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Children’s Emmy nominees announced

Nominees for the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will air on June 23, have been revealed. PBS leads the pack with 51 nominations in the Children's categories - Sesame Street alone garnered 16 nods - while Nickelodeon racked up 40 nominations. Read on for a list of nominees in key categories.
May 10, 2012

Nominees for the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will air on June 23, have been revealed. PBS leads the pack with 51 nominations in the Children’s categories – Sesame Street alone garnered 16 nods – while Nickelodeon racked up 40 nominations. Read on for a list of nominees in key categories.

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program
Curious George (PBS)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
Peep & The Big Wide World (PBS)
Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)
Sid the Science Kid (PBS)
SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Children’s Series
Biz Kid$ (PBS)
Born To Explore (ABC)
The Electric Company (PBS)
Everyday Health (Syndicated)
Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild (Syndicated)

Outstanding Children’s Preschool Series
3rd & Bird! (Disney Channel)
Sesame Street (PBS)
Super WHY! (PBS)
The Wonder Pets! (Nickelodeon)
Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Fanboy and Chum Chum (Nickelodeon)
Transformers: Prime (The HUB)

New Approaches – Daytime Children’s
Cyberchase (PBS)
Design Squad (PBS)
Fizzy’s Lunch Lab (PBS)
Noah Comprende (PBS)

Outstanding Performer In A Children’s Series
Dakota Goyo, as Josh – R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour The Series (The HUB)
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, as Abby Cadaby – Sesame Street (PBS)
Kevin Clash, as Elmo – Sesame Street (PBS)
Caroll Spinney, as Big Bird – Sesame Street (PBS)

Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
June Foray, as Mrs. Cauldron – The Garfield Show (Cartoon Network)
James Hong, as Mr. Ping – Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
Jeff Bennett, as Kowalski –  Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)
Rodger Bumpass, as Squidward – SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Directing In A Children’s Series
Design Squad (PBS)
The Electric Company (PBS)
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour The Series (The HUB)
Sesame Street (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction And Composition
Curious George (PBS)
Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)
T.U.F.F. Puppy (Nickelodeon)
The Wonder Pets! (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Writing In Animation
The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
Martha Speaks (PBS)
Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)
WordGirl (PBS)

Visit http://www.daytimeemmys.tv/ for a full list of nominees

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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