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Sesame Street tops at Children’s Emmy Awards

PBS led the field with 13 nods at the Creative Arts portion of the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, which were held this past Saturday in Los Angeles.
June 19, 2012

PBS led the field with 13 nods at the Creative Arts portion of the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, which were held this past Saturday in Los Angeles.

Following closely behind PBS, Nickelodeon garnered 10 awards while The Hub picked up two, and Cartoon Network and Disney Channel each potted one award.

Sesame Street’s five Emmys included wins for outstanding preschool children’s series, multicam editing, live-action sound editing and direction and writing for a children’s series.

Nickelodeon’s Kung Fu Panda snatched up four animation awards while Penguins of Madagascar¬†won for outstanding directing in an animated program and best original song.

In addition, 94-year-old actress June Foray earned Cartoon Network’s Emmy for outstanding performer in an animated program, as The Garfield Show‘s Mrs. Cauldron.

Read on for a list of some of the key winners in kids categories. Additional Daytime Emmys will be announced on June 23 in Los Angeles.

Outstanding Children’s Series

The Electric Company (PBS)
and
Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild (Syndicated)

Outstanding Children’s Preschool Series

Sesame Street (PBS)

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program

Transformers: Prime (The HUB)

New Approaches – Daytime Children’s

Design Squad (PBS)

Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
June Foray, as Mrs. Cauldron – The Garfield Show (Cartoon Network)

Outstanding Directing In A Children’s Series

Sesame Street (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction And Composition

The Wonder Pets! (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Writing In Animation

WordGirl (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling

The Fresh Beat Band (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Directing In An Animated Program

Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

Joel Fajnor, Art Director, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)

Ernie Gilbert, Character Designer, T.U.F.F. Puppy (Nickelodeon)

Christophe Vacher, Supervising Color Designer, Transformers Prime (The Hub)

Visit www.emmyonline.org for the complete list of winners.

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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