1 The Muppet Mindset: Sesame Dominates Daytime Emmys and Muppets Host Comedy Festival

May 10, 2012

Sesame Dominates Daytime Emmys and Muppets Host Comedy Festival

Big news came yesterday on the fronts for both Sesame Street and the Muppets. The nominees for The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced yesterday and, as usual, Sesame Street swept the children's TV categories, garnering an incredible 16 total nominations, including nominations for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series, and nominations for our friends Kevin Clash (Elmo) and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby), as well as our hero Caroll Spinney (Big Bird). Check below for a full break down of all 16 nominations for Sesame Street:
  • Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series: Leslie Cararra-Rudolph as Abby Cadabby
  • Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series:Kevin Clash as Elmo
  • Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series:Caroll Spinney as Big Bird
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Original Song – Children's and Animation: “Don't Give Up”
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – Live Action: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Special Class Directing: Kevin Clash, Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Special Class Writing: Christine Ferraro, Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control: Sesame Street
  • Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series: Sesame Street
It seems that Sesame Street is once again poised to bring home quite a few little golden statues at this year's ceremony with Creative Arts Emmys presented on June 17th and regular Daytime Emmys on June 23rd. We also should mention that The Jim Henson Company's Sid the Science Kid scored a nomination for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series as well! Our huge congratulations to everyone involved!

The Muppets also released huge news yesterday, as it was revealed that Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and the entire Muppet gang will be a major part of this year's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada! On July 26th, the Muppets will be performing LIVE for the festival audience where they will host two galas on the 26th at 7:00 and 10:00pm. It's sure to be a major event with plenty of wonderful Muppet mayhem, so if you're near Montreal, get your tickets and go see the Muppets!! Stay tuned to The Muppet Mindset for more information on this exciting development as it comes!

Now if you'll excuse me... I have to find the cheapest way to get to Canada. Anyone know of any geese flying north this summer?






The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, muppetmindset@gmail.com

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