This morning, the nominations for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced, leading to the usual mix of praise and questioning the nominations. Phineas and Ferb has been honored with two nominations (ones that are, in my opinion, well-deserved).

There are two categories for animated series: Outstanding Animated Program, which is for animated programs 30 minutes or more in length, and Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program, for 15-minute animated shorts. Across the 2nd Dimension was put up for Outstanding Animated Program, but did not receive a nomination (perhaps an even bigger snub than the usual one for Ron Swanson). However, "The Doonkelberry Imperative" received a nomination for Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program. Not surprisingly, since they're pretty much the only other network who does their animation in short form, its competition is a number of Cartoon Network/Adult Swim shows: Adventure Time ("Too Young"), MAD ("Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas/How I Met Your Mummy"), Regular Show ("Eggscellent"), and Robot Chicken ("Fight Club Paradise").

Phineas and Ferb's other nomination is an also well-deserved (at least I think so) nod for Dan Povenmire in the category of Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, for his performance as Dr. Doofenshmirtz in Across the 2nd Dimension. He is nominated alongside Brenda Strong (narration for ABC's Desperate Housewives), Rob Riggle (Noel in ABC's Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice), Maurice LaMarche (various characters on Comedy Central's Futurama), Kristen Wiig (Lola Bunny on Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show), and Hank Azaria (various characters on FOX's The Simpsons).

Congratulations and break a collective leg to the Phineas and Ferb team on their nominations. The winners in these categories will be announced during the Creative Arts ceremony on September 15. A full list of nominees may be found at the Emmy website.

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