Close to a year after the last fresh Futurama episode aired on FOX and even longer since it's been in production, Futurama nets two prime time Emmy nominations!
The first goes to "The Sting" by Patric Verrone. His contenders in the category of "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less than One Hour)" are:
- "Samurai Jack: The Birth of Evil" Cartoon Network
- "The Simpsons: The Way We Weren't" Fox
- "South Park: Christmas in Canada" Comedy Central
- "SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob BC" Nickelodeon
Last year The Simpsons won this one over Futurama's "Jurassic Bark".
The second award nomination for Futurama was probably no surprise: Ken Keeler's work for Futurama's final episode "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings" will be up against music from "The Fairly Odd Parents", "Sesame Street", "Until The Violence Stops" and yet again the Simpsons with "The President Wore Pearls".
Results should be in on Sunday, September 12th.