Nearly three decades after winning her first Primetime Emmy Award for her work on The Simpsons, voiceover artist Nancy Cartwright has been nominated once again for the fan favorite role of Bart Simpson. On Tuesday, all of the nominees were revealed for this year's Emmys, and among the nods for The Simpsons was a nomination for Cartwright for the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance award. In particular, she gets the honor for her work voicing Bart, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, and Todd Flanders in the season 31 episode "Better Off Ned."
Although Nancy Cartwright still voices America's most mischievous cartoon character flawlessly, winning the Emmy is not a sure thing as she'll be facing stiff competition. This includes The Simpsons co-star Hank Azaria, who is also up for the same award. For his part, Azaria has been nominated for voicing Professor Frink, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl Carlson, Cletus, Kirk Van Houten, and the Sea Captain in the season 31 episode "Frinkcoin." If Azaria gets the honor, it would be his fifth Emmy win for his work on The Simpsons, as he previously won Emmys for his work on the show in 1998, 2001, 2003, and 2015.
Should Cartwright get the win, it would be her second Primetime Emmy Award for voicing Bart Simpson. She picked up her first win for the legendary role in 1992 for the third season episode, "Separate Vocations." She would later be nominated again for her work on The Simpsons in 2017 for the season 20 episode "Looking for Mr. Goodbart," ultimately coming up short against Seth MacFarlane for Family Guy. Additionally, Cartwright has won an Annie Award for voicing Bart Simpson and earned a Daytime Emmy Award for playing the animated naked mole rat Rufus in the Disney Channel series Kim Possible. A star for The Simpsons has also been installed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, further immortalizing the Simpson family.
The other nominees for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance at the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards are Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress for Big Mouth; Leslie Odom Jr. as Owen for Central Park; Wanda Sykes as Gladys for Crank Yankers; and Taika Waititi as IG-11 for The Mandalorian. Additionally, The Simpsons has also been nominated for Outstanding Animated Program for the acclaimed special episode, "Thanksgiving of Horror." The other nominees include Rick and Morty for "The Vat of Acid Episode"; Big Mouth for "Disclosure The Movie: The Musical!"; Bob's Burgers for "Pig Trouble in Little Tina"; and BoJack Horseman for "The View from Halfway Down."
On Twitter, Cartwright celebrated her latest Emmy nomination with an amusing post. The tweet shows Cartwright daydreaming of a new Emmy along with the caption: "I just got nominated for an Emmy! Holy-have-a-cow, man!" Just getting the nomination is a pretty big honor, especially after winning an Emmy for playing the same role nearly three decades prior. Still, she certainly deserves it, so it would be awesome to see the voice of Bart Simpson picking up the win in 2020 as well. From Nancy Cartwright on Twitter, you can take a look at her tweet below.