Netflix, Amazon among animation winners at 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards

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Last weekend saw the annual Daytime Emmy Awards given out, including for the usual animation-related categories.

Major animation-related winners

Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program

“The Snowy Day” (Amazon)

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program

“Taking Flight” (www.takingflightfilm.com)

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program

“Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure” (Amazon)

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program

Kelsey Grammer, “Trollhunters” (Netflix)

For a full list of this year’s animation-related winners, including the Creative Arts categories, see Animation Magazine’s full list.

For all of this year’s (non-Creative Arts) Daytime Emmy winners, here’s the entire list.

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Most of the winners, I notice, are for Netflix or Amazon productions. Shows like “Trollhunters,” “Beat Bugs,” and “Dinotrux” all did well.

Nominees included shows from traditional animation-related TV channels (PBS, Nick, Cartoon Network, Disney). However, the only winners from said outlets were Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First” (a sound mixing category) and Disney XD’s “The 7D” (outstanding original song).

All of the above mentioned networks had multiple shows nominated, save Cartoon Network. The Time Warner-owned network only had one nominee: “The Tom and Jerry Show” (outstanding performer; Rick Zieff as Spike).

Like last year’s show, the Daytime Emmys weren’t televised, which again is ironic for a show celebrating the best of television. However, streaming was available on both Periscope and Facebook Live.


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