The recipients of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were revealed last night in a ceremony hosted by Mario Lopez (Extra) at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California.
The prize for outstanding preschool series went to HBO’s Sesame Street, while Amazon’s Tumble Leaf won for best preschool animated show. Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants was named outstanding children’s animated series. Netflix’s Free Rein won for best children’s or family viewing show, while the service’s A StoryBots Christmas was recognized as best special class animated program.
Among the many other Daytime Emmy recipients outside of the kids’ programming arena were NBC’s Days of Our Lives for outstanding drama, Amazon’s The Bay: The Series for best digital daytime drama, PBS’s A Chef’s Life for outstanding culinary program, CBS’s The Price is Right for best game show and Judge Mathis (syndicated) for outstanding legal/courtroom program.
Additional winners included ABC’s Good Morning America for best morning show, Univision’s Despierta America for outstanding morning program in Spanish, The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated) for best informative talk show, CBS’s The Talk for outstanding entertainment talk show, CNN en Español’s Destinos for best entertainment program in Spanish and CBS’s Entertainment Tonight for outstanding entertainment news program.
“What a fantastic evening to be celebrating daytime television in the magnificent Pasadena Civic Auditorium,” said Chuck Dages, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). “The National Academy is excited to be honoring the men and women who make daytime television one of the staples of the entertainment industry.”