“BoJack Horseman” has been around since 2014, but it didn’t get its first Emmy nomination for Best Animated Program until this year for the season five episode “Free Churro.” Are Emmy voters just not that into it? Maybe not before, but sometimes the hardest part at these awards is just getting the nomination. Now that it’s in most of the Expert journalists we’ve surveyed for their predictions are betting on it to win.
As of this writing four out of the six Experts who have given us their forecasts in Creative Arts Emmy races are betting on “BoJack” to win this literal horse race: Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Robert Rorke (New York Post), Ben Travers (IndieWire) and Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby). Meanwhile, Eric Deggans (NPR) is predicting fellow first-time nominee “Big Mouth” and Chris Harnick (E!) thinks perennial nominee “Bob’s Burgers” will win for the third time after victories in 2014 and 2017.
So why do so many think that “BoJack” will win when it has never even been nominated in this category before? Maybe because that’s exactly what happened last year. Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty” didn’t get the time of day from Emmy voters until 2018 when the show got its first and only Animated Program nomination for the season three episode “Pickle Rick.” Then it won.
This would also be a milestone moment for the ever-expanding Netflix, whose nominations for “BoJack” and “Big Mouth” are its first ever Primetime Emmy bids for Best Animated Program. So this would be yet another feather in the cap of the streaming service that has already won Emmys for dramas, comedies, movies, miniseries, reality shows, and documentaries. Do you agree with our Experts that it will prevail on its first try? We recently chatted with series creator and writer Raphael Bob-Waksberg. Watch that interview below, and make your own Emmy predictions here in our predictions center.
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