The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has unveiled the winners of the first-ever Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, which were held over the weekend at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Many of the honors at this new awards show were previously handed out as part of the Daytime Emmys.
Netflix was the big winner at this year’s awards in terms of animation prizes. The streamer’s shows won best animated series (City of Ghosts), best preschool animated series (Ada Twist, Scientist), outstanding special class animated program (Hilda and the Mountain King), outstanding short form program (We the People), and the four awards for Jorge Gutiérrez’s Maya and the Three were the most for any title – promotional announcement, writing, sound mixing and editing, and an individual Emmy for visual development artist Alex Konstad.
On Friday of last week, NATAS also announced the seven individual Emmy winners for this year’s awards. Artists from four Netflix shows were recognized – Chris Tsirgiotis (Kid Cosmic), Craig McCracken (Kid Cosmic), Ivan Aguirre (The Cuphead Show!), and Alex Konstad (Maya and the Three). The other three awards went to Alessandro Taini, a production designer on Star Trek: Prodigy; Benjamin Arcand, a storyboard artist on SpongeBob’s Road To Christmas; and Ron Tolentino Velasco, character designer for Monsters At Work.