "We Put The Spring In Springfield" Bart After Dark Alf Clausen Ken Keeler
1998 Won "You're Checkin' In" The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson Alf Clausen Ken Keeler
2002 Nominated "Ode to Branson" The Old Man and the Key Alf Clausen Jon Vitti
2003 Nominated "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders" "Dude, Where's My Ranch? Alf Clausen Ian Maxtone-Graham and Ken Keeler
2004 Nominated "Vote for a Winner" The President Wore Pearls Alf Clausen Dana Gould
2005 Nominated "Always my Dad" A Star is Torn Alf Clausen Carolyn Omine

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)[]

Year Result Episode Composer
1992 Nominated Treehouse of Horror II Alf Clausen
1993 Nominated Treehouse of Horror III Alf Clausen
1994 Nominated Cape Feare Alf Clausen
1995 Nominated Treehouse of Horror V Alf Clausen
1998 Nominated Treehouse of Horror VIII Alf Clausen
1999 Nominated Treehouse of Horror IX Alf Clausen
2001 Nominated Simpson Safari Alf Clausen
2004 Nominated Treehouse of Horror XIV Alf Clausen
2005 Nominated Treehouse of Horror XV Alf Clausen

Outstanding Music Direction[]

Year Result Episode Music Director
1997 Nominated Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious Alf Clausen
1998 Nominated All Singing, All Dancing Alf Clausen

Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music[]

Year Result Song Composer
1990 Nominated Main Title Theme Danny Elfman

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special[]

Year Result Episode
1990 Nominated The Call of the Simpsons
1991 Nominated Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
1992 Nominated Treehouse of Horror II
1993 Nominated Treehouse of Horror III
1995 Nominated Bart Vs. Australia
1997 Nominated Brother from Another Series

Golden Globe Awards[]

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy[]

  • 2003 - Nominated (Lost to Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Hollywood Walk of Fame[]

  • 2000 - Given a Star at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. which applies to the Simpsons in person, not the series

Kid's Choice Awards[]

Favourite Cartoon[]

  • 2002 - Won
  • Nominated every year between 1996 and 2006
  • 2010 - Nominated
  • 2018 - Nominated

Peabody Awards[]

  • 1996
    • Won For providing exceptional animation and stinging social satire, both commodities which are in extremely short supply in television today.
  • 2019
    • Won an institutional award for its 30th year running.

Teen Choice Awards[]

Choice TV Show - Comedy[]

  • Nominated every year between 2000 and 2005

Choice TV Parental Units[]

  • 2005 - Nominated for Marge and Homer

Choice Animated TV Show[]

  • 2006 - Nominated

WGA Awards[]



  • The Simpsons, which has been called the best and funniest TV show of the 1990s, has never been nominated for an Emmy in the comedy category. In 1993 and 1994, the producers did try to submit the show in the category (According to DVD commentary, the episodes that were submitted in 1993 were Mr. Plow and A Streetcar Named Marge) with less than encouraging results. It became apparent that the Emmy voters were not ready to accept an animated show into the Outstanding Comedy show category, and the producers gave up. In 2003, the show was surprisingly nominated for a Golden Globe for Outstanding Comedy Series. The producers felt this was long overdue, but the show lost the award to Curb your Enthusiasm.
  • The Simpsons has frequently made fun of the Emmys (as well as other major awards such as the Oscars and especially the Grammys). Some examples:
    • In Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?, Homer wins the First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence. At the show, Bart and Lisa have the following exchange:
      • Lisa: "This award show is the biggest farce I ever saw!"
      • Bart: "What about the Emmys?"
      • Lisa: "I stand corrected."
    • In The Front, Grampa won an award that looks suspiciously like an Emmy for writing an episode of Itchy & Scratchy (the show is actually called the Annual Cartoon Awards). His competition includes such shows as "Strondar, Master of Vacom": the wedding episode; "Action Figure Man": the how to buy action figure man episode; and "Ren and Stimpy": season premiere (clip not done yet), a knock at the questionable and forgettable competition that The Simpsons faced in the animation category during the early years of the show.
  • After winning the Emmy in 2006, James L. Brooks set a new record for most Primetime Emmys won with 19. He has won nine for The Simpsons, five for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, three for Taxi, and two for The Tracey Ullman Show. Of those, sixteen were for producing, and three were for writing (two for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and one for The Tracey Ullman Show).