Simpsons Emmy

The Simpson family with an Emmy Award.

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program is an award given out annually during the Primetime Emmy Awards Creative Arts telecast. The Simpsons has been very successful in the category, winning ten times, and receiving ten other nominations. 1993 (Season 4) and 1994 (Season 5) were the only years the show did not receive a nomination. However, this was because the producers instead chose to submit the show in the normal Comedy Series category (Emmy rules specify that a show can not be submitted in both categories). After failing to be nominated, the producers went back to submitting in this category.


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: The Animated Series
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
2008 Won Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind
2009 Nominated Gone Maggie Gone South Park
2010 Nominated Once Upon a Time in Springfield Prep & Landing

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. </br> 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.

Winners by year

1990 (season 1)

1991 (season 2)

1995 (season 6)

1997 (season 8)

1998 (season 9)

2000 (season 11)

2001 (season 12)

2003 (season 14)

2006 (season 17)

2008 (season 19)

See also

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