As noted by Deadline, nominations are out for the inaugural Children’s & Family Emmys, which will be handed out over two nights next month. And Apple has nabbed 17 nominations.

The Children’s & Family Emmy winners will be announced Saturday and Sunday, December 10-11, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the new stand-alone awards show in November 2021 after a couple of years of tweaks to how the children’s categories were presented. 

The move, which marks the first expansion of the list of Emmy Award shows since the Sports and News & Documentary Emmys were launched in 1979, comes as NATAS has seen a surge in submissions in the children’s genre, notes Deadline. In fact, Children’s & Family content represents the fastest-growing genre that NATAS awards, with a 23% increase in related programming the past two years.

Here are the nominations Apple TV+ received as listed by program:


  • Outstanding Directing for a Preschool Animated Program
  • Outstanding Editing for a Preschool Animated Program

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series

Outstanding Cinematography for a Live Action Single Camera Program

Outstanding Editing for a Single Camera Program

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Who Are You, Charlie Brown?

Outstanding Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Writing for a Live Action Preschool or Children’s Program

Outstanding Directing for a Single Camera Program

Outstanding Editing for a Single Camera Program

Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), with Love

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for an Animated Program

It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown

Outstanding Original Song

El Deafo

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program


Chris Diamontopoulos as Owen Quinn — Outstanding Guest Performance in Preschool, Children’s or Young Teen Program

Doug Unplugs

Kyrie McAlpin as Emma — Outstanding Younger Voice Performer in an Animated or Preschool Animated Program

Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show

Jack McBrayer — Outstanding Host


Outstanding Preschool Series

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