2023 Children’s and Family Emmy Nominations

Published: November 10, 2023
Categories: News

In the last year, the Muppets, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock put out some new productions, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences believes they were good enough to possibly win some Emmy awards! Following its creation last year, their productions are now nominated under the “Children’s and Family Emmy” awards, which included some new puppetry-based categories. Boy, it would be embarrassing if the Muppets didn’t make the cut there.

But here’s all the Henson-related nominations:

Preschool Series:

  • Sesame Street

Children’s or Family Viewing Series

  • The Muppets Mayhem

Fiction Special

  • Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock – Night of the Lights

Short Form Program

Puppetry Performance*

  • Leslie Carrara-Rudolph as Abby/Tango (Sesame Street)
  • Ryan Dillon as Elmo (Sesame Street)
  • Eric Jacobson as Bert, Oscar & Grover (Sesame Street) AND Animal/Baby Animal (The Muppets Mayhem)

Writing for a Preschool or Children’s Live Action Program

  • Sesame Street

Directing for a Single Camera Program

  • The Muppets Mayhem

Directing for a Multiple Camera Program

  • Sesame Street

Original Song for a Preschool Program

Editing for a Single Camera Live Action Program

  • The Muppets Mayhem

Editing for a Multiple Camera Live Action Program

  • Sesame Street

Sound Mixing and Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program

  • Sesame Street’s The Nutcracker Starring Elmo and Tango

Casting for a Live Action Program

  • The Muppets Mayhem

Puppet Design and Styling

  • Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock – Night of the Lights
  • The Muppets Mayhem
  • Sesame Street

Who will win?! We’ll find out when the awards are, um, awarded on December 10 and 11. I’m very much looking forward to that Eric Jacobson vs. Eric Jacobson battle.

* Also included in the Puppetry Performance category are Muppet performers Haley Jenkins and Frankie Cordero for their work on Donkey Hodie. While ToughPigs doesn’t normally cover Donkey Hodie news, as it isn’t a Muppet, Henson, or Sesame program, we still celebrate the work of these talented folks!

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By Shane Keating


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