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Disney & HBO score most Children’s Daytime Emmys

Sesame Street and its 50th anniversary special picked up a total of 10 awards, while Disney's Elena of Avalor and Tangled picked up three each.
July 27, 2020

Going into last night’s Daytime Emmy Awards, Disney had the most opportunity to take home a trophy, with 48 nominations for Disney Channel and Disney Junior. But with 10 wins, it was HBO that ended up with the most awards for kids programming overall, thanks to Sesame Street and one-off special Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

These two shows collectively won 10 trophies in the children’s/animated, program non-drama, craft non-drama and performer non-drama categories. Sesame Street also picked up the prestigious award for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series, which it also won last year.

Apple TV+ bested all other contenders in the Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series category, with its first-ever win for Ghostwriter, produced by Sesame Workshop and Sinking Ship Entertainment.

And the House of Mouse still did very well. Disney Channel won five awards and Disney Junior won four, for a total of nine wins across the children’s/animated categories. The big Disney winners were Elena of Avalor (pictured) and Tangled, which won three trophies each, including both Outstanding Writing titles.

Here are this year’s winners in a number of key kids categories; the rest of the winners can be viewed on the Emmys website:

Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series
Sesame Street (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series
Ghostwriter (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Short Format Children’s Program
Seasme Street in Communities: Meet Salia (YouTube.com)

Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series
Ask the StoryBots (Netflix)

Outstanding Children’s Animated Series
The Dragon Prince (Netflix)

Outstanding Special Class Special
Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration (HBO)

About The Author
Alexandra Whyte is Kidscreen's News & Social Media Editor. Contact her at awhyte@brunico.com

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