Thursday, May 12, 2011

Steven Tyler nominated for Daytime Emmy Award

It’s a good thing Steven Tyler is sober these days, cause I’m not sure he’d believe this one in any other condition: the Aerosmith frontman has just picked up a Daytime Emmy Award nomination.

Announced Wednesday, Tyler snagged a nomination in the "Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program" category for his work as the Mad Hatter on the American animated children's television series "Wonder Pets!"

The "Wonder Pets!" episode featuring Tyler, which premiered last October, pays homage to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" as the Wonder Pets try to track down the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts (fellow singer Idina Menzel) and Cheshire Cat (Ziggy Marley) to invite them to a special tea party.

"What a blast! It's something I've wanted to do forever and to get a chance to do this is just another dream come true, another feather in the cap!" Tyler said in a statement about the special.

"Wonder Pets!" follows the adventures of three classroom pets — Linny the Guinea Pig, Ming-Ming Duckling, and Turtle Tuck — who travel around the globe helping to rescue animals who need their help.

Steven Tyler – as Mad Hatter
The Wonder Pets - 2010

See also:

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VIDEO: Steven Tyler on Dateline NBC with Matt Lauer