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NATAS ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR FIRST ANNUAL CHILDREN’S & FAMILY EMMYS

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominations for the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy® Awards, which will be presented on Saturday, December 10 (Creative Arts) and Sunday, December 11 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The Children’s & Family awards are the first standalone expansion of the Emmy Award competition since 1979, and mark the successful culmination of  the first full year of the realignment between NATAS and the Television Academy.

Children’s & Family content represents the fastest-growing genre that NATAS awards, with a 23% increase in related programming the past two years.  With nearly 3,000 submissions, the competition is now the largest that NATAS oversees.

“Putting a spotlight on children’s & family programming after years of unparalleled growth in content quality and quantity in this space is an exciting moment for the television industry,” said Adam Sharp, President and CEO, NATAS.  “These programs entertain, inform and educate family members of all ages, and NATAS is proud to mark this milestone event and give these creators the stage they deserve.”

Information on categories to be presented at Saturday’s Children’s & Family Creative Arts ceremony and Sunday’s Children’s & Family ceremony can be found at http://theemmys.tv/cafe/ceremony-2022.



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OUTSTANDING PRESCHOOL SERIES

HelpstersApple TV+
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Game EditionHBO Max
Sesame StreetHBO Max
Tab TimeYouTube Originals
Waffles + MochiNetflix

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S OR FAMILY VIEWING SERIES

The AstronautsNickelodeon
The Baby-Sitters ClubNetflix
Fraggle Rock: Back to the RockApple TV+
Raising DionNetflix
Secrets of Sulphur SpringsDisney Channel

OUTSTANDING YOUNG TEEN SERIES

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.Disney+
First DayHulu
HeartstopperNetflix
High School Musical: The Musical – The SeriesDisney+
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+

OUTSTANDING FICTION SPECIAL

Better Nate Than EverDisney+
Muppets Haunted MansionDisney+
See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street SpecialHBO Max
SneakerellaDisney+
SpinDisney Channel
Waffles + Mochi’s Holiday FeastNetflix

OUTSTANDING NON-FICTION PROGRAM

Hi I’m SevyMagnolia Network
Kids Baking ChampionshipFood Network
Nick NewsNickelodeon
Sesame Street in Communities Talking About RaceYouTube.com
Who Are You, Charlie Brown?Apple TV+

OUTSTANDING PRESCHOOL ANIMATED SERIES

Ada Twist, ScientistNetflix
Molly of DenaliPBS
Octonauts: Above & BeyondNetflix
Santiago of the SeasNickelodeon
Xavier Riddle and the Secret MuseumPBS

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED SERIES

City of GhostsNetflix
The Cuphead Show!Netflix
The Proud Family: Louder and ProuderDisney+
Star Trek: ProdigyParamount+
A Tale Dark & GrimmNetflix

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS ANIMATED PROGRAM

El DeafoApple TV+
Hilda and the Mountain KingNetflix
Hotel Transylvania: TransformaniaAmazon Prime Video
Maya and the ThreeNetflix
Trollhunters: Rise of the TitansNetflix

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM PROGRAM

Ciao AlbertoDisney+
Little BirdVimeo
Rhymes through TimesNoggin
Sesame Street in Communities –
Explaining Race | #ComingTogether
YouTube.com
We the PeopleNetflix

OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Cat BurglarNetflix
In Space with MarkiplierYouTube Originals
Madrid NoirOculus TV
NamooBaobab Studios
Paper BirdsOculus TV

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

CHOOSE KINDNESS CampaignABC
Dragons: The Nine RealmsHulu and Peacock
Jurassic World: Camp CretaceousNetflix
Maya and the ThreeNetflix
My Squishy Little DumplingsNickelodeon
PBS KIDS “You Taught Me” Brand CampaignPBS

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PRESCHOOL, CHILDREN’S OR YOUNG TEEN PROGRAM

Kit Connor as Nick Nelson
Heartstopper
Netflix
Loretta Devine as M’Dear
Family Reunion
Netflix
Mark Feuerstein as Watson Brewer
The Baby-Sitters Club
Netflix
Joe Locke as Charlie Spring
Heartstopper
Netflix
Alicia Silverstone as Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer
The Baby-Sitters Club
Netflix
Rueby Wood as Nate
Better Nate Than Ever
Disney+

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A PRESCHOOL, CHILDREN’S OR YOUNG TEEN PROGRAM

Adeel Akhtar as Aditya Singh
Sweet Tooth
Netflix
Nonso Anozie as Tommy Jepperd
Sweet Tooth
Netflix
Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent
Heartstopper
Netflix
William Gao as Tao Xu
Heartstopper
Netflix
Lisa Kudrow as Aunt Heidi
Better Nate Than Ever
Disney+

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER PERFORMER IN A PRESCHOOL, CHILDREN’S OR YOUNG TEEN PROGRAM

Malia Baker as Mary Anne Spier
The Baby-Sitters Club
Netflix
Quinn Copeland as Izzy
Punky Brewster
Peacock
Sammi Haney as Esperanza
Raising Dion
Netflix
Momona Tamada as Claudia Kishi
The Baby-Sitters Club
Netflix
Ja’Siah Young as Dion Warren
Raising Dion
Netflix

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMANCE IN PRESCHOOL, CHILDREN’S OR YOUNG TEEN PROGRAM

Olivia Colman as Sarah Nelson
Heartstopper
Netflix
Chris Diamontopoulos as Owen Quinn
Ghostwriter
Apple TV+
Sharon Lawrence as Susan
Punky Brewster
Peacock
Randall Park as Dr. Choi
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.
Disney+
Gina Rodriguez as Grown-Up Elena
Diary of a Future President
Disney+

OUTSTANDING VOICE PERFORMANCE IN A PRESCHOOL ANIMATED PROGRAM

David Errigo Jr. as Dudley
Ridley Jones
Netflix
Eden Espinosa as The Queen of Hearts
Alice’s Wonderland Bakery
Disney Junior
Michael Luwoye as Wavey Jones
Baby Shark’s Big Show!
Nickelodeon
Daniel Ross as Donald Duck
Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas
Disney Junior
Sherri Shepherd as Queen Fastine
Blaze and the Monster Machines
Nickelodeon

OUTSTANDING VOICE PERFORMANCE IN AN ANIMATED PROGRAM

Eric Bauza as Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, Daffy Duck, Tweety
Looney Tunes Cartoons
HBO Max
Grey Delisle as Lola, Lana, Lily, Meryl, Cheryl, Scoots, Mopes & Mrs. Bernardo
The Loud House
Nickelodeon
Mark Hamill as Skeletor
Masters of the Universe: Revelation
Netflix
Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon
Frank Welker as Himself, Fred and Scooby
Scooby-Doo And Guess Who?
Boomerang I HBO Max

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER VOICE PERFORMER IN AN ANIMATED OR PRESCHOOL ANIMATED PROGRAM

Asher Bishop as Lincoln Loud
The Loud House
Nickelodeon
Tucker Chandler as Alex
Madagascar: A Little Wild
Hulu and Peacock
Kyrie McAlpin as Emma
Doug Unplugs
Apple TV+
Amir O’Neil as Marty
Madagascar: A Little Wild
Hulu and Peacock
Andy Walken as Young Durpleton
Centaurworld
Netflix

OUTSTANDING HOST

Tabitha Brown
Tab Time
YouTube Originals
Recker Eans, Dylan Gilmer, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Olivia Perez
The Kids Tonight Show
Peacock
Dame Helen Mirren
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses
Cartoon Network I TBS
Jack McBrayer
Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show
Apple TV+
Coyote Peterson
Coyote Peterson’s Wild Field Trip
YouTube Originals

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIVE ACTION PRESCHOOL OR CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

The Baby-Sitters ClubNetflix
See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street SpecialHBO Max
Sesame StreetHBO Max
Waffles + MochiNetflix
Who Are You, Charlie Brown?Apple TV+

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A YOUNG TEEN PROGRAM

Better Nate Than EverDisney+
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.Disney+
HeartstopperNetflix
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+
Sweet ToothNetflix

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A PRESCHOOL ANIMATED PROGRAM

Ada Twist, ScientistNetflix
Alma’s WayPBS
Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodPBS
Molly of DenaliPBS
Muppet BabiesDisney Junior

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR AN ANIMATED PROGRAM

AmphibiaDisney Channel
City of GhostsNetflix
Dug DaysDisney+
Karma’s WorldNetflix
Maya and the ThreeNetflix

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A SINGLE CAMERA PROGRAM

The Baby-Sitters ClubNetflix
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+
SneakerellaDisney+
SpinDisney Channel
Sweet ToothNetflix
Who Are You, Charlie Brown?Apple TV+

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MULTIPLE CAMERA PROGRAM

Raven’s HomeDisney+
The QuestDisney+
Sesame StreetHBO Max
Top Chef Family StylePeacock
Zero ChillNetflix

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A PRESCHOOL ANIMATED PROGRAM

Ada Twist, ScientistNetflix
Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodPBS
Go! Go! Cory CarsonNetflix
Muppet BabiesDisney Junior
StillwaterApple TV+
Storybots: Learn to ReadNetflix

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR AN ANIMATED PROGRAM

Arlo the Alligator BoyNetflix
Carmen SandiegoNetflix
Ciao AlbertoDisney+
City of GhostsNetflix
Dug DaysDisney+
Hilda and the Mountain KingNetflix

OUTSTANDING VOICE DIRECTING FOR AN ANIMATED SERIES

AmphibiaDisney Channel
CentaurworldNetflix
Hilda and the Mountain KingNetflix
The Proud Family: Louder and ProuderDisney+
Summer Camp IslandHBO Max

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION FOR A LIVE ACTION PROGRAM

Better Nate Than EverDisney+
The J TeamParamount+
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+
Ruby and the WellBYUtv
SneakerellaDisney+

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION FOR AN ANIMATED PROGRAM

Cat BurglarNetflix
Looney Tunes CartoonsHBO Max
Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), with LoveApple TV+
The Tom & Jerry ShowBoomerang
The Wonderful World of Mickey MouseDisney+

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

Friends with a Penguin
Sesame Street
HBO Max
If you have a Dream
Fancy Nancy
Disney Junior
In Your Shoes
Sneakerella
Disney+
It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown
It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown
Apple TV+
Kicks
Sneakerella
Disney+

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A LIVE ACTION PROGRAM

Donkey HodiePBS
EndlingsHulu
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of HousesCartoon Network I TBS
High School Musical: The Musical – The SeriesDisney Channel
Sesame StreetHBO Max

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIVE ACTION SINGLE CAMERA PROGRAM

Better Nate Than EverDisney+
Fraggle Rock: Back to the RockApple TV+
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+
SneakerellaDisney+
Waffles + MochiNetflix

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIVE ACTION MULTIPLE CAMERA PROGRAM

Bunk’dDisney Channel
Family ReunionNetflix
Just Roll With ItDisney Channel
Punky BrewsterPeacock
Raven’s HomeDisney+

OUTSTANDING EDITING FOR A SINGLE CAMERA PROGRAM

Fraggle Rock: Back to the RockApple TV+
SneakerellaDisney+
Sweet ToothNetflix
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+
Who Are You, Charlie Brown?Apple TV+

OUTSTANDING EDITING FOR A MULTIPLE CAMERA PROGRAM

Making FunNetflix
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Game EditionHBO Max
Sesame StreetHBO Max
The QuestDisney+
Top Chef Family StylePeacock

OUTSTANDING EDITING FOR A PRESCHOOL ANIMATED PROGRAM

BeepersCartoon Network
Go! Go! Cory CarsonNetflix
Octonauts & the Ring of FireNetflix
StillwaterApple TV+
Trash TruckNetflix

OUTSTANDING EDITING FOR AN ANIMATED PROGRAM

Ciao AlbertoDisney+
Dug DaysDisney+
Maya and the ThreeNetflix
Monsters at WorkDisney+
Olaf PresentsDisney+

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING AND SOUND EDITING FOR A LIVE ACTION PROGRAM

The AstronautsNickelodeon
Raising DionNetflix
Scaredy CatsNetflix
Sweet ToothNetflix
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING AND SOUND EDITING FOR A PRESCHOOL ANIMATED PROGRAM

Go! Go! Cory CarsonNetflix
Mecha BuildersCartoon Network I HBO Max
Octonauts & the Ring of FireNetflix
Octonauts: Above & BeyondNetflix

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING AND SOUND EDITING FOR AN ANIMATED PROGRAM

Ciao AlbertoDisney+
Hotel Transylvania: TransformaniaAmazon Prime Video
Lego Star Wars Terrifying TalesDisney+
Maya and the ThreeNetflix
Trollhunters: Rise of the TitansNetflix

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS FOR A LIVE ACTION PROGRAM

EndlingsHulu
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+
Raising DionNetflix
Sweet ToothNetflix
Waffles + MochiNetflix

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE AND GRAPHICS

Big NateParamount+
The Ghost and Molly McGeeDisney Channel
Green Eggs and HamNetflix
Hilda and the Mountain KingNetflix
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A LIVE ACTION PROGRAM

Better Nate Than EverDisney+
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.Disney+
HeartstopperNetflix
Muppets Haunted MansionDisney+
Sweet ToothNetflix

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR AN ANIMATED PROGRAM

Big NateParamount+
CentaurworldNetflix
Go! Go! Cory CarsonNetflix
Monsters at WorkDisney+
The Proud Family: Louder and ProuderDisney+

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION/SET DECORATION/
SCENIC DESIGN

The Barbarian and the TrollNickelodeon
Fraggle Rock: Back to the RockApple TV+
Muppets Haunted MansionDisney+
SneakerellaDisney+
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN/STYLING

High School Musical: The Musical – The SeriesDisney+
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyDisney+
Odd SquadPBS
Raven’s HomeDisney Channel
SneakerellaDisney+

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

The Baby-Sitters ClubNetflix
The Canterville GhostBYUtv
The Fairly OddParents: Fairly OdderParamount+
HeartstopperNetflix
High School Musical: The Musical – The SeriesDisney+
SneakerellaDisney+
Warped!Nickelodeon

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL EFFECTS COSTUMES, HAIR AND MAKEUP

Danger ForceNickelodeon
Muppets Haunted MansionDisney+
Odd SquadPBS
The QuestDisney+
Sweet ToothNetflix

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY

Better Nate Than EverDisney+
The Fairly OddParents: Fairly OdderParamount+
High School Musical: The Musical – The SeriesDisney Channel
The J TeamParamount+
Siwas Dance Pop RevolutionPeacock
SneakerellaDisney+

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION

Danger ForceNickelodeon
EndlingsHulu
The Fairly OddParents: Fairly OdderParamount+
Raising DionNetflix
Side HustleNickelodeon

About NATAS

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Awards for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, and Children’s & Family programming, as well as achievements in television Technology & Engineering.

NATAS membership consists of more than 18,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including regional student television and its Student Award for Excellence and the National Student Production Awards for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.

Red Carpet credentials can be requested HERE

CONTACTS

Paul Pillitteri, NATAS
ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv

B. Harlan Boll, NATAS PR
harlan@bhbpr.com

SMITHHOUSE for NATAS
NATAS@smithhousestrategy.com