PBS Rules Daytime Emmys

Public broadcaster PBS dominated the 33rd annual Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards on Saturday, winning a total of 12 awards including Outstanding Children’s Animated Program with Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks from Mike Young Prods. and Entara. But most of the kudos went to long-running kid favorite Sesame Street, which collected a total of seven statuettes, nearly twice as many as closest competitor The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

With its winning combination of puppets, animation and live actors, Seasme Street continued a long history of Emmy recognition by snatching awards for art direction/set decoration/scenic design, costume design/styling, multiple-camera editing, music drection/composition, sound mixing and writing. In addtition, actor Kevin Clash was named Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series for his work as the character Elmo. The award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program went to the talented Maile Flanagan for her title role in Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks.

Also representing proudly for PBS was Zoom, which was named Outstanding Children’s Series and earned helmer Bob Comiskey the award for Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Series.

Warner Bros. Animation’s The Batman was also a big winner, taking the awards for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Achievement in Sound Editing’Live Action and Animation. The series currently airs Saturday mornings during the Kids’ WB! block.

The Daytime Emmy Awards in additional categories will be awarded at the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, broadcasting live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). This will mark the first time the Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast from Hollywood in the 33-year history of the ceremonies. For a complete list of Creative Craft Daytime Emmy winners, go to www,emmyonline.org.