Anytime nominations are issued, there are sure to be snubs. This is, after all, the nature of the beast. But today, as the Emmy nominations were announced, one snub seemed particularly stingy: "The Simpsons," for the first time in 20 years, wasn't nominated for the Outstanding Animated Program. In the words of Homer Simpson himself: D'oh!
As Vulture pointed out, this was the first time since 1994 that "The Simpsons" haven't been nominated in the category (and the only reason they weren't nominated that year was because producers had rightfully submitted for the Outstanding Comedy Series category and you can't be up for both), an especially baffling snub considering how relatively great this season was (including that excellent Lego episode).
Not that you can feel too bad for "The Simpsons," considering it is the longest running prime time animated series in the history of television and has won a whopping 28 (!) Emmys before this, but it still seems like something of a slight, a condemnation that still keeping up strong work after all these years will, eventually, be taken for granted.
Also, how in the wide, wide world of sports did "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" secure a nomination in the sole "kid's only" slot, ahead of Disney Channel's deeply brilliant "Gravity Falls?" Is there no justice in the world?
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