Another year, another announcement from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences means more potential Daytime Emmy Awards for some Muppet and Sesame things. This year’s Daytime Creative Arts awards were handled out last week and Sesame Street managed to take home the award of “Outstanding Technical Team” (while also being up for “Outstanding Lighting Direction”).

But today, the Academy has announced the nominations for all the children’s programming, so let’s what other awards are up for grabs:

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Erica Hill, Van Jones – CNN/Sesame Street Town Halls

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

  • Sesame Street

Outstanding Special Effects, Costumes, Makeup, and Hairstyling

  • Sesame Street

Outstanding Preschool, Children’s or Family Viewing Program

  • The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special
  • Sesame Street

Outstanding Educational and Informational Series

  • CNN/Sesame Street Town Halls

Outstanding Short Form Children’s Program

  • Sesame Street: The Monster at the End of Your Story with Grover and Elmo
  • Monster Meditations

Outstanding Principal Performer in a Children’s Program

  • Ryan Dillon as Elmo

Outstanding Limited Performance in a Children’s Program

  • Jennifer Barnhart as Zoe, Charlie’s Mom, Maggie Cadabby

Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program

  • Erica Bauza as Fozzie, Muppet Babies
  • Eric Jacobson as Grover, The Monster at the End of This Story

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

  • The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special
  • Sesame Street

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

  • Sesame Street
  • Helpsters

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program

  • The Monster at the End of This Story
  • Muppet Babies

Who will win? I have no idea! My crystal ball fell in the sofa and is presumably lost forever. We’ll all have to find out together when the winners are announced on July 17th.

Click here to wonder if anyone named Emmy has won an Emmy on the Tough Pigs forum!

By Shane Keating

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