Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sesame Street Sweeps the Daytime Emmys

The 34th Daytime Emmy Awards, commemorating excellence in American daytime programming from 2006, was held yesterday (June 15, 2007) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented on Thursday (June 14) at the Hollywood and Highland Ballroom in Hollywood, California. Sesame Street was nominated in 10 categories and swept the awards by walking home with more than 7 Emmy Awards!

Sesame Street performers Kevin Clash and Caroll Spinney were both nominated in the "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series" category (Clash for his work as Elmo, and Spinney for his work as Oscar). Surprisingly a tie was recorded in this category, and both Clash and Spinney were awarded an Emmy statue for their work. Sesame Street won six additional Emmy Awards – including "Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series" along with earning awards for "Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling", "Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series", "Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing", "Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition" and "Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing".

We congratulate Caroll, Kevin and the Sesame Street family on their remarkable achievements; and we thank them for more than 37 years of education and entertainment.

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