May 10, 2012

PBS nominations dominate several Daytime Emmy categories

Programs airing on PBS received 51 Daytime Emmy nominations, second only to ABC, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on Wednesday (May 9). PBS received 37 nods; APT and NETA shows, 14. Among multiple nominees were Sesame Street with 16; Electric Company, six; and Curious George and Design Squad, two each. PBS programs dominated Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series, Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Series and Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series, and PBS swept all four nominations in the New Approaches — Daytime Children’s Award category. The Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented on June 23 from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala, honoring work behind the camera, will be on June 17 at the Westin Bonaventure, also in Los Angeles.

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