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Children’s Emmy Award noms make history at the KidScreen Summit

For the first time in their 34-year history, nominees for the Children's Emmy Awards were honored at a separate ceremony hosted at our very own KidScreen Summit being held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers New York City last night.
February 8, 2007

For the first time in their 34-year history, nominees for the Children’s Emmy Awards were honored at a separate ceremony hosted at our very own KidScreen Summit being held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers New York City last night. John Tartaglia, creator of Disney Playhouse’s live action/puppet series Johnny and the Sprites, got some help from his chirpy Sprites while announcing the finalists competing in 12 award categories designated by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Also one for the history books, the Academy unveiled a new best of category for Broadband Children’s last night.

The elated nominees will have to hold tight until the June 15 Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, but in the meantime here’s the list of shows that got the nod. You can also find a detailed breakdown at emmyonline.org. Congrats to all!

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program

ARTHUR (PBS)

CURIOUS GEORGE (PBS)

PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD (Discovery Kids)

TIME WARP TRIO (NBC)

TODDWORLD (Discovery Kids)

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series

HI-5 (Discovery Kids)

HIP HOP HARRY (Discovery Kids)

IT’S A BIG BIG WORLD (PBS)

PAZ (Discovery Kids)

SESAME STREET (PBS)

Outstanding Children’s Series

ASSIGNMENT DISCOVERY (Discovery)

ENDURANCE: HIGH SIERRAS (Discovery Kids)

READING RAINBOW (PBS)

STRANGE DAYS AT BLAKE HOLSEY HIGH (Discovery Kids)

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program

THE BATMAN (KIDS WB!)

BIGFOOT PRESENTS: METEOR AND THE MIGHTY MONSTER TRUCKS * (Discovery Kids)

GROWING UP CREEPIE (Discovery Kids)

TUTENSTEIN (Discovery Kids)

Broadband-Children’s

CYBERCHASE (PBS)

GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY AND MANDY (Cartoonnetwork.com) SCOOBY-DOO: HAUNTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Warnerbros.com)

Outstanding Directing In A Children’s Series

IT’S A BIG BIG WORLD (PBS)

LAZY TOWN (NICKELODEON)

SESAME STREET (PBS)

Original Song-Children’s/Animated

BARBIE IN THE 12 DANCING PRINCESSES (Nickelodeon)

Song Title: Shine

BETWEEN THE LIONS (PBS)

Song Title: Q Without UBRATZ (Fox)

Song Title: So Good

FETCH! WITH RUFF RUFFMAN (PBS)

Song Title: FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman Theme Song

TODDWORLD (DSC KIDS)

Song Title: Take A Look Inside

Outstanding Performer In A Children’s Series

READING RAINBOW (PBS)

Levar Burton, As Levar Burton

SESAME STREET (PBS)

Caroll Spinney, As Oscar the Grouch

SESAME STREET (PBS)

Kevin Clash, As Elmo

Outstanding Performer In A Children/Youth/Family Special

CHRISTMAS AND THE CIVIL WAR (Discovery)

Kera O’Bryon, As Louisa May Alcott

LIFE OF THE PARTY (Life)

Eion Bailey, As Michael Elgin

SAVING A SPECIES: THE GREAT PENGUIN RESCUE (Discovery Kids)

Elijah Wood, As host

Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program

DISNEY’S THE EMPEROR’S NEW SCHOOL (Disney)

Eartha Kitt, As Yzma

FETCH! WITH RUFF RUFFMAN (PBS)

Jim Conroy, As Ruff Ruffman

JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS (PBS)

Maile Flanagan, As Piggley Winks

JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS (PBS)

Russi Taylot, As Ferny

THE WONDER PETS (Nickelodeon)

Danica Lee, As Ming-Ming Duckling

Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special

A YEAR ON EARTH (Discovery Kids)

THE GREAT POLAR BEAR ADVENTURE (Discovery Kids)

SAVING A SPECIES: THE GREAT PENGUIN RESCUE (Discovery Kids)

Outstanding Writing In A Children’s Series

READING RAINBOW (PBS)

SESAME STREET (PBS)

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