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PBS and Nickelodeon lead children’s Daytime Emmy nominations

PBS was tops in the Daytime Emmy children's categories with 44 nominations buoyed by Sesame Street's 17 nods, while Nickelodeon followed closely behind with 36 nominations. Interestingly, of Cartoon Network's 11 nominations, seven were for the recently cancelled Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Read on for a list of nominees in key categories.
May 2, 2013

Nominees for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will airĀ  on June 16, have been revealed. PBS was tops in the children’s categories with 44 nominations buoyed by Sesame Street’s 17 nods, while Nickelodeon followed closely behind with 36 nominations. The Hub picked up 17 nods, its most ever, while Disney Channel and Disney XD combined garnered 11 nominations. Interestingly, of Cartoon Network’s 11 nominations, seven are for the recently cancelled Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a series which had never previously been nominated. In addition, Sprout picked up two nominations, including an outstanding preschool animated program nod for Justin Time. Read on for a list of nominees in key categories.

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)
Robot and Monster (Nickelodeon)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)
WordGirl (PBS)

Outstanding Children’s Series
The Aquabats! Super Show! (The HUB)
Everyday Health (Syndicated)
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour The Series (The HUB)
SciGirls (PBS)

Outstanding Children’s Preschool Animated Series
Bubble Guppies (Nickelodeon)
Dinosaur Train (PBS)
Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Disney Channel)
Justin Time (Sprout)

Outstanding Children’s Preschool Series
The Fresh Beat Band (Nickelodeon)
Pajanimals (NBC)
Sesame Street (PBS)

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)
Dan Vs. (The HUB)

Outstanding Performer In A Children’s Series
Joey Mazzarino, as Papa Bear, Murray Monster, Blogg and AM Carson Daly – Sesame Street (PBS)
David Rudman, as Cookie Monster and Two-Headed Monster – Sesame Street (PBS)
Kevin Clash, as Elmo – Sesame Street (PBS)
Jeff Corwin, as Host – Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (Syndicated)

Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
Curtis Armstrong, as Dan – Dan Vs. (The Hub)
Jim Cummings, as Honda Onaka – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
David Tennant, as Huyang – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
Lee Tockar, as Pronto – Slugterra (Disney XD)
Jerry Trainor, as Dudley Puppy – T.U.F.F. Puppy (Nickelodeon)
Sam Witwer, as Darth Maul – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)

Outstanding Directing In An Animated Program
Dan Vs. (The HUB)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)
Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)

Outstanding Original Song – Children and Animation
“3rd and Bird” 3rd & Bird! (Disney Channel)
Belly Breathe” – Sesame Street (PBS)
Elmo the Musical Theme” – Sesame Street (PBS)
“Forgiveness Song” – Robot and Monster (Nickelodeon)
If You’re a Guy” – Littlest Pet Shop (The Hub)
Queen of Nacho Pichu” – Sesame Street (PBS)

Outstanding Writing In a Children’s Series
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour The Series (The HUB)
Sesame Street (PBS)
Wild Kratts (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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