Apple TV+ wins Emmy Awards for 4 kids shows


Best Foot Forward wins Emmy.
Best Foot Forward and three other Apple Originals took home Children's & Family Emmy Awards.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ took home four wins over the weekend in the second annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, notching victories for Apple Originals Pinecone & Pony, Life By Ella, Jane and Best Foot Forward.

And Apple’s Tara Sorensen and Ellen Coons were honored for Individual Achievement in Animation — Character Animation for Shape Island.

Apple TV+ wins Children’s & Family Emmy Awards for 4 Apple Originals

The second annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards where Apple TV+ won four awards took place both Saturday and Sunday at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

“Warmest congratulations to the extraordinarily talented casts and crews of Pinecone & Pony, Jane, Best Foot Forward and Life By Ella for being honored with Children’s & Family Emmy Awards,” said Tara Sorensen, head of children’s programming for Apple TV+.

“We are truly thankful to the Television Academy for recognizing these programs,” she added. “At Apple, we take a great deal of pride in our children’s programming and each of these series exemplifies just how powerful, impactful and uplifting storytelling can be for the next generation, wherever they live around the world.”

4 Children’s & Family Emmys for Apple TV+

  • Young Artist Award winner Maria Nash won and Emmy Award  for Outstanding Younger Voice Performance in a Preschool, Children’s or Young Teen Program in Pinecone & Pony.
  • Nash also won for Outstanding Writing for a Young Teen Program for Life By Ella.
  • Jane, inspired by the work of renowned ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall, won Outstanding Visual Effects.
  • DGA Award winner Best Foot Forward earned Outstanding Casting for a Live Action Program.

These wins follow three wins for the streaming service in the 2022 edition of the awards, including Best Art Direction for Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, Best Directing for Stillwater and Best Non-Fiction Program for Who are You, Charlie Brown?

To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have earned 421 wins and 1,732 award nominations, the streaming service said.

Read more about the winning programs here.


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