Apple TV+ scores 17 nominations in new Children's and Family Emmy Awards

Apple TV+ scores 17 nominations in new Children’s and Family Emmy Awards

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"Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock" on Apple TV+ is up for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's or Family Viewing Series.
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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences named the nominees for the new Children’s & Family Emmys on Monday, and Apple TV+ earned 17 nominations. That includes shows in two of the top categories.

While Apple is in there swinging, the real competition will be between Disney and Netflix, both of which earned dozens of nominations.

Children’s and Family Emmy Awards are kind of new

The NATAS Children’s and Family Emmy Awards were briefly part of the Daytime Emmys, but are now being split off.

“Recent years have seen explosive growth in the quantity and quality of children’s and family programming, and now is the perfect time to acknowledge and honor this impactful content with a dedicated competition and celebration,” said NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp.

Nominations went out Monday, and Deadline has the full list. The Apple TV+ nominees are:

  • Outstanding Preschool Series: Helpsters
  • Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock
  • Outstanding Non-fiction Program: Who Are You, Charlie Brown?
  • Outstanding Special Class Animated Program: El Deafo
  • Outstanding Guest Performance in Preschool, Children’s or Young Teen Program: Chris Diamontopoulos as Owen Quinn – Ghostwriter
  • Outstanding Younger Voice Performer in an Animated or Preschool Animated Program: Kyrie McAlpin as Emma – Doug Unplugs
  • Outstanding Host: Jack McBrayer – Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show
  • Outstanding Writing for a Live Action Preschool or Children’s Program: Who Are You, Charlie Brown?
  • Outstanding Directing for a Single Camera Program: Who Are You, Charlie Brown?
  • Outstanding Directing for a Preschool Animated Program: Stillwater
  • Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for an Animated Program: Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), with Love
  • Outstanding Original Song: “It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown” – It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown
  • 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 and Who Are You, Charlie Brown?
  • Outstanding Editing for a Preschool Animated Program: Stillwater
  • Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

While 17 nominations in the Children’s and Family Emmy Awards is nothing to be embarrassed about, Netflix scored 85 and Disney earned 78. The winners will be announced December 10 and Dec. 11 in Los Angeles.

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