"The Simpsons" is heading to the Oscars!

"Simpsons" animator David Silverman is up for Best Animated Short for "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare.'" The news was announced during Thursday's Oscars nominations event.

"The Longest Daycare" was attached to prints of "Ice Age: Continental Drift," which hit theaters in July. The four-minute short focuses on Maggie's journey in the Ayn Rand School for Tots, a school shown in the Season 4 Simpsons episode, "A Streetcar Named Marge."

Silverman took to Twitter to react to his Oscars nomination and offer a few "thank you's" to those who worked on "The Longest Daycare."


David Silverman
There's a lot of people I gotta thank -- Academy nom for "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare.'" I can't believe it.

Silverman directed numerous episodes of the "Simpsons" television series as well as "The Simpsons Movie."

Although 2007's "Simpson's Movie" raked in more than $527 million worldwide and was nominated for a Golden Globe, this is the first Academy Awards nomination for the animated series.

Other nominees in the Best Animated Short category include: Minkyu Lee's "Adam and Dog;" PES' "Fresh Guacamole;" Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly's "Head over Heels;" and John Kahrs' "Paperman."

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    "Lincoln"

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    "Amour"

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    "Zero Dark Thirty"

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    "Silver Linings Playbook"

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    "Les Miserables"

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    "Life of Pi"

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    "Django Unchained"

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    "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

  • Best Actor

    Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

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    Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"

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    Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"

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    Denzel Washington, "Flight"

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    Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"

  • Best Actress

    Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

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    Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"

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    Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"

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    Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

  • Best Actress

    Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"

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    Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Notebook"

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Alan Arkin, "Argo"

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"

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    Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Sally Field, "Lincoln"

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Amy Adams, "The Master"

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"

  • Best Director

    Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"

  • Best Director

    David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"

  • Best Director

    Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"

  • Best Director

    Michael Haneke, "Amour"

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    Behn Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

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    "Brave"

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    "Frankenweenie"

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    "ParaNorman"

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    "The Pirates! Band of Misfits"

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    "Wreck-It Ralph"