Netflix, YouTube lead online nominees in Daytime Emmys

Star Wars: The Clone Wars leads original online video nominees with seven Emmy nominations.
April 1, 2015

Nominees for the 42nd Daytime Emmys have been announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, with online and original SVOD series gaining an increasing amount of attention.

While not as prominent as conventional TV networks like CBS or PBS in terms of gathering nominations (overall noms numbered 350), digital held its own, with Netflix leading the pack with 13 nominations, while YouTube received nine and Amazon Instant Video earned seven.

In terms of individual programs, Netflix’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars leads all digital nominees with seven (including outstanding special animated class program and actor Mark Hamill for outstanding performer in an animated program), followed by Amazon Instant Video’s pre-schooler stop-motion animation series Tumble Leaf (pictured), Netflix’s Dreamworks-animated All Hail King Julien and YouTube’s Silent with five nominations each. Online soap Beacon Hill the Series and Hulu’s teen Latino drama East Lost High each grabbed three nods, while two nominations went to YouTube’s soap Anacostia and meTV’s Green Screen Adventures.

Vying for outstanding new approaches drama series are Anacostia, Blip’s The Bay The Series, Beacon Hill the Series and East Lost High.

All Hail King Julien, based on the characters of hit animated DreamWorks film Madagascar, is up for outstanding children’s animated program, while Disney XD’s Disney Phineas and Ferb Save Summer is up for special class animated program, vying against YouTube’s Silent and Netflix’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Tumble Leaf competes in the outstanding pre-school children’s animated program category against PBS’ Peg+Cat and Netflix’s Veggie Tales in the House.

An outstanding travel program nod went to YouTube’s Curious Traveler, while HealthiNation’s True Champions: Depression and YouTube’s Unlimited are contenders in the outstanding special class – short format daytime program category.

Outstanding performer in a new approaches drama series nominations went to Sarah Brown and Alice Minshew for Beacon Hill the Series; Martha Byrne for Anacostia, Andrea Evans for DeVanity and East Lost High‘s Vannessa Vasque and Danielle Vega.

As well, Tumble Leaf‘s production designer Jason Kolowski, animator Michael Granberry, character designer Drew Hodges and lead painter Robyn Yannoukos for the Amazon Instant Video original series will be awarded an Emmy for outstanding individual achievement in animation at the Daytime Creative Emmy Awards, held two days earlier from the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles.

The Daytime Emmys will air on Pop on Sunday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, live from the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.

A host has yet to be named.

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