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Social issue shows win big at Daytime Emmys

Shows like The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special and Girl's Voices Now picked up some hardware, but Netflix scored the most wins in the kids categories.
July 19, 2021

Kid shows focused on social issues were the big winners at this weekend’s live-streamed events for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Sesame Workshop’s The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special (pictured), about standing up to racism, won two awards, including Outstanding Preschool, Children’s or Family Viewing Program. Lupita Nyong’o won an acting award for Netflix’s Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, and Here TV’s Girl’s Voices Now took home the Outstanding Short Form Children’s Program trophy. PBS KIDS Talk About won for Outstanding Educational and Informational Series, and Apple TV+’s eco-focused Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth picked up the award for Outstanding Special Class Daytime Animated Program.

Netflix, which received 56 nominations for its kids programming, walked away with 12 trophies, the most of any broadcaster or platform in the kids space. The SVOD’s animated series Go! Go! Cory Carson was one of the most awarded shows, winning three times, while Hilda won twice.

The streamer’s live-action shows also did well, with Sophie Grace from The Baby-Sitters Club winning Outstanding Younger Performer in a Children’s Program, and Jace Chapman winning the Outstanding Principal Performance in A Children’s Program award for The Healing Powers of Dude. 

Hulu’s Animaniacs took home four trophies—the most wins for any single show—including Outstanding Voice Directing for a Daytime Animated Series and Outstanding Original Song for a Preschool, Children’s or Animated Program.

Below is a list of winners in key categories. A complete list can be found on the Emmy’s website.

Outstanding Preschool, Children’s or Family Viewing Program 

The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special (HBO Max)

Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series 

The Adventures of Paddington (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Children’s Animated Series 

Hilda (Netflix)

Outstanding Special Class Daytime Animated Program 

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Educational and Informational Series 

PBS KIDS Talk About (PBS)

Outstanding Short Form Children’s Program 

Girls’ Voices Now (Here TV)

Outstanding Principal Performance in a Children’s Program 

Jace Chapman, as Noah in The Healing Powers of Dude (Netflix)

Outstanding Limited Performance in a Children’s Program

Lupita Nyong’o, as the Storyteller in Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Netflix)

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Children’s Program 

Sophie Grace, as Kristy Thomas in The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)

Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program 

Mark Hamill, as Vuli in Elena of Avalor (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Performer in a Daytime Animated Program 

Parker Simmons as as Mao Mao, King Snugglemagne, Slim Pigguns, Guard in Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart (Cartoon Network)

Outstanding Writing Team for a Preschool Animated Program 

The Adventures of Paddington (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Animated Program 

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe (Disney+)

Outstanding Writing Team for a Preschool, Children’s or Family Viewing Program 

The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special (HBO Max)

Outstanding Directing Team for a Preschool Animated Program

Go! Go! Cory Carson (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Animated Program 

Baba Yaga (Baobab Studios)

Outstanding Directing Team for a Preschool, Children’s or Family Viewing Program 

Sesame Street (HBO)

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