The result for the Emmy for "Outstanding Animated Program (for one hour or more)", in which Afro Samurai: Resurrection was nominated, was announced early today. The afro-wielding samurai, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, lost to a Cartoon Network film called Destination Imagination (Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends).
It however did win the "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation" award. So it's not like this wonderful show is walking away empty handed.
For those of you who don't know about Afro Samurai: Resurrection, here's a brief summary via ANN:
Late one night, Afro is suddenly attacked by Jinno. However, he is unable to protect himself, and Jinno drags him nearby to his father's grave, where a woman named Sio awaits. She proceeds to take the Number One headband that he possesses, as well as the remains of his dead father's skull. Before leaving, she tells him to seek and obtain the Number Two headband, if he wants the right to take back his father's remains. With that, Afro must once again embark on a path of violence in order to let his father rest in peace once again.
The winner, Destination Imagination, was produced by Cartoon Network Studios. A summary and trailer can be found below.
A toy box appears at the front door of Foster's and Frankie is ordered to take it to the attic. When she looks inside the box, she gets sent to a strange world which has an imaginary friend that does whatever she wants. Frankie decides to stay because she never gets any appreciation for all her hard work. Bloo, Mac, Wilt, Eduardo, and Coco set out to rescue her.
I couldn't find a trailer so here's this (the movie in a nut shell, probably spoiler-rific so watch if you don't mind getting spoiled: