The Television Academy announced 138 nominees across 40 categories in the 66th annual Emmy Awards. Among those, animated programs and voice actors will be honoured for their outstanding achievements in production and performance.

The announcements were made last month by comedian Mindy Kaling and television host Carson Daly at the headquarters of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in LA’s North Hollywood.

There’s a mix of networks represented in the Outstanding Animated Program category while only programs on the Cartoon Network and Disney Channel are up for Outstanding Short-Format Animation. Voice actors for FOX animated programs lead the way in Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.

The Emmy nominees for animation include:

Outstanding Animated Program

  • Archer: Archer Vice: The Rules Of Extraction, FX Networks
  • Bob’s Burgers: Mazel Tina, FOX
  • Futurama: Meanwhile, Comedy Central
  • South Park: Black Friday; Comedy Central
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project, Nickelodeon

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program

  • Adventure Time, Cartoon Network
  • Disney Mickey Mouse, Disney Channel
  • Disney Phineas and Ferb, Disney Channel
  • Regular Show, Cartoon Network
  • Robot Chicken, Cartoon Network

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

  • Chris Diamantapolous as Mickey Mouse, Disney Mickey Mouse, Disney Channel
  • Stephen Full as Stan, Dog With A Blog, Disney Channel
  • Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Family Guy, FOX
  • Maurice LaMarche as Calculon and Morbo,  Futurama, FOX
  • Seth Green as Various characters, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise, Cartoon Network
  • Harry Shearer as Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Younger Burns, Smithers, The Simpsons, FOX

Dog with a Blog is also up for  Outstanding Children’s Program and The Simpsons’ Mark Linden and Tara A. Paul, Re-Recording Mixers, get a nod for Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half Hour) and Animation.

The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by late night talk star, Seth Myers, and will be televised live on NBC from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. It takes place on August 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm (ET) and 5: 00 pm (PT).

For a list of all categories and nominees, visit: http://www.emmys.com/

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