Last year, Futurama won the Emmy in its main category even after FOX forced the production to discontinue. Now, the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations are in and Futurama again conquered one of the precious 5 slots allotted to the creative arts category of "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)". The competition looks as follows:
Futurama enters the race with the episode "Jurassic Bark" which stirred up quite some discussion and dissent among fans. The day after it aired we got a lot of hits from search terms like "Futurama Dog" as people who previously didn't get invovled into nerdy internet discussions joined in. Even by today, this episode is the most reviewed one on this site.
- As Told By Ginger - And She Was Gone
- Kim Possible - Crush
- The Simpsons - Three Gays Of The Condo
- SpongeBob SquarePants - New Student Starfish/Clams
The winner of this year will be announced on September 13th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Last year, E! aired a 2 hour special. I don't yet know if they will do so again.
Ironically, FOX's strategy of death by installments makes Futurama eligible for another Emmy nomination next year.