Daytime Emmy Noms Announced

The National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences has released the list of nominees for the 36th Annual Daytime Awards. Judging for the category of Individual Achievement in Animation will be conducted in late June. Hosted by Vanessa Williams, the Daytime Emmys will be telecast August 30th on the CW TV Network at 8 p.m. As previously announced, this year’s special Lifetime Achievement Awards will be given to Sesame Street for its 40 years of educating and entertaining children.

Here are some of the nominees in the animation and kids-programming-related categories:

Best Children’s Animated Program

Curious George (PBS)

Little Einsteins (Disney Channel)

Sid the Science Kid (PBS)

The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon)

WordWorld (PBS)

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program

Back at the Barnyard (Nickelodeon)

Ben 10: Alien Force (Cartoon Network)

Handy Manny (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Writing in Animation

Back at the Barnyard (Nickelodeon)

The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon)

The Future Is Wild (Discovery Kids)

The Mr. Men Show (Cartoon Network)

Wordworld (PBS)

Best Children’s Series

Adventure Camp (Discovery Kids)

Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman (PBS)

From the Top at Carnegie Hall (PBS)

Postcards from Buster (PBS)

Best Preschool Children’s Series

Between the Lions (PBS)

Johnny and the Sprites (Disney Channel)

Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies (PBS)

Sesame Street (PBS)

The Wonder Pets (Nickelodeon)

New Approaches Daytime Children’s

Artopia (PBS)

Cyberchase (PBS)

Sesame Street (PBS)

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Series

Joan Rivers as Bubbe, Arthur (PBS)

Jim Ward as Eyemore, Biker Mice from Mars (Fox)

Jim Cummings as Tigger, Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh (Disney Channel)

Vanessa Williams as Mama, Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies (PBS)

Amy Poehler as Bessie Higgenbottom, The Mighty B! (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Series

Curious George (PBS)

Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh (Disney Channel)

El Tigre (Nickelodeon)

The Future Is Wild (Discovery Kids)

Wordgirl (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition

Animalia (PBS)

Sesame Street (PBS)

The Backyardigans (Nickelodoen)

The Oprah Winfrey Show (Syndicated)

The Wonder Pets! (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing

Ben 10: Alien Force (Nickelodeon)

Tak and the Power of Juju (Nickelodeon)

The Batman! (Kids’ WB!)

The Future Is Wild (Discovery Kids)

The Wonder Pets! (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Achivement in Sound Mixing

Ben 10: Alien Force (Nickelodeon)

From the Top at Carnegie Hall (PBS)

Legion of Super Heroes (CW)

Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh (Disney Channel)

The Batman! (Kids’ WB!)

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy’ Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2008 calendar year. For more info., visit www.emmyonline.org