The nominations for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), have been announced across the children’s & animation and lifestyle categories. There are 18 animation-specific categories.
Netflix has the most nominations in the animation categories of any single broadcaster or streamer, with 19 in total. It has a good spread: ten different productions across 12 categories, including three of the contenders for best children’s animated series (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, Hilda, and Tales of Arcadia: Wizards).
Disney Channel comes next, with 16 nominations. Half of those are for Elena of Avalor, which stars Disney’s first Hispanic princess, and which won three awards last year. It is the most-nominated show in these categories this year. When we combine the nominations for Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, and Disney+, the House of Mouse has 28 in all. In other words, the company dominates this year, as it has done in the past.