List of awards
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The Simpson family with an Emmy Award.
This is a list of the awards won by the The Simpsons.
 Best International Program or Series
 Best International Comedy Show
- 2005 - Won
- 2004 - Won (Matt Groening was also given a life time achievement award)
- 2002 - Nominated
- 2000 - Won
- Nominated for: 66 Emmys over eight categories (Includes Awards that resulted in a Win)
- Won: 27 Emmys in four categories (As of 2010)
- Outstanding Animated Series: Won 10, Nominated for 20
- Outstanding Voice-Over: Won 14, Nominated for 18
- Outstanding Music and Lyrics: Won 2, Nominated for 9
- Outstanding Music Composition: Won 0, Nominated for 11
- Outstanding Music Direction: Won 0, Nominated for 2
- Outstanding Main Title Theme: Won 0, Nominated for 1
- Outstanding Sound Mixing: Won 0, Nominated for 6
- Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special: Won 0, Nominated for 1
- Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation: Won 1
 Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less)
For the 1990 Emmy Awards, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire was nominated as a separate cartoon because officially it is considered a TV special and not a part of the series. For this list, it is not a part of the overall count of Simpsons emmy nominations.
According to DVD commentary, no episodes were nominated in this category in 1993 and 1994 because the producers had instead submitted episodes into the Outstanding Comedy Series category. However, The Simpsons was not nominated in that category, so in 1995 the producers gave up and went back to submitting episodes in the Animation category.
 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
NOTE - Prior to 2009, this award was given out by a committee, so there were no nominations.
 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics
 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
 Outstanding Music Direction
 Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music
 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special
||"The Call of the Simpsons"
||Brad Brock, Gary Montgomery, Jim Fitzpatrick
||"Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
||Brad Brock, Gary Montgomery, Jim Fitzpatrick, Brad Sherman
||"Treehouse of Horror II"
||Brad Brock, Anthony D'Amico, Peter Cole, Gary Gegan
||"Treehouse of Horror III"
||Brad Brock, R. Russell Smith, Greg Orloff, Anthony D'Amico
||"Bart vs. Australia"
||Ronny Cox, Greg Orloff, R. Russell Smith, Anthony D'Amico
||"Brother from Another Series"
||Ronny Cox, Greg Orloff, R. Russell Smith
 Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special
 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
 Environmental Media Awards
 Genesis Awards
 Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
- 2000 - Given a Star at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. which applies to the Simpsons in person, not the series
 Favourite Cartoon
- 2002 - Won
- Nominated every year between 1996 and 2006
- Won For providing exceptional animation and stinging social satire, both commodities which are in extremely short supply in television today.
 Choice TV Show - Comedy
- Nominated every year between 2000 and 2005
- 2011 - Won
 Choice TV Parental Units
- 2005 - Nominated for Marge and Homer
 Choice Animated TV Show
 Comedy series
- Nominated - J. Stewart Burns, Daniel Chun, Joel H. Cohen, Kevin Curran, John Frink, Tom Gammill, Stephanie Gillis, Dan Greaney, Reid Harrison, Al Jean, Billy Kimball, Tim Long, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Bill Odenkirk, Carolyn Omine, Don Payne, Michael Price, Max Pross, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, Matt Warburton, Jeff Westbrook, Marc Wilmore and William Wright
- Harry Shearer is the only member of the Main Cast to never win an Emmy for Voice Over Performance. Other notable Simpsons regulars who have not won include Pamela Hayden, Maggie Roswell, Tress MacNeille and guest stars Albert Brooks, Jon Lovitz, Joe Mantegna and Phil Hartman.
- The Simpsons, which has been called the best and funniest TV show of the 1990s, has never been nominated for an Emmy in the comedy category. In 1993 and 1994, the producers did try to submit the show in the category (According to DVD commentary, the episodes that were submitted in 1993 were "Mr. Plow" and "A Streetcar Named Marge") with less than encouraging results. It became apparent that the Emmy voters were not ready to accept an animated show into the Outstanding Comedy show category, and the producers gave up. In 2003, the show was surprisingly nominated for a Golden Globe for Outstanding Comedy Series. The producers felt this was long overdue, but the show lost the award to Curb your Enthusiasm.
- The Simpsons has frequently made fun of the Emmys (as well as other major awards such as the Oscars and especially the Grammys). Some examples:
- In "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?", Homer wins the First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence. At the show, Bart and Lisa have the following exchange:
- Lisa: "This award show is the biggest farce I ever saw!"
- Bart: "What about the Emmys?"
- Lisa: "I stand corrected."
- In "The Front", Grampa won an award that looks suspiciously like an Emmy for writing an episode of Itchy & Scratchy (the show is actually called the Annual Cartoon Awards). His competition includes such shows as "Strondar, Master of Vacom": the wedding episode; "Action Figure Man": the how to buy action figure man episode; and "Ren and Stimpy": season premiere (clip not done yet), a knock at the questionable and forgettable competition that The Simpsons faced in the animation category during the early years of the show.
- After winning the Emmy in 2006, James L. Brooks set a new record for most Primetime Emmys won with 19. He has won nine for The Simpsons, five for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, three for Taxi, and two for The Tracey Ullman Show. Of those, sixteen were for producing, and three were for writing (two for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and one for The Tracey Ullman Show).