Earlier today the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television, and Sesame Street has (yet again) received an impressive amount of nominations. This year the series earned a remarkable 13 nominations – including the nomination of Kevin Clash for outstanding performer in a children's series. This year's ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC on Friday, June 20th, from Hollywood’s famed Kodak Theatre (8:00pm ET).
Sesame Street's 2008 Daytime Emmy Nominations
• Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series
• Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series (for Kevin Clash as Elmo)
• Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series
• Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series
• Outstanding Original Song in a Children's/Animated Series (for "Get Up, Get Out!")
• Outstanding Original Song in a Children's/Animated Series (for "See the Signs")
• Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Design
• Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling
• Outstanding Achievement in Makeup
• Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction
• Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation
• Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing
• Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control
For the complete list of nominees, be sure to check out the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' official website at emmyonline.org; and don't forget to catch the 35th Annual Daytime Emmys to see how many awards Sesame Street will take home this year. We congratulate the entire Sesame Street family on their remarkable achievements and wish them the best of luck at the Emmy ceremony in June.