By Tanner Stransky
Updated May 29, 2009 at 01:55 PM EDT

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane plans to enter his animated comedy in the Emmy’s best comedy category, putting it up against a group that is traditionally all live-action, according to a report in Variety. Although animated comedies like The Simpsons have tried the same thing before, MacFarlane believes this could be the year for animation to break through the glass ceiling. “Wedon’t produce our show the that way SpongeBob does,” MacFarlane told Variety.”We’re much more analogous to traditional sitcoms. Our writers don’tcome from animation; they come from comedies. I hear people all thetime tell me that they love The Office, 30 Rock, and our show. Thenwhy are we not all competing in the same world?”