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  • The Cool Guy
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    Really, how did this win? Any theories?

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    DvirBA
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    Never would have anticipated it… I have no idea what happened there

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    Rachel
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    They mentioned in the GoldDerby video that it was most likely because of a vote split between Adventure Time and BoJack Horseman.

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    Pulp
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    It’s just the default choice. The 3 shows with passion split the vote. I’m not sure why it beat Bob’s Burgers, but I guess it’s as simple as, it’s the Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers isn’t.

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    I’m not convinced. Like I commented in the Creative Arts reactions, I still think there’s resistance to Netflix as evidenced by their shows only being nominated this year.

    It’s also seemed like animation awards suffer from bloc voting too – look at Kung Fu panda sweeping the Annie’s over Wall E. And almost every year in the Emmy race for Animated Program we see a random nominee from Disney or Nickelodeon because those are the big companies people in the animation industry know, and shows based on familiar franchises

    And look at how the Simpsons is always nominated here and at the guilds. It’s the lazy choice and one of the only shows they actually watch

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    Stegeo
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    They went back to a classic. BoJack, Bobs, Adventure, whatever the other one was, they split the vote. Simpsons is an easy name check

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    Kellyemm
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    Concerning levels of clairvoyant prediction?

    https://youtu.be/_JCLF0ihttI

    Or a vote split.

    To be fair, has anyone WATCHED the most recent season?

     

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    wilfredpickles
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    To be fair, has anyone WATCHED the most recent season?

    I’ve seen the full seasons of every nominee except Adventure Time. This simply wasn’t the best in the category.

    Having said that, it’s also probably my favourite episode of season 30. I suppose it would sting less if the competition hadn’t been so strong

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    Kellyemm
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    I’m not convinced. Like I commented in the Creative Arts reactions, I still think there’s resistance to Netflix as evidenced by their shows only being nominated this year. 

    I am really interested in seeing how this effects Ozark

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    Atypical
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    “The Simpsons” are winning Emmys again? How 1990s of them. #90sRealness.

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    vinny
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    love it! figured it was either that or bobs burgers tbh

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    That Don Guy
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    I’m not convinced. Like I commented in the Creative Arts reactions, I still think there’s resistance to Netflix as evidenced by their shows only being nominated this year.

    Then explain how Love, Death and Robots beat, for example, Robot Chicken in Short Form Animation.

    Question: how many of the voters actually watch all of the episodes of all of the nominated series? If the only time they watch Bojack Horseman is the screener of the episode in question, and the episode is (from what I hear) a 20-minute Bojack monologue at a funeral, then what do you expect? Okay, I’m a little surprised that Bob’s Burgers didn’t win over The Simpsons; the voters tend to like “Tina episodes” like the one that was entered.

    Another possibility as to why The Simpsons won; as a “lifetime achievement award” for the show’s 30 seasons. The last time the show won Animated Program was in 2008. (BTW, that’s 19 Emmys on the shelf now for James L. Brooks; he now has more for The Simpsons than for his other shows (The Tracey Ullman Show, Taxi, The Mary Tyler Moore Show) put together.)

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    TVFan365
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    Crazy to think that the last time The Simpsons won this category, George W. Bush was President of the U.S.

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    wilfredpickles
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    Then explain how Love, Death and Robots beat, for example, Robot Chicken in Short Form Animation.

    4 juried awards and David Fincher producing. If Samurai Jack had been nominated the year it basically swept the juried awards it would’ve won too.

    I do agree with your point about voters only watching the submitted episodes, since being an anthology would also help Love, Death and Robots.

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