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Who’s up for a 2019 Children’s Emmy?

With 47 nominations, Netflix leads the pack, with Disney and Amazon trailing behind.
March 21, 2019

For the third consecutive year, Netflix leads the Emmy nomination pack, with 47 Daytime Emmy Award noms in the preschool, family and children’s categories.

Perennial kids classic Sesame Street, meanwhile, garnered the most nominations for a kids and family show with nine, followed closely by Sinking Ship Entertainment’s Dino Dana, which racked up eight nods. Combined with seven nominations for Odd Squad (co-produced with Fred Rogers Productions), the Toronto-based producer leads in series recognition for a Canadian children’s production company. Pittsburgh-based Fred Rogers Productions was also nominated for three awards for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and five for Peg + Cat.

Disney, meanwhile, received the second-most nominations with 28, two more than its 2018 total. Amazon came third, but its 18 children’s nods is a significant drop from the 30 nominations it received last year.

Netflix’s series that brought in the most nominations include BBC co-pro Watership Down (pictured) with six noms, live-action sketch comedy The Who Was? Show (five); animated adventure-comedy Silvergate Media’s Hilda, Jib Jab Studio’s animated Ask the Storybots and DreamWorks Animation TV’s Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters (four each); and holiday special Angela’s Christmas (three).

The 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place on May 5 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Gala will be held on May 3 at the same location.

Below is a list of nominees in key kids categories, while the complete nomination list is available on the Emmy’s website.

Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series

Dino Dana (Amazon)

The Big Fun Crafty Show (Universal Kids)

Sesame Street (HBO)

Snug’s House (Universal Kids)

Miss Persona (YouTube)

Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series

American Ninja Warrior Junior (Universal Kids)

The Who Was? Show (Netflix)

Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes (The CW)

Odd Squad (PBS)

Top Chef Junior (Universal Kids)

Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series

Esme & Roy (HBO Family)

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (PBS)

Ask the Storybots (Netflix)

Muppet Babies (Disney Junior)

Tumble Leaf (Amazon)

Outstanding Children’s Animated Series

Welcome to the Wayne (Nickelodeon)

The Loud House (Nickelodeon)

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)

Hilda (Netflix)

Disney Mickey Mouse (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program

DuckTales: The Shadow War (Disney Channel)

Watership Down (Netflix)

Crow: The Legend (Baobab Studios)

PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups (Nickelodeon)

Tumble Leaf Halloween Special (Amazon)

Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Series

Disney Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (PBS)

Peg+Cat (PBS)

Ask the StoryBots (Netflix)

Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior)

Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program

Hilda (Netflix)

Angela’s Christmas (Netflix)

Wild Kratts (PBS)

Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing in a Children’s, Preschool Children’s, Family Viewing

Odd Squad: World Turned Odd (PBS)

Sesame Street (HBO)

The Who Was? Show (Netflix)

Odd Squad (PBS)

Dino Dana (Amazon)

Outstanding Short Format Children’s Program

Sesame Street (HBO)

Nick Jr Block Party: Quest for the Golden Cube (Nickelodeon)

Nick Jr Color Song: RED (Nickelodeon)

Canticos (Nickelodeon)

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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