Monday, December 12, 2022

Nickelodeon Receives 23 Nominations In First-Ever Children’s & Family Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has announced the fantastic news that Nickelodeon has received a whopping 23 nominations in the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy® Awards!

  • Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated Star Trek series, Star Trek: Prodigy has been nominated for "Outstanding Animated Series" in the 2022 Children’s & Family Emmy® Awards;
  • Nickelodeon's popular live-action sci-fi series The Astronauts has received two nominations, for "Outstanding Children's Or Family Viewing Series" and "Outstanding Sound Mixing And Sound Editing For A Live Action Program";
  • Nickelodeon's long-running factual series Nick News garnered a nomination in the "Outstanding Non-Fiction Program" category;
  • Nickelodeon's popular CG-animated preschool series Santiago of the Seas has been nominated for "Outstanding Preschool Animated Series";
  • My Squishy Little Dumplings, a series of interstitials produced by WowWee® and Nickelodeon Digital Studios, has been nominated in the "Outstanding Promotional Announcement" category;
  • Actors Michael Luwoye and Sherri Shepherd have each received a nomination in the "Outstanding Voice Performance In A Preschool Animated Program" category, for voicing Wavey Jones on Baby Shark’s Big Show! and Queen Fastine on Blaze and the Monster Machines, respectively;
  • Voice actors Grey Delisle and Tom Kenny have each received a nomination in the "Outstanding Voice Performance In An Animated Program" category, for voicing Lola, Lana, Lily, Meryl, Cheryl, Scoots, Mopes & Mrs. Bernardo in The Loud House and SpongeBob SquarePants in SpongeBob SquarePants, respectively;
  • Voice actor Asher Bishop has been nominated in the "Outstanding Younger Voice Performer In An Animated Or Preschool Animated Program" for his portrayal of Lincoln Loud in The Loud House;
  • Nickelodeon's puppet-centric comedy series The Barbarian and the Troll has received a nomination for "Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design" category;
  • Nickelodeon's Big Nate, the CG-animated Paramount+ Original inspired by the best-selling children's book series, has received two nominations, for "Outstanding Main Title And Graphics" and "Outstanding Casting For An Animated Program";
  • The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder, Nickelodeon and Paramount+'s live-action reboot of Fairly OddParents, has been nominated for three awards: for "Outstanding Stunt Coordination", "Outstanding Makeup and Hairstyling", and "Outstanding Choreography";
  • JoJo Siwa's hit Nickelodeon and Paramount+ movie The J Team has been nominated for two awards: for "Outstanding Choreography" and "Outstanding Music Direction And Composition For A Live Action Program";
  • Nickelodeon's popular live-action sitcom Warped! garnered a nomination in the "Outstanding Makeup and Hairstyling" category;
  • Danger Force, a spin-off from Henry Danger, has received two nominations: for "Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Hair And Makeup" and "Outstanding Stunt Coordination"; 
  • Finally, Side Hustle has received a nomination in the "Outstanding Stunt Coordination" category.

Update (12/9) - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the winners in the category of Individual Achievement in Animation for the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards in advance of the awards ceremonies scheduled for December 10 and 11! Among the seven winners chosen are:

Alessandro Taini, Production Designer
Star Trek: Prodigy, Paramount+

Benjamin Arcand, Storyboard Artist
SpongeBob’s Road to Christmas, Nickelodeon

Update (12/2) - Danger Force won the "Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Live Action Program" award at the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards!

The inaugural Children’s & Family Emmy® Awards will be presented on Saturday, December 10 (Creative Arts) and Sunday, December 11 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The Children’s & Family awards are the first standalone expansion of the Emmy Award competition since 1979, and mark the successful culmination of the first full year of the realignment between NATAS and the Television Academy.

The Children’s & Family Emmy ceremony on Sunday, December 11 will be hosted by Jack McBrayer, who is nominated for a Children’s & Family Emmy for Outstanding Host for his work on the Apple TV+ series Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show.

JoJo Siwa, who is nominated for Outstanding Choreography for Peacock’s Siwa’s Dance Pop Revolution, will host the Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmy ceremony on Saturday, December 10. Both ceremonies will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Children’s & Family Emmy ceremonies will be streamed live on NATAS’ dedicated viewing platform powered by Vimeo, available on the web at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku (full list at

Children’s & Family content represents the fastest-growing genre that NATAS awards, with a 23% increase in related programming the past two years.  With nearly 3,000 submissions, the competition is now the largest that NATAS oversees.

“Putting a spotlight on children’s & family programming after years of unparalleled growth in content quality and quantity in this space is an exciting moment for the television industry,” said Adam Sharp, President and CEO, NATAS.  “These programs entertain, inform and educate family members of all ages, and NATAS is proud to mark this milestone event and give these creators the stage they deserve.”

Information on categories to be presented at Saturday’s Children’s & Family Creative Arts ceremony and Sunday’s Children’s & Family ceremony can be found at A full list of Children’s & Family Emmy® Awards 2022 nominees can be found at

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Originally published: November 02, 2022.

H/T: Variety.

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