Frasier Crane may have left the building, but Kelsey Grammer is still there collecting trophies for the mantle.
The small-screen vet earned his fifth Emmy Wednesday when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the recipients in three of the categories for the 58th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
This was Grammer's first Emmy win for his non-Frasier work, coming instead for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his portrayal of The Simpsons' evil mastermind Sideshow Bob.
Grammer reprised his role as Bart Simpson's bushy-haired nemesis last season, the show's 17th, in an episode titled "The Italian Bob," revolving around the Simpsons becoming stranded in an Italian village of which a seemingly rehabilitated Sideshow Bob is the mayor.
Of course, The Simpsons is the all-time cartoon champ when it comes to Emmy Awards, having now won 22 statuettes, including eight for Outstanding Animated Program (it's in contention again this year). Grammer is the latest of the voice cast to be honored for their work.
Dan Castellaneta has taken home the Outstanding Voice-Over Performance award three times, in 2004, 1993 and 1992, for lending his pipes to Homer, Krusty the Clown, Barney, Grampa and Itchy, among others.
Hank Azaria, who stretches his vocal talents weekly with an equally impressive list of characters, including Moe, Carl, Chief Wiggum, Apu and Cletus, is also a three-time recipient, taking the Emmy home in 2003, 2001 and 1998.
Marcia Wallace (Mrs. Krabappel), Yeardley Smith (Lisa), Julie Kavner (Marge, Patty, Selma), Jackie Mason (Rabbi Krustofsky) and Nancy Cartwright (Bart) have also been awarded for their work, all Emmy'd along with Castellaneta in 1992, each for a different episode.
Aside from Grammer, the Academy also spilled the beans on two other categories--all of which were chosen by juries from their respective Academy branches instead of being forced to go through the newfangled nomination process and are traditionally announced ahead of the Creative Arts ceremony.
MadTV, Dancing with the Stars and the PBS special Benise: Nights of Fire! were lauded for Costumes for a Variety or Music Program, while the artists and designers behind Classical Baby 2, Robot Chicken, Escape from Cluster Prime and The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy won for Individual Outstanding Achievement in Animation.
The hardware will be doled out during the Creative Arts Emmys telecast, airing on E! on Aug. 19. The 58th Annual Primetime Emmys will take place Aug. 27 on NBC.