Daytime Emmys for Rugrats, Teacher’s Pet

Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and ABC’s Disney’s Teacher’s Pet took top honors at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards for the creative arts over the weekend. Simultaneous black-tie ceremonies were held on Saturday at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City and the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles.

Rugrats, produced by Klasky Csupo, claimed Outstanding Children’s Animated Program. The win should be a big confidence builder for the production company and Nickelodeon as the third big-screen adventure, Rugrats Go Wild gets set to hit theaters on June 13.

The award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program went to Disney’s Teacher’s Pet. ABC took the most wins with 11 total. Nine Emmys went to syndicated fare and PBS came in third with eight.

Gregory Hines picked up Outstanding performer in an Animated Program for the role of Big Bill in the Nickelodeon show Little Bill. Meanwhile, Mitchell Kriegman and Dean Gordon were honored with Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Program for their work on Bear in the Big Blue House. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action and Animation was awarded to The WB’s animated series X-Men: Evolution and PBS’s Arthur was recognized with Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – Live Action and Animation.

Sesame Street went home with a number of awards, including Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series, Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control, Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Design and Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition.