Today, the nominations for the 54th Annual Emmy Awards were published and ... Futurama is listed for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)!
More precisely, the episode "Roswell That Ends Well" got nominated together with "As Told By Ginger - Lunatic Lake", King Of The Hill - "Bobby Goes Nuts" (yeah, right ...), "The Simpsons - She Of Little Faith" and "South Park - Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants" (gets the patriotic bonus I suppose ...)
Well, seeing how great just that Futurama episode was both written and animated, we sure can hope. It seems like this also was the first episode in which Roughdraft experimented with motion blurring in fast scenes and it came out pretty nice without being disturbing (eg, it was only noticeable when looking a second time, which is good).
Maybe FOX gets a clue through this?
Futurama Emmy history:
- "A Big Piece of Garbage" nominated for Outstanding Animated Program in 1999.
- Bari Kumar won the juried Individual Achievement in Animation 2000 Award (A Bicyclops Built for Two)
- "Amazon Women in the Mood" nominated for the 2001 Animated Program (Less Than One Hour)
- "Parasites Lost" storyboard artist Rodney Clouden won the 2001 Emmy award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation