Blog: News & Views

Hank Azaria celebrates 10th Emmy nomination with another bid for 'The Simpsons' [Video]

By Chris Beachum & Rob Licuria
By Chris Beachum & Rob Licuria
Aug 09 2012 07:22 am
0
Comments

As the voice of fan favorites Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy and Professor Frink on "The Simpsons," Hank Azaria has already been handsomely rewarded by Emmy voters with three statues (1998, 2001, 2003). By earning his sixth nomination for his work on that animated classic this year, he brought his overall total to ten bids. 

"I didn't realize it was my 10th," admitted Azaria in a video chat with Gold Derby. "I didn't realize it was my decade. It's always an honor. You think the stuff you should be nominated for, you don't. The ones you don't think you will, you do. I guess it all evens out. The craft Emmys are kind of the kids' table at Thanksgiving. You're not really invited to the big dance. It's still really, really exciting, and the statue still counts."

Azaria contends for Voice-Over Performance against Maurice LaMarche ("Futurama"), Dan Povenmire ("Disney's Phineas and Ferb"), Rob Riggle ("Disney's Prep and Landing"), Brenda Strong ("Desperate Housewives"), and Kristen Wiig ("The Looney Tunes Show").

His episode submission is "Moe Goes From Rags to Riches," in which the bartender's cleaning rag recounts the story of how he came to Springfield. Explaining this choice, Azaria admitted, "It was good for me because I had a lot to do in it, and Moe was very emotional in it. I thought it was a very strange episode, to be quite honest with you. I mean it was risky and out there. If you had asked me beforehand would I be nominated for that episode, I would have said no."

MAKE YOUR EMMY PREDICTIONS:
Vote now and pick the winners.
Log your predictions in all top Emmy races. Compete against experts!

Of his four other Emmy bids, Azaria won TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actor in 2000 for "Tuesdays with Morrie" with Jack Lemmon. His other Emmy nods were for Drama Actor ("Huff," 2005)  and twice for Comedy Guest Actor ("Mad About You," 1998; "Friends," 2003). 

 
Related News
Follow Gold Derby
Click Here

Advertisement

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Inside Track: Oscar Predictions

Oscars predictions

Earliest Oscars Predictions Ever

Our Oscars Prediction Center is now open. See our Users' rankings. Make your early picks now -- click here -- and change them later as the derby heats up.

Odds   View %  
Users
1 BoyhoodBoyhood
5/1
2 FoxcatcherFoxcatcher
5/1
3 UnbrokenUnbroken
8/1
4 Gone GirlGone Girl
10/1
5 BirdmanBirdman
10/1
6 InterstellarInterstellar
12/1
7 Inherent ViceInherent Vice
14/1
8 The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel
25/1
9 The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game
33/1
10 Into the WoodsInto the Woods
33/1
See complete statistics by Clicking Here
Hot Links from the Web
Photo Galleries: Oscars, Emmys, ...
Latest Forum Posts
Best Picture (1967) - should have b..
Wow, there are 5 great films up there, that I would absolutely put above Dr. Doo..
Best in Show: TV Edition #2 - Arres..
BUMPI'll be closing this one tomorrow, so please vote and comment on your favori..
Who Will Receive the 2015 Cecil B. ..
What about David Lynch? I am not going to hide the fact that I am shamelessly ad..
Subscribe to our free news service

Advertisement