The long, agonizing demise of “Futurama” — the way Fox stretched out 4 seasons over nearly 6 years — has had an unexpected bright spot: The show was nominated for a couple of Emmys today, a year after it went off the air. The episode “The Sting,” which was at once funny, scary, and sweet, has been nominated in the category of “Animated Program (less than one hour).” The finale, “The Devil’s Hands are Idle Playthings,” was nominated for Music and Lyrics for the spectacular opera that closed the show.
Astonishingly, my other favorite show, “Dead Like Me,” garnered only a nod for music composition. Sad.
One thing I hate in these awards races is when there are many of my favorites in competition. This year, it’s in Supporting Actress in a Drama, and I hope, please-please-please that it’s a three way tie between Janel Moloney, Stockard Channing, and Tyne Daly, because they’re all fantastic. If I absolutely had to choose, it would be Tyne Daly, but please… don’t make me choose. As for Lead Actress, well, it’s Allison Janney, no contest.