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htom
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« on: 07-19-2012 16:23 »

Looks like Futurama got two:

Outstanding Animation Program:
Futurama The Tip Of The Zoidberg
Comedy Central The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance:
Futurama The Silence Of The Clamps
Comedy Central The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot, Morbo
Kornography

Bending Unit
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« Reply #1 on: 07-19-2012 16:56 »

Would've preferred Reincarnation as the OAP, but that's an alright choice. Grats on Maurice once again!
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #2 on: 07-20-2012 03:33 »

Good for Maurice! But yeah, they could have done a lot better than Tip of the Zoidberg. Why in the world wouldn't they submit Reincarnation? It's got the laughs, it has great and unique animation...it's perfectly stand-alone and works for non-fans of the show. I am shocked.

Still, best of luck to all of the sexy Futurama staff!
DotheBartman

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« Reply #3 on: 07-20-2012 05:25 »

The lesson learned years ago by some of the staff from their days on The Simpsons was that weird experimental episodes don't win Emmys..."emotional" ones do. The Simpsons writers got shafted when they submitted the Halloween episode with CGI Homer for the Emmy that year, and then lost to Pinky and the Brain. On the commentary, they say that they really should have submitted the one about Homer's mother instead.

Though I think "Tip of the Zoidberg" is a really great episode, that's probably why it was submitted instead of Reincarnation. Experimental, clever things don't win, tearjerkers do. (I'm not saying tearjerkers aren't often experimental or clever.)

I'm gunning for it. It's one of the best episodes since the show came back. Though, I have to say, South Park got REALLY screwed in this. The "You're Getting Old" episode was, I believe, within the eligibility period and was actually probably the very best animated show to air in that whole time.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #4 on: 07-20-2012 05:45 »

Terrible choice in my opinion.


Though I think "Tip of the Zoidberg" is a really great episode, that's probably why it was submitted instead of Reincarnation. Experimental, clever things don't win, tearjerkers do. (I'm not saying tearjerkers aren't often experimental or clever.)


If that's the case, then it would have made more sense to submit Cold Warriors.

Imy

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« Reply #5 on: 07-20-2012 06:27 »

Yeah, I was definitely expecting Cold Warriors to be submitted. It's got the laughs, it's a little emotional, and it has a crowd-pleasing premise.

Still, Tip of the Zoidberg is alright, but it could very well be beaten this year.
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