"The Simpsons" is heading to the Oscars!
"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."
Silverman directed numerous episodes of the "Simpsons" television series as well as "The Simpsons Movie."
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."