So Family Guy didn't win the Emmy.
For the creators of Family Guy, the first animated series to be nominated for a best comedy series Emmy since The Flintstones in1961, the nomination will have to be enough.
NBC’s 30 Rock won the category for the third year in a row ...
Wow. You could knock me over with a feather.
I'm one guy that advocates and applauds "animated" categories at these increasingly irrelevant award ceremonies. Let's go ahead and "ghettoize" animation.
Because if you don't create a category for toonage, the creative community working in live action ... which now and forever dominates the television and motion picture academies ... will make damn share that animated features and television shows never win any awards beyond "best song" and "best score".
Whether you think Family Guy was legitimately the best comedy show or not, live-actioners would rather jam knitting needles in their eyes and shred their tongues than vote for an animated anything.
So special animated categories, bring them on. If animation people want one of them little gold statues, they better hope the academies have those special slots, because that's the only way they will ever get one.