Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Nickelodeon Receives 16 Nominations in 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the fantastic news that Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, has received 16 nominations in the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards! Additionally, Beat Bugs, which airs on Nick Jr. Australia also garnered two nominations in this years awards!

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast in the U.S. from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2018 calendar year.

The 46th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Gala honors the more than 70 craft & program categories behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre.

The winners of Daytime Emmy Awards 2019 will be announced at a prestigious ceremony held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will also be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, May 3, 2019. The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations were revealed today on the Emmy Award-winning show The Talk on CBS.

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Both of this year’s shows will be led by Executive Producer, David Michaels, SVP, Daytime (NATAS) and Executive Producer, David Parks, Ignition Entertainment.

Below is a list of the nominations for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards, featuring the awards Nickelodeon has been nominated for. A full list of all nominees in all categories can be downloaded at: http://www.emmyonline.tv/daytime-46th-nominations

Congratulations and good luck to everyone nominated in the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!

Outstanding Short Format Children’s Program
Canticos Nickelodeon
Nick Jr Block Party: Quest for the Golden Cube - Nickelodeon
Nick Jr Color Song: RED - Nickelodeon
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Food Rap Battle - HBO
Sesame Street: A Rainbow Kind of Day - YouTube.com

Outstanding Children’s Animated Series
The Loud House - Nickelodeon
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Nickelodeon
Welcome to the Wayne - Nickelodeon
Disney Mickey Mouse - Disney Channel
Hilda - Netflix

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups - Nickelodeon
Tumble Leaf Halloween Special - Amazon Prime Video
Watership Down - Netflix
DuckTales: The Shadow War! - Disney Channel
Crow: The Legend - Baobab Studios

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Preschool Animated Program
Beat Bugs - Netflix
Elena of Avalor - Disney Junior
Let's Go Luna! - PBS Kids
The Stinky & Dirty Show - Amazon Prime Video
Vampirina - Disney Junior

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement – Brand Image Campaign – Network or Program
Black History Month Campaign - Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon - Pride Month - Nickelodeon
Women’s History Month Campaign - Nickelodeon
The Young and the Restless – 45th Anniversary - CBS
DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free – Seasons 5 and 7 - Netflix

Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program
Olivia Manning, as Dazzle - Butterbean's Café - Nickelodeon
Eric Bauza, as Fozzie Bear, Bunsen Honeydew, Mr. Statler - Muppet Babies - Disney Junior
Steve Buscemi, as Saloso - Elena of Avalor - Disney Junior
Devan Cohen, as Daniel Tiger - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - PBS
Ben Diskin, as Gonzo, Rizzo - Muppet Babies - Disney Junior

Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program
The Loud House - Nickelodeon
Angela's Christmas - Netflix
Hilda - Netflix
Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters - Netflix
Wild Kratts - PBS

Outstanding Directing for a Preschool Animated Program
Nella the Princess Knight - Nickelodeon
Ask the StoryBots - Netflix
Fancy Nancy - Disney Junior
Peg+Cat - PBS
Tumble Leaf - Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Preschool Animated Program
PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups - Nickelodeon
Rusty Rivets - Nickelodeon
Beat Bugs - Netflix
The Stinky & Dirty Show - Amazon Prime Video
Vampirina - Disney Junior

Outstanding Music Direction And Composition
The Loud House - Nickelodeon
Disney Mickey Mouse - Disney Channel
Elena of Avalor - Disney Junior
The Tom & Jerry Show - Cartoon Network
Watership Down - Netflix

In additional Nickelodeon Awards news:

-- Nickelodeon's The Loud House and PAW Patrol have each picked up a nomination in The Banff World Media Festival's 2019 Rockie Awards International Program Competition! The Loud House (Nickelodeon/Jam Filled USA) has been nominated for the Best "Animation: Children & Youth" award (the award the show won in 2018) and PAW Patrol (Spin Master/TVOKids/Nickelodeon) has been nominated for the Best "Preschool Program" award. Both awards feature in the "Children & Youth" category of the awards.

The Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Each year, hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including an international industry jury of over 100 professionals working in entertainment and media around the world, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind.

The 2019 Rockie Awards will be handed out on June 10, during the Banff World Media Festival is set to run June 9-12 in the Canadian Rockies. A full list of Banff Rockies nominees is available at banffmediafestival.playbackonline.ca

-- Meanwhile, in the UK, Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. Ready Steady Dough line for The Entertainer from Addo Play has been nominated for the "Best Brand Licensed Children’s Product or Range" in the Product category of the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2019! The B&LLAs shine the light on all aspects of brand licensing, giving a platform for non-entertainment properties to be celebrated. These include lifestyle brands, as well as corporate, food and drink, heritage, fashion and talent among others. A full list of 2019 B&LLAs Awards nominees can be found on Licensing Source!

Update (4/12) - From Animation Scoop:

INTERVIEW: Mike Rubiner on producing Nick’s “The Loud House”

The Loud House continues to make a lot of noise. While production is beginning for Season 4 of Nickelodeon’s hit comedy, so is work on the recently-announced, The Loud House Movie, which will find a home on Netflix. Oh, and the show just picked-up a trio of 2019 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, the most in the three years of the series. Exciting times, indeed, for Executive Producer Mike Rubiner.

Mike Rubiner: Honestly I had sort of forgotten that it was even time for that. I just heard excited voices around the office and stuck my head out the door. I was like, “What’s going on?” And I found out that we were nominated for three Emmys. So in a way that’s the best way to find out – when you’re not waiting for it and it just, kind of, catches you by surprise.

Jackson Murphy: Did you have a little celebration?

MR: We did. I think there might’ve been some bubbly of some sort opened up. Everybody was super excited. I think we were nominated for one or two last year, but this was the most that we’ve gotten. And the fact that it was three really significant categories was pretty exciting.

JM: Let’s start with Outstanding Children’s Animated Series. Producer Karen Malach is credited. When you’re going through the process of submitting for this category… are you part of that? And which episode did you guys submit for this?

MR: Yeah. I am part of it. And we submitted, I think in all of our categories, we ended-up submitting the same half-hour special, Really Loud Music. It was a two-parter, 22-minute episode that features Luna, our rocker teen, but also very much features the whole family – and it’s got a lot of music. It was a much bigger episode, not just length-wise, but also visually as well. It had a lot of music video elements to it and was a lot of fun. So we felt like that episode was firing on all cylinders, so that’s the one that we submitted.

JM: I agree with you completely. A lot of components to that episode. I interviewed Michelle Lewis and Doug Rockwell, the songwriters, around November when that episode aired. And they’re nominated for Outstanding Music Direction & Composition. I could tell that they were thrilled with how the episode turned out.

MR: We all were. Working with Doug and Michelle was amazing. They brought so much to the episode, not just writing the songs (and I think, pretty much, all the lyrics came from them) – really hooked into all the characters and what they were about. They found ways to express those characters through song, and it kind of blew all our minds what an amazing job they did. If production-wise, it was not such a beast that nearly killed us all, we’d love to do more musical episodes.

JM: That’s what they said. They told me they would love to do more music-themed episodes, so we’ll see what happens. You were nominated last year, as you are this year, as Story Editor in the Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program category. There are five writers credited as well. Did you go to the Creative Arts Emmys last year?

MR: Yes, we did go last year. And that was really cool. That was my first time going to the Emmys, and I think for a lot of our writers as well. So it was super fun. We didn’t go home with the award, but it was still pretty awesome, and there were great before and after parties.

JM: And I’m sure it has to be an amazing experience to be among others in the animation community.

MR: Yeah, totally. It’s like a “This is Your Life” experience, where you see everybody you’ve ever worked with. A lot of my career was in New York, so I’ve only been in L.A. for six years or so, which seems almost like a heartbeat. For some of the other people I’ve worked with who have been here for decades, it’s like a big family reunion.

JM: And what would it mean to you to win this year in the Writing category?

MR: It would be a really great honor. We’re up against some really strong shows. The Loud House is very much a script-driven show, as opposed to a board-driven show. We put a lot of care and a lot of thought into our scripts. To have that recognized would be really awesome, and we have a really strong team. We work with a Writer’s Room, as opposed to freelancing stuff out, so we have a very strong group of writers who have been with us for a number of years – who really know these characters. I think that’s been a great way to run the show.

JM: And all the scripts you write are so complex because you have so many characters. Maybe the Emmy community should reward you because you’re writing for so many characters in every episode.

MR: Yeah, definitely. A family of 13, plus our ever-growing group of friends and school characters, and characters around the neighborhood: it’s grown into quite a big world, which is a lot of fun. And I think that’s part of the fun of working on a show that lasts numerous seasons like this one does. You get to keep expanding the world. When we all started on this show, knowing that we were writing for 13 characters, it was a little bit daunting. But it has actually turned out to be a real boon to the writing because it just gives you so many different places to go for ideas, comedy and stories.

JM: You say “expanding the world”. Do you think that’s the main reason why the show has grown over the years?

MR: We started out, in the first season, having this very Lincoln-centric (because of the whole concept of one boy with 10 sisters). So for the first season, almost all the stories were Lincoln’s point of view, and also the notion of the “Loud House”. Everything is in this small house with all these people crammed in it. So that first season, we really tried to milk all the story we could out of that concept. But I think we knew that by the second season, we had to open things up.

We started doing more stories about the sisters – even stories that wouldn’t have Lincoln in them. And then we expanded out to locations across the town and region (specifically suburban Detroit/southeastern Michigan). And I think every season we have expanded a little bit more and gotten to know characters who are not even part of our family, like Lincoln’s best friend, Clyde, and his two dads and all the girls’ friends. There are a lot of places to go, and I feel like we still can keep expanding that world. That’s the great thing about this show – it’s diversity.

JM: When you said, “making it Lincoln-centric”, that made me think about “The Simpsons”. That show started out with a lot of episodes about Bart the first couple of seasons, and then it expanded out to the world of Springfield. Were there other animated family shows that have inspired The Loud House?

MR: Yeah. I think a lot of the inspiration came from old comic strips, things like “Peanuts”. It has a little bit of that retro look about it. Though we’ve ended-up situating the kids in a very modern world with all our technology. So it has a little bit of that retro feel, but also I think is very relatable to present day kids. The other touchpoint for I think a lot of us on the staff and the writing is “The Brady Bunch”, oddly enough.

JM: I love it!

MR: It was a live-action show, and quite a while ago, but we were all influenced by it and that whole notion of a big family and the chaotic-ness of it – but the warmth of it and a lot of heart as well. So that was another inspiration for us.

JM: So many people have called The Loud House Nickelodeon’s most successful animated series since “SpongeBob”. How does hearing a statement like that feel to you?

MR: Pretty incredible. “SpongeBob” is such a massive phenomenon. To be in the footsteps of that is pretty great. I feel really fortunate to be part of this show, and I think we all knew from the beginning that it was something special. And we have a really amazing and very carefully picked group of people that we work with: our cast and crew. So it’s been an amazing experience for me – definitely the most exciting experience I’ve had working on a show.

JM: And I think it’s been resonating, not only with kids in the key 2-11 demo at Nickelodeon, but also older audiences.

MR: That’s super fulfilling to hear that. That’s the kind of ultimate thing that you want to hear: that kids can watch it with their parents, and the parents are not cringing or running from the room – but actually enjoying it. And that’s really satisfying for all of us. And I don’t even think we consciously think, “Okay. We need to have those two-levels” that you look for sometimes in kids shows: there’s the kid level, and there’s the adult level. We kind of take the approach of not writing down to kids at all and looking for stories that we feel are funny. Of course, we want to be sure there’s something that kids relate to in these stories, but… we want to make ourselves laugh as well. So I think that’s how it comes about.

JM: I’m a ratings guy: love looking at those stats. The ratings have been fantastic: around 1.5 million viewers for the first airings of each new episode. But the beauty of Nickelodeon is that the episodes get to air over and over again. So how important are the ratings for the first airings, or does it not really matter because they’re gonna be airing over and over again?

MR: We do re-air a lot. The Loud House is on numerous times almost every day. And I think one of the things that really makes the network happy about The Loud House is that it does really well in its premieres but also does really well in the re-airings. It keeps a really solid number throughout the day and throughout the week. And that’s what you hope and dream for with the show.

JM: So it has been announced that a movie is in the works. And we know that Season 4 is also in the works. Several shows like “SpongeBob” and “The Simpsons” – and “Bob’s Burgers” is dealing with it right now – doing production of the series at the same time as making a movie. How are you guys going about doing that?

MR: Good question. Well, we’re not putting a pause on the series to do the movie. We’ll just be hiring a separate team, basically. One of our The Loud House writers who’s been with us for a long time is going to be writing the movie, and we have some other staff members from our team who will migrate over to the movie – who will help us keep all the important aspects of the series consistent with the movie. But we’ll also have a lot of new people and a director and producers. They’ll be some overlap with our team, but we won’t be asking our team to make a movie at the same time as they’re making a TV series, which would kill everybody, I’m sure. I think we’ve found a way to have the best of both worlds.

JM: That’s good. I’m sure the fans will be happy with that strategy. So for the Daytime Emmys, do you have a speech ready?

MR: I do not have a speech ready. I can tell you that I will try to keep it short because I remember how long the Emmys was last year. It will be short, succinct, really just thanking the amazing team that I work with here if we’re lucky enough to win.


From BSCkids:

The Loud House – Exclusive Interviews With Grey Griffin and Tex Hammond

Photo Credit: Deidrha Fahey

“The Loud House” Season 4 returns in May on Nickelodeon and we got the wonderful opportunity to interview Grey Griffin and Tex Hammond, mother and son duo who lend their voices to the show. Grey voices Lola, Lana, and Lily Loud while Tex voices the star of the show, Lincoln Loud. “The Loud House” was nominated for a total of three Emmy Awards – Outstanding Children’s Animated Series, Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program and Outstanding Music Direction And Composition.

Bringing to life some of the show’s lead characters are mother-son duo Grey Griffin and Tex Hammond. Grey is a voice industry veteran who lends her voice to Lola, Lana, and Lily Loud and Tex voices Lincoln Loud. The pair record together at Nick’s studio in Burbank.

Tex And Grey

BSCKids: So how is it working together on “The Loud House”? And how does it feel to voice siblings instead of your normal mother son relationship?

Grey: Ha! Well, he’s way more mature than I am sometimes…so having him play my big brother doesn’t feel like that much of a stretch!

Tex: I give great advice!

BSCKids: What has been the funniest thing that has happened while you have been recording?

Tex: Sometimes my mom tries to help direct me, and I’m like, “Let’s leave this to the director, shall we?”

Grey: Guilty.

BSCKids: How do you get into character to do your recording?

Tex: It’s easy for me, because I feel like Lincoln and I are similar. I have a 2-year-old sister and a 4-year-old brother, so I’m used to a certain amount of craziness and diaper disasters at home!

Grey: He’s a very sweet big brother, as is Lincoln! Sometimes I get confused as to which sister I’m playing! It’s hard to keep all of those “L-names” straight!

BSCKids: What does a normal day of recording usually entail?

Tex: My dad usually picks me up from school and then we go straight to Nick to meet my mom! I’m usually starving, but the studio has great craft service…and candy…which I only eat a very sensible amount of?

Grey: Don’t eat a bunch of candy, honey!

BSCKids: Besides “The Loud House”, name some of your other favorite characters you have voiced?

Tex: I’ve done guest roles on “Glitch Techs” and I play Astro on a show called “Super Wings” that my baby brother loves! I also play Fangbert on “Vampirina”!

Grey: I loved playing Vicky on “The Fairly Odd Parents” and Sam on “Danny Phantom”. I also have been the voice of Daphne on “Scooby-Doo” for over 20 years. And I’m the new Redhead on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland! Lots of redheads! Ha!

BSCKids: In one sentence, why should people tune in to watch “The Loud House”?

Tex: Watch “The Loud House” if you’d like to see a family that REALLY loves each other and sticks up for each other no matter what!

Grey: That was good, Tex. Same.

BSCKids: If you could guest star on one live action Nickelodeon show, which one would it be and why?

Tex: THE NEW “ALL THAT” SHOW! I have been a fan of sketch comedy forever and I make a ton of funny YouTube videos with different characters…wigs. I’m such a fan of “SNL” and Keenan Thompson. If would be AMAZING to do that show!

Grey: I don’t do live-action! Ha, I guess I’ll wait and see if Tex can get me a part on ALL THAT if his dream comes true!


BSCKids: You must love being able to work with your son. Is there anything you feel that you have to do a bit differently as a parent because you work together?

Grey: I have to be more prepared than I normally am, so I don’t set a bad example. I also have to watch my mouth a bit more…sometimes I’m naughty.

BSCKids: How do you feel that Lola and Lana voices are different? Can you describe what it takes to go between the two of them? With Lily not really talking that much yet, do you actually get lines for her or more of you do what you feel the scene requires?

Grey: Thank goodness, they color-code the highlighter because it can get confusing! With Lily…I just say “poopoo” with different inflections depending on the scenario!


BSCKids: Do you feel like you have anything in common with Lincoln? How would you feel having 10 sisters of your own?

Tex: Well one thing I totally have in common with Lincoln is that the kid who plays Clyde is REALLY one of my REAL-LIFE best friends! HI ANDRE!

I would definitely not want 10 sisters. Two siblings is crazy enough!

BSCKids: How do you fit in the rest of your hobbies and school with the voice acting that you do?

Tex: Well my art is important to me. I’m constantly drawing and posting pics to my Instagram (@texhammond. Sorry! Shameless plug!) and I recently cut back playing video games to only a few hours on Saturdays, so I feel like I have enough time for homework, acting and drawing now! For a while, it was a little nuts…but its way better now! Balance!

Photo Credit: Deidrha Fahey

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Originally published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:21pm GMT.

Additional sources: The Hollywood Reporter (II); Deadline
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