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  • Nick Spake
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    Does anyone else think it’s time for Family Guy to drop out
    of the Best Comedy Series race and go back to the Best Animated Program
    category? It’s kind of ironic that the show became the first animated series
    since the Flintstones to achieve a Best Comedy nomination, yet it has never won
    for Best Animated Program. They’ve had several episodes over the past three
    years that easily could have won, most notably Road to the North Pole. While
    they haven’t really had a dynamite episode this season, Family Guy still has a
    better shot at finally winning Best Animated Program than getting another Comedy
    Series nomination. With Modern Family, 30 Rock, Girls, The Big Bang Theory,
    Arrested Development, Veep, Parks and Rec, Louie, and so many other shows competing
    in this category, maybe it’s time for Family Guy to throw in the towel. Of
    course the ideal solution to this predicament would be for the Emmys to allow
    animated programs to compete in both categories, in addition to Best Drama
    Series.
     

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    vinny
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    I think so. But if it goes back to animated program category, it has “South Park” to deal with.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    I am shocked that The Simpsons has never been nominated for Comedy Series. I think that American Dad! is severely underrated, and a lot of the actors do a fantastic job with the characters and humor and should have been nominated for some incredible episodes in the past. Family Guy should get out of the Comedy Series race, it would stand a better chance of winning in the Animated Program category.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    On a further note, I would be such a happy man when animated programs can participate in both categories, Comedy and Animated Program.

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    Riley
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    All good points, NickSpake.

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    Ryan Earle
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    I never understood why the Emmy’s make animated programs submit in one category or the other. I mean it’d be like the Oscars saying to the producers of “Toy Story 3” or “Wall-E” etc. “You can either submit in Best Picture or Best Animated Film, but not both.” If the Motion Picture Academy can allow animated films to be submitted in two top categories then the television academy should do the same. 

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    Clinton
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    I would be such a happy man when animated programs can participate in both categories, Comedy and Animated Program.

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    Riley
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    I never understood why the Emmy’s make animated programs submit in one category or the other. I mean it’d be like the Oscars saying to the producers of “Toy Story 3” or “Wall-E” etc. “You can either submit in Best Picture or Best Animated Film, but not both.” If the Motion Picture Academy can allow animated films to be submitted in two top categories then the television academy should do the same.

    It is not quite so comparable, though.  While it makes a lot of sense for a documentary feature to be able to compete for Best Picture, it does not make sense for a nonfiction series to compete for Outstanding Drama Series.  You need to recognize that the Emmys do not have single equivalent for Best Picture in “Outstanding Program” or something; they have many top prizes and the animated series category is one of them.

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    That Don Guy
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    FG might go back to Animated Series now that ATAS allows writers for animated series to enter Comedy Series Writing even if the show itself is in Animated Program.  IIRC, last year the show entered Comedy Series Writing but not Comedy Series Directing, and the rules still don’t allow the actors to enter any performing category other than Voiceover even if it is entered as a series, so there isn’t that much incentive to keep entering the show as a comedy series.

    The only other reason I can think of is, if it did enter as a Comedy Series, it could enter a special separately in Animated Program, but I don’t think it had any specials this year (the 200th episode wasn’t really a special – in fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if, if the show does go back to Animated Program, that this is the episode that is submitted).

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    outsider
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    I never understood why the Emmy’s make animated programs submit in one category or the other. I mean it’d be like the Oscars saying to the producers of “Toy Story 3” or “Wall-E” etc. “You can either submit in Best Picture or Best Animated Film, but not both.” If the Motion Picture Academy can allow animated films to be submitted in two top categories then the television academy should do the same. 

    The Emmys have this rule: “It is a general principle of this competition that a single achievement is limited to a single bid for an Emmy, i.e., every entrant is eligible to place his/her achievement in only one appropriate category”.

    In my opinion, this is really fair. You shouldn’t win multiple Emmys in the same year for doing one job. A producer shouldn’t get nominations in different categories for producing one program. It would be absurd to have a series nominated for Comedy Series, Animated Program and Children’s Program in the same year.

    Your example doesn’t contradict this general principle because at the Oscars, Best Picture honors the producer of a film while Animated Feature honors the director.

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    Riley
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     Family Guy always has brilliant Emmy campaign visuals.  They are parodying Girls this year:
     
     The episodes that are included are “Yug Ylimaf” and “Space Cadet”.

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    SaraR
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    That is perfect.

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