Last weekend the Annie Awards - an annual competition for animated shows and movies - announced the winners. This year's host was Billy West, known for his voice overs for Fry, Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Zapp and others. Futurama was nominated in three categories this year, but now ... the results:
- Cat. #8: Outstanding achievement in a primetime or late night animated TV production
winner: The Simpsons (Gracie Films + 20th century FOX)
competitors: Futurama, Invader Zim, Fairly OddParents, Time Squad
- Cat. #20: Outstanding individual achievement for writing in an animated TV Production
winner: Ron Weiner- Futurama "Luck of the Fryrish"
competitors: Paul Dini (Batman Beyond "Out of the Past"), Al Jean (The Simpsons "Homr"), Garland Testa (King of the Hill "Chasing Bobby"), William Waldner (Captain Sturdy "Back in Action")
- Cat. #25: Outstanding individual achievement for voice acting by a male performer in an animated TV production
winner: John DiMaggio - As the voice of Bender in Futurama "Bendless Love"
competitors: Richard Horvitz (Zim in Invader Zim), Kevin Conroy (Bruce Wayne in Batman Beyond "Out of the Past"), Tom Kenny (Sponge Bob in Sponge Bob Square Pants "Wormy"), David Ogden Stiers (Mr. Jolly in Disney's Teacher's Pet "Pet Project")