The First Annual Children’s And Family Emmy Awards Winners and Interviews

Tonight marks the first ever Children’s and Family Emmys, hosted by Jack McBrayer. Children’s & Family content represents the fastest-growing genre that National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards, with a 23% increase in related programming the past two years.  With nearly 3,000 submissions, the competition is now the largest that NATAS oversees.

We’ll be updating this page live throughout the evening as winners are announced so be sure to stay tuned! The Creative Arts Childrens and Family Emmys were awarded last night, and you can catch up on all those winners and catch our red carpet interviews on our page here.

During tonight’s ceremony, LeVar Burton, host of the iconic children’s series, Reading Rainbow was also honored with a lifetime achievement award. The honor was presented to him by his dear friend Laurence Fishburne but before that, we were able to catch up with LeVar on the Red Carpet, which you can see in our video below.

Also presenting during tonight’s ceremony was Wicked and Disneyland Alum Eden Espinosa, who was also nominated tonight for her voice performance in Alice’s Wonderland Bakery as the Queen of Hearts. We also caught up with her on the Red Carpet!

Winners From The Walt Disney Company

Outstanding Voice Performance in a Preschool Animated Program

Daniel Ross as Donald Duck – Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas – Disney Junior

Check out our interview with Daniel Ross on the Red Carpet below!

Outstanding Directing For a Single Camera Program

The Mysterious Benedict Society – James Bobin

With 11 nominations for tonight’s ceremony, we couldn’t resist the chance to talk about the series with its cast and executive producers while on the Red Carpet! Check it out in our video below!

Outstanding Fiction Special

Sneakerella – Disney+

Nominated in several categories, Better Nate Than Ever on Disney+, unfortunately didn’t win any awards tonight, but you can check out our moment with Rueby Wood and Tim Federle in our video below.

Muppets Haunted Mansion was another nominee for this same category. In our interview with the producing team, we asked about potential future Disney Parks-related Muppets projects. “Muppets Horizons” wasn’t not brought up.

Non-Disney Winners

Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series

The Babysitter’s Club – Netflix

Disney Channel’s Secrets of Sulphur Springs was another contender for this award. Stars Landon Gordon and Madeleine McGraw were on hand to cheer on the show and we got to talk to them about their favorite things to do in New Orleans where the series films.

Outstanding Young Teen Series

Heartstopper – Netflix

Ahead of the ceremony, we spoke to Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. executive producers Dayna and Jesse Bochco about their history with the Doogie franchise and when Season 2 might start streaming on Disney+. This show was also nominated for Outstanding Young Teen Series, in addition to three other categories.

Outstanding Pre-School Series

Sesame Street – HBO Max

Outstanding Animated Program

City of Ghosts – Netflix

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Preschool, Children’s, or Young Teen Program

Kit Connor as Nick Nelson – Heartstopper – Netflix

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Preschool, Children’s, or Young Teen Program

Olivia Colman as Sarah Nelson – Heartstopper – Netflix

Also nominated in this category was Gina Rodriguez for her role as Grown-Up Elena on Disney’s Diary of a Future President, for which she also served as executive producer and director on several episodes. Here is our interview with Gina from the red carpet.

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Preschool, Children’s Or Young Teen Program

Nonso Anozie as Tommy Jepperd – Sweet Tooth – Netflix

Outstanding Host

Dame Helen Mirren – Hogwarts: Tournament of Houses – Cartoon Network/TBS

Jimmy Fallon’s proteges were also nominated for this award for The Kids Tonight Show, which streams on Peacock. We got to speak to three of the four hosts, including Mykal-Michelle Harris who plays Alice on Raven’s Home and Olivia Perez from Netflix’s Falling for Christmas with Lindsay Lohan.

Outstanding Voice Performance in an Animated Program

Eric Bauza as Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, Daffy Duck, Tweety – Looney Tunes Cartoons – HBO Max

Outstanding Younger Voice Performer in an Animated or Preschool Animated Program

Andy Walken as Young Durpleton – Centaurworld – Netflix

Dreamworks Animation’s Madagascar: A Little Wild streams on both Hulu and Peacock and the voice of Alex the lion, Tucker Chandler, was nominated in this category.

Nickelodeon fans may have also been hopeful that Asher Bishop would take home the award for his role as Lincoln on The Loud House.

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Preschool, Children’s Or Young Teen Program

Quinn Copeland – “Izzy”- Punky Brewster – Peacock

Outstanding Writing for a Young Teen Program

Heartstopper – Alice Oseman

Outstanding Non-Fiction Program

Who Are You, Charlie Brown – AppleTV+

Outstanding Short Form Program

We The People – Netflix

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program

Hilda and the Mountain King – Netflix

Outstanding Preschool Animated Series

Ada Twist, Scientist – Netflix

The Disney+ original series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder was also nominated in this category. We got to speak with the stars of the show on the red carpet.