“Futurama” episode winner of Primetime Emmy Award

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The Late Philip J. Fry,” an episode of Comedy Central’s “Futurama,” won a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program on Saturday Night.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded the 2010-11 Creative Arts Primetime Emmys for programs and individual achievements at the 63rd Emmy Awards presentation at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

Another Futurama episode, Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences, gained Maurice LaMarche an Outstanding Voice-Over Performance award for his dual role as Lrrr and Orson Welles.

For Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program, the winner was the ABC special Disney Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa.

A Child’s Garden of Poetry, an animated special on HBO, was named Outstanding Children’s Program.

Emmy Awards were also handed out for the seven winners in the category of Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. Those winners had been announced Wednesday.

Emmys in 25 other categories will be presented at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, September 18 over the FOX Television Network at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE.

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