Daytime Emmys 2020 Daytime Emmys 2020

The nominations for the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), have been announced.

Among animated nominees, two Disney series about princesses lead the pack with seven nominations apiece. One is Elena of Avalor, a Disney Junior show that stars the House of Mouse’s first Hispanic princess. It garnered an eighth nod for the hour-long special Elena of Avalor: The Magic Within. The series has won a Daytime Emmy for casting for the last two years running.

The other is Disney Channel’s Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, a spin-off from the 2010 feature Tangled. It too won Daytime Emmys in the past two years, for individual achievement in animation. The third-most-nominated show is The Rocketeer (five nominations), which debuted on Disney Junior and Disney Channel in November. Loosely based on the 1991 live-action feature of the same name, it follows a young girl who derives superhero powers of flight from her jet pack.

Disney shows dominate this year’s list: Disney Junior and Disney Channel account for 25 and 19 nominations respectively in the animation categories. Netflix (22) and Amazon Prime Video (14) lead the streaming pack. This year also sees the debut of streamer Apple TV+, which has two nominations in the animation categories: one for Peanuts spin-off Snoopy in Space (short format children’s program) and one for the live-action Ghostwriter (main title and graphic design).

One animation category has yet to announce its contenders: individual achievement in animation. NATAS issued the following statement: “Individual achievement in animation is a juried award with live panel judging. Due to the ongoing health crisis, the entries in this category have not yet been judged. Results from this juried award process will be announced at a later date.”

Awards in major categories will be presented in a two-hour special telecast on Friday, June 26 on CBS — the first time the Daytime Emmys have been shown on tv in five years. Other winners will be announced in July. For the full list of nominees, visit the Emmy website.

Here are the animation nominees:

Short Format Children’s Program
  • Muppet Babies: Play Date — Disney Junior
  • Mushroom and the Forest of the World — Cartoon Network
  • Sesame Street in Communities: A Place for You — YouTube.com
  • Sesame Street in Communities: Meet Salia — YouTube.com
  • Snoopy in Space — Apple TV+
Preschool Children’s Animated Series
  • Bubble Guppies — Nickelodeon
  • Doc McStuffins — Disney Junior
  • Floogals — Universal Kids
  • Norman Picklestripes — Universal Kids
  • Vampirina — Disney Junior
Children’s Animated Series
  • Arthur — PBS
  • Craig of the Creek — Cartoon Network
  • The Dragon Prince — Netflix
  • The Loud House — Nickelodeon
  • Niko and the Sword of Light — Amazon Prime Video
  • Trolls: The Beat Goes On! — Netflix
Special Class Animated Program
  • Big City Greens: Green Christmas — Disney Channel
  • Carmen Sandiego — Netflix
  • Elena of Avalor: The Magic Within — Disney Junior
  • The Last Kids on Earth — Netflix
  • Milo Murphy’s Law — Disney Channel
Casting for an Animated Series or Special
  • Archibald’s Next Big Thing — Netflix
  • Carmen Sandiego — Netflix
  • Elena of Avalor — Disney Junior
  • Green Eggs and Ham — Netflix
  • Puppy Dog Pals — Disney Junior
  • Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure — Disney Channel
Writing for a Preschool Animated Program
  • Ask the StoryBots — Netflix
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood — PBS
  • Elena of Avalor — Disney Junior
  • Nature Cat — PBS
  • The Rocketeer — Disney Junior
  • Tumble Leaf — Amazon Prime Video
Writing for an Animated Program
  • Big City Greens — Disney Channel
  • Big Hero 6: The Series — Disney Channel
  • Duck Tales — Disney Channel
  • Green Eggs and Ham — Netflix
  • Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure — Disney Channel
Directing for an Animated Program
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle — Amazon Prime Video
  • Carmen Sandiego — Netflix
  • Disney Mickey Mouse — Disney Channel
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny — Amazon Prime Video
  • Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure — Disney Channel
Directing for a Preschool Animated Program
  • Ask the StoryBots — Netflix
  • Elena of Avalor — Disney Junior
  • Muppet Babies — Disney Junior
  • Norman Picklestripes — Universal Kids
  • True and the Rainbow Kingdom — Netflix
  • Tumble Leaf — Amazon Prime Video
  • Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum — PBS
Performer in an Animated Program
  • Paget Brewster as Della Duck
    Duck Tales — Disney Channel
  • Marieve Herington as Tilly Green
    Big City Greens — Disney Channel
  • Chris Houghton as Cricket Green
    Big City Greens — Disney Channel
  • Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants
    SpongeBob SquarePants — Nickelodeon
  • Parker Simmons as Mao Mao
    Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart — Cartoon Network
Performer in a Preschool Animated Program
  • Eric Bauza as Fozzie, Bunsen, Robin, Mr. Statler
    Muppet Babies — Disney Junior
  • Matt Danner as Kermit, Rowlf, Mr. Waldorf, Beaker, Chef
    Muppet Babies — Disney Junior
  • Maurice LaMarche as Sylvester Slapdash
    The Rocketeer — Disney Junior
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as King Topher
    Puppy Dog Pals — Disney Junior
  • Christian Simon as Freddy
    T.O.T.S — Disney Junior
Main Title and Graphic Design for a Live Action Program
  • Boom Bust — RT America
  • DARK/WEB — Amazon Prime Video
  • El Corazon de Sergio Ramos — Amazon Prime Video
  • Ghostwriter — Apple TV+
  • Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration — HBO
Main Title for an Animated Program
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle: Amazamoose and Squirrel Wonder — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Casagrandes — Nickelodeon
  • Green Eggs and Ham — Netflix
  • Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure — Disney Channel
  • The Rocketeer — Disney Junior
Sound Mixing For An Animated Program
  • Batman: Hush — Amazon Prime Video
  • DC Showcase: Death — WarnerBrothers.com
  • Lego DC Batman: Family Matters — Amazon Prime Video
  • Reign of the Supermen — Amazon Prime Video
  • SpongeBob SquarePants — Nickelodeon
Sound Mixing For A Preschool Animated Program
  • Dragons Rescue Riders — Netflix
  • Elena of Avalor — Disney Junior
  • Let’s Go Luna! — PBS Kids
  • The Rocketeer — Disney Junior
  • Tumble Leaf — Amazon Prime Video
Sound Editing for an Animated Program
  • Batman: Hush — Amazon Prime Video
  • Carmen Sandiego — Netflix
  • Duck Tales — Disney Channel
  • Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus — Netflix
  • Reign of the Supermen — Amazon Prime Video
  • Tales of Arcadia: 3Below — Netflix
Sound Editing For A Preschool Animated Program
  • Ask the StoryBots — Netflix
  • Dragons Rescue Riders — Netflix
  • Elena of Avalor — Disney Junior
  • Puppy Dog Pals — Disney Junior
  • The Rocketeer — Disney Junior
Editing for an Animated Program
  • Disney Mickey Mouse — Disney Channel
  • Duck Tales — Disney Channel
  • Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart — Cartoon Network
  • Pinky Malinky — Netflix
  • Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure — Disney Channel
Music Direction And Composition
  • The Dragon Prince — Netflix
  • Elena of Avalor — Disney Junior
  • Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu — Netflix
  • Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure — Disney Channel
  • The Tom & Jerry Show — Boomerang
Original Song In A Children’s, Young Adult, Or Animated Program
  • “Gonna Go Good”
    Big Hero 6: The Series — Disney Channel
  • “Never Leave”
    Elena of Avalor — Disney Junior
  • “As You Move Forward”
    The Lion Guard — Disney Junior
  • “Waiting in the Wings”
    Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure — Disney Channel
  • “The Vamp Opera”
    Vampirina — Disney Junior

(Image at top, left to right: “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure,” “Elena of Avalor,” “The Rocketeer.”)

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