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Licensed Nominations Make Up a Quarter of Nominations for Daytime Emmys

This year’s list of nominees for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards are out, and 23 TV shows with current licensing programs have a strong showing—snagging one-forth of nominations overall. The winners in top categories will receive their awards on April 30 from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Here are the highlights:

  • DreamWorks leads with 18 nominations in total for All Hail King Julien, Dinotrux, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, and Trollhunters.
  • Sinking Ship Entertainment‘s Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures and Odd Squad (in partnership with the Fred Rogers Co.) have a combined total of 16 nominations.
  • Sesame Workshop‘s mainstay TV series, Sesame Street, earns 10 nominations for its HBO run. The entertainment brand boasted over $510 million in retail sales in the U.S./Canada in 2015—and almost $800 million worldwide.
  • Disney snags eight nominations with Milo Murphy’s Law, Sofia the First, and Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. The overall Star Wars program boasted over $1.3 billion in retail sales in the U.S./Canada in 2015—and over $2.8 billion worldwide. Meanwhile, Sofia the First earned over $160 million domestically and $240 million worldwide in 2015.
  • Silvergate Media‘s Peter Rabbit and the Octonauts have been nominated for five awards in various preschool and animation categories.
  • Centa IP‘s Beat Bugs counts five nominations.
  • Nickelodeon‘s Bubble Guppies and its new series Mutt & Stuff snag two nominations each.
  • Peg+Cat, from the Fred Rogers Co., counts three nominations.
  • Warner Bros. The Tom & Jerry Show has two nominations in music and performance. The licensor’s Looney Tunes entertainment brand earned over $210 million in U.S./Canada in 2015 and almost $640 million worldwide.
  • Hasbro is nominated for best song from its My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree TV special.
  • For the adults, FremantleMedia leads with six nominations for Family Feud and Let’s Make a Deal. Sony Pictures meanwhile, counts five for Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.
Nominated Programs for 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards With Licensing Programs
Program Licensor Total Nominations
Odd Squad Sinking Ship Entertainment/Fred Rogers Co. 14
Sesame Street Sesame Workshop 10
Trollhunters DreamWorks 7
Beat Bugs Centa IP 5
All Hail King Julien DreamWorks 4
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Disney 4
Family Feud FremantleMedia 3
Jeopardy! Sony Pictures 3
Let’s Make a Deal FremantleMedia 3
Peg+Cat Fred Rogers Co. 3
Peter Rabbit Silvergate Media 3
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show DreamWorks 3
Bubble Guppies Nickelodeon 2
Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures Sinking Ship Entertainment 2
Dinotrux DreamWorks 2
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness DreamWorks 2
Milo Murphy’s Law Disney 2
Mutt & Stuff Nickelodeon 2
Octonauts Silvergate Media 2
Sofia the First Disney 2
Wheel of Fortune Sony Pictures 2

See the complete list here.


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