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PBS tops, but Netflix gains ground at Daytime Emmys

While PBS took home the most kids category wins once again at the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards with 15, streaming video platforms Netflix and Amazon are heating up the competition with a combined 11 wins.
May 2, 2016

With seven wins (three more than last year) in the children’s categories at the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, streaming giant Netflix continues to close the gap with perennial broadcasting powerhouse PBS, whose haul of 15 Emmys led the field, but was two shy of last year’s mark.

Netflix also surpassed Nickelodeon, whose statuette total fell to three after scoring six in 2015.

PBS’s Odd Squad (pictured), co-produced by The Fred Rogers Company and Toronto-based Sinking Ship Entertainment, led for multiple wins by a series, landing four Emmys at Friday night’s ceremony in L.A. It took home the awards for Outstanding Writing and Directing in a Children’s or Preschool Series, plus Best Costume Design/Styling and Outstanding Hairstyling.

Meanwhile, enduring PBS winner Sesame Street and Amazon’s stop-motion series Tumble Leaf (Bix Pix Entertainment) matched win totals again with three each after both taking five Emmys last year. Wins for Tumble Leaf included Outstanding Preschool Animated Program and Directing in an Animated Program. Among Sesame Street‘s nods were Outstanding Preschool Series and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Live-Action Series.

For Netflix, Emmys included wins for a trio of DreamWorks Animation Television-produced series—The Adventures of Puss In Boots (Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special), Dinotrux (Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation) and All Hail King Julien (Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program).

Amazon’s additional win was picked up by Niko and the Sword of Light (Titmouse) for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program.

As for the other big kids award of the night, syndicated series Sea Rescue scored the nod for Outstanding Children’s Series. The live-action series is executive produced by Bryan Curb, David Doyle, Scott Helmstedter, Dave Morgan and Eric Rollman.

Other notable winners included Jill Bennett, who won Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for her work as Mayor Luskey in Discovery Family Channel’s Transformers Rescue Bots; Nickelodeon’s Peter Rabbit (Outstanding Special Class Animated Program) and PBS series Peg + Cat from 9 Story Media Group and The Fred Rogers Company (Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program).

The full list of winners can be found here.

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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