The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominations for the first annual Children's & Family Emmy Awards, which will be presented on Saturday, December 10 (Creative Arts) and Sunday, December 11 at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles. The Children's & Family awards are the first standalone expansion of the Emmy Award competition since 1979, and mark the successful culmination of the first full year of the realignment between NATAS and the Television Academy. The full list of nominations can be found here.
Children's & Family content represents the fastest-growing genre that NATAS awards, with a 23% increase in related programming the past two years. With more than 3,000 submissions, the competition is now the largest that NATAS oversees.
"Putting a spotlight on children's & family programming after years of unparalleled growth in content quality and quantity in this space is an exciting moment for the television industry," said Adam Sharp, President and CEO, NATAS. "These programs entertain, inform and educate family members of all ages, and NATAS is proud to mark this milestone event and give these creators the stage they deserve."
Information on categories to be presented at Saturday's Children's & Family Creative Arts ceremony and Sunday's Children's & Family ceremony can be found here.
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