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Adventure Time, Game of Thrones Earn Emmy Nods

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards this morning.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards this morning. Animated favorites like ADVENTURE TIME, THE SIMPSONS and ROBOT CHICKEN all received nods. VFX-filled drama such as BOARDWALK EMPIRE and GAME OF THRONES lands nods in the top categories.

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Sunday, September 18 (8pm ET / 5pm PT) on Fox from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Below is a selection of animation and vfx relevant categories. Check out the full list of nominees at: http://www.emmys.tv/awards/primetime-emmy-awards.

Outstanding Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Dexter • Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Chip Johannessen Productions

Friday Night Lights • DirecTV • Imagine Entertainment in association with Universal Media Studios and Film 44

Game Of Thrones • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok andGenerator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Productions

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Miniseries Or MovieCinema Verite • HBO • A Pariah Production in association with HBO Films

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) • PBS • A co-production of Carnival and Masterpiece

The Kennedys • ReelzChannel • A Muse Entertainment Production in association with Asylum Entertainment

Mildred Pierce • HBO • A Killer Films/John Wells Production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and HBO Miniseries

The Pillars Of The Earth • Starz • Tandem Communications and Muse Entertainment in association with Scott Free Films

Too Big To Fail • HBO • A Spring Creek and A Deuce Three Production in association with HBO Films

Outstanding Voice-Over PerformanceDesperate Housewives • Come On Over For Dinner • ABC • ABC StudiosBrenda Strong as Mary-Alice Young

Futurama • Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences • Comedy Central • Twentieth Century Fox TelevisionMaurice LaMarche as Lrrr & Orson Welles

The Looney Tunes Show • Jailbird And Jailbunny • Cartoon Network • Warner Bros. AnimationBob Bergen as Porky Pig

Moguls & Movie Stars • The Birth Of Hollywood • TCM • Produced by TCM in association with Ostar ProductionsChristopher Plummer, Narrator

Robot Chicken • Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine and Stoopid Monkey in association with Adult SwimSeth Green as Robot Chicken Nerd, Batman, Venger, Cobra Commander, Teenager, Judge, Newscaster, Light Cycle Driver

The Simpsons • Donnie Fatso • FOX • Gracie Films in association with Twentieth Century Fox TelevisionDan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble, Louie

Outstanding Animated Program The Cleveland Show • Murray Christmas • FOX • Fox Television Animation

Futurama • The Late Philip J. Fry • Comedy Central • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine and Stoopid Monkey in association with Adult Swim

The Simpsons • Angry Dad - The Movie • FOX • Gracie Films in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

South Park • Crack Baby Athletic Association • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Outstanding Short-format Animated ProgramAdventure Time • It Came From The Nightosphere • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios

Disney Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa • ABC • Walt Disney Studios

Regular Show • Mordecai And The Rigbys • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios

Robot Chicken • Robot Chicken's DP Christmas Special • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine and Stoopid Monkey in association with Adult Swim

SpongeBob SquarePants • That Sinking Feeling • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon

Outstanding Main Title DesignAny Human Heart (Masterpiece) • PBS • A Carnival/Channel 4/Masterpiece co-productionPaul McDonnell, DesignerHugo Moss, Art DirectorJustin Lowings, Animator

Boardwalk Empire • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO EntertainmentKarin Fong, Designer/DirectorMichelle Dougherty, Designer/DirectorLauren Hartstone, Designer/Art DirectorCara McKenney, Producer/Art Director

Game Of Thrones • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok andGenerator Productions in association with HBO EntertainmentAngus Wall, Creative DirectorRobert Feng, Art DirectorKirk H. Shintani, AnimatorHameed Shaukat, Designer

Rubicon • AMC • Warner Horizon TelevisionKarin Fong, Creative DirectorJeremy Cox, Designer/AnimatorTheodore Daley, DesignerCara McKenney, Producer/Art Director

Too Big To Fail • HBO • A Spring Creek and A Deuce Three Production in association with HBO FilmsMichael Riley, Creative DirectorBob Swenson, Creative LeadAdam Bluming, EditorCory Shaw, Designer/Animator

Outstanding Original Music And LyricsFamily Guy • Road To The North Pole (Song Title: Christmastime Is Killing Us) • FOX • Fox Television AnimationRon Jones, Music bySeth MacFarlane, Music & Lyrics byDanny Smith, Lyrics by

Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced • (Song Title: An American Prayer - Hymn II?) • HBO • Froben Enterprises in association with HBO EntertainmentRobert H. Stein, Music & Lyrics byRobert Klein, Music & Lyrics by

Saturday Night Live • Host: Jeff Bridges (Song Title: I Just Had Sex) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway VideoAndy Samberg, Lyrics byAkiva Schaffer, Lyrics byJorma Taccone, Lyrics byJustin Franks, Music byJerrod Bettis, Music by

Saturday Night Live • Host: Justin Timberlake (Song Title: Justin Timberlake Monologue) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway VideoKatreese Barnes, Music bySeth Meyers, Lyrics byJustin Timberlake, Lyrics byJohn Mulaney, Lyrics by

Saturday Night Live • Host: Tina Fey (Song Title: Jack Sparrow) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway VideoAndy Samberg, Lyrics byAkiva Schaffer, Lyrics byJorma Taccone, Lyrics byMike Woods, Music by

Saturday Night Live • Host: JustinTimberlake (Song Title: 3-Way (The Golden Rule)) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway VideoAndy Samberg, Music & Lyrics byAkiva Schaffer, Music & Lyrics byJorma Taccone, Music & Lyrics byJustin Timberlake, Music & Lyrics by

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A SeriesBoardwalk Empire • Boardwalk Empire (Pilot) • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO EntertainmentDavid Taritero, Visual Effects ProducerRobert Stromberg, Visual Effects DesignerJustin Ball, Visual Effects SupervisorRichard Friedlander, Visual Effects ProducerPaul Graff, Visual Effects SupervisorSteve Kirshoff, Special Effects CoordinatorJ. John Corbett, Lead CompositorBrian Sales, Lead CompositorAh Dee, Lead Compositor

The Borgias • The Poisoned Chalice/The Assassin • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon FilmsBob Munroe, Lead Visual Effects SupervisorDoug Campbell, Visual Effects SupervisorBill Halliday, Visual Effects ProducerJuan Jesus Garcia, Visual Effects Art DirectorLuke Groves, Visual Effects Technical ProducerSeth Martiniuk, Lead Visual Effects CompositorBlair Tennessy, CGI Supervisor

Game Of Thrones • Fire And Blood • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Productions in association with HBO EntertainmentAdam McInnes, Lead Visual Effects SupervisorLucy Ainsworth-Taylor, Lead Visual Effects ProducerAngela Barson, 2nd Lead Visual EffectsSupervisor & Visual Effects SupervisorRaf Morant, CGI SupervisorHenry Badgett, Lead Visual Effects CompositorDamien Mace, Lead Matte ArtistStuart Brisdon, Special Effects SupervisorGraham Hills, Special Effects Supervisor

Stargate Universe • Awakening • Syfy • MGM TelevisionMark David Savela, Visual Effects SupervisorCraig VandenBiggelaar, Digital Effects SupervisorAdam de Bosch Kemper, Lead AnimatorKrista McLean, Digital Effects SupervisorLuke Vallee, Key Visual Effects CompositorErica Henderson, Lead CompositorMichael Lowes, Lead 3D ArtistsWes Sargent, Key 3D ArtistKodie MacKenzie, Key Visual Effects Compositor

The Walking Dead • Days Gone Bye • AMC • AMC ProductionsSam Nicholson, Lead Visual Effects SupervisorJason Sperling, Visual Effects SupervisorKent Johnson, Visual Effects ProducerKristin Johnson, Lead Matte ArtistChristopher Martin, Lead Visual Effects CompositorMichael Enriquez, Lead Model MakerAnthony Ocampo, Lead Visual Effects AnimatorMichael Cook, Lead CGI ArtistGregory Nicotero, Lead Special Effects Artist

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