There’s been a bit of a shake-up this year for the Emmy Awards. Past Sesame Street and Henson-related media have been nominated in whatever time slot their programs aired in (Primetime or Daytime). This year, they’ve instead been lumped all together for the 1st Annual Children’ and Family Emmys. And what a competition it will be – Sesame Workshop, The Muppets Studio, and The Jim Henson Company all have nominations, some even in contention with each other!

Outstanding Preschool Series

  • Helpsters
  • The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Game Edition
  • Sesame Street

Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series

  • Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

Outstanding Fiction Special

  • Muppets Haunted Mansion
  • See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special

Outstanding Non-Fiction Program

  • Sesame Street in Communities – Talking About Race

Outstanding Short Form Program

  • Sesame Street in Communities – Explaining Race

Outstanding Writing for a Live Action Preschool or Children’s Program

  • Sesame Street
  • See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special

Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program

  • Muppet Babies

Outstanding Directing for a Multiple Camera Program

  • Sesame Street

Outstanding Directing for a Preschool Animated Program

  • Muppet Babies

Outstanding Original Song

  • “Friends with a Penguin” from Sesame Street

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Live Action Program

  • Sesame Street

Outstanding Cinematography for a Live Action Single Camera Program

  • Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

Outstanding Editing for a Single Camera Program

  • Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

Outstanding Editing for a Multiple Camera Program

  • The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Game Edition
  • Sesame Street

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program

  • Mecha Builders

Outstanding Casting for a Live Action Program

  • Muppets Haunted Mansion

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

  • Muppets Haunted Mansion
  • Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Hair and Makeup

  • Muppets Haunted Mansion

And that’s all the nominations! We’ll find out the winners when the awards are presented on December 10 & 11.

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By Shane Keating

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