Disney Wins 22 Children’s & Family Emmy Awards in 2023

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Disney Wins 22 Children’s & Family Emmy Awards in 2023

Last weekend, the 2023 Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmys were held by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Disney-affiliated projects achieved remarkable success, securing 22 awards from a record setting total of 94 nominations.

Disney+’s “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” and Disney Channel’s “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” emerged as leading winners, each clinching four awards.

“Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures,” “Baymax!,” and Marvel’s “I Am Groot” each earned two wins, contributing to Disney’s impressive overall performance at the event.

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Here is the full list of winners for Disney:

Outstanding Children or Family Viewing Series:

The Muppets Mayhem (Disney+)

Outstanding Young Teen Series

The Crossover (Disney+)

Outstanding Fictional Special

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+)

Outstanding Children’s or Young Teen Animated Series

Zootopia+ (Disney+)

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Outstanding Animated Special

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Moon Girl Landing (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Short Form Program

I Am Groot (Disney+)

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Preschool Children’s or Young Teen Program

Tony Hale as Mr. Benedict
The Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+)

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Preschool Children’s or Young Teen Program

Mykal-Michelle Harris as Alice Baxter
Raven’s Home (Disney Channel)

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Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Disney Channel)
Kaz Aiwaza – Color Script Artist/Background Paint Lead

Outstanding Writing for an Animated Children’s or Young Teen Program

Baymax! (Disney+)
Screenplay – Cirocco Dunlap

Outstanding Voice Directing for an Animated Series

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Disney Channel)
Voice Director – Sam Riegel

Outstanding Original Song for a Children’s or Young Teen Program

“Finally Free” – High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+)
Composer & Lyricists – Joshua Bassett, Tova Litvin, Doug Rockwell

Outstanding Main Title

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Disney Channel)
Production Designer – Sean Jimenez
Art Director – Christopher Whittier
Character Design Lead – Jose Lopez
Supervising Director – Ben Juwono
Animation Lead – Kat Kosmala
Animation Director – Jen Dickinson

Outstanding Editing for a Preschool Animated Program

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures (Disney+)
Editors – Danielle Altura, Zachary Bulman, Pamela Cabrera, Petrus Gammelgard

Outstanding Editing for an Animated Program

Baymax! (Disney+)
Editors – Sarah Reimers, Shannon Stein

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures (Disney+)
Re-Recording Mixers – Fil Brown, Melissa Ellis
Supervising Sound Editor – Heather Olsen, MPSE
Foley Mixer – David Bonilla, MPSE
Foley Artist – John “J” Lampinen
Dialogue Editor – Robbi Smith, MPSE

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Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing for an Animated Program

I Am Groot (Disney+)
Supervising Sound Editor – Coya Elliott
Re-Recording Mixer – Tony Villaflor
Sound Designer – Kyrsten Mate
Score Supervisor/Supervising Music Editor – Anele Onyekwere
Music Editor – Tom Kramer
Dialogue Editor and ADR Editor – James Spencer
Sound Effects Editor – Malcolm Fife
Foley Artists – Shelley Roden MPSE, John Roesch MPSE
Foley Mixer – Scott Curtis

Outstanding Casting for an Animated Program

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Disney Channel)
Casting Directors – Tatiana Bull, Aaron Drown, Jennifer Trujillo

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

The Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+)
Production Designer – Cynthia Charette
Art Director – Nathan Ogilvie
Set Decorator – Amber Haley

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+)
Costume Designer – Judianna Makovsky

Outstanding Hairstyling and Makeup

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+)
Hair Department Head – Cassie Russek
Key Hairstylist – Amber Hamilton
Co-Key Hairstylist – Monique Hyman
Hairstylists – Kat Drazen, Stephanie Fenner, Dugg Kirkpatrick, Sean Smith, Linda Traxler, Dawn Turner
Background Supervisor – Raissa Patton
Makeup Department Head – Alexei Dmitriew
Key Makeup Artists – Melissa Meinhart, Scott Stoddard, LuAndra Whitehurst
Makeup Artists – Nicole Amos, Jane Galli, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Michelle Miller, Jon Moore, Mike Ornelaz, Beate Petruccelli, Robin Pritchard, Mark Ross, Matt Sprunger, Cale Thomas, Adam Walls, Samantha Ward
Makeup Artist/Department Coordinator – Amanda Sprunger
Special Effects Designers – Shane Mahan, Lindsay MacGowan

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Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Live Action Program

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+)
Stunt Coordinator – Heidi Moneymaker
Co-Stunt Coordinator – Wayne Dalglish

Congratulations to all the winners! You can catch these titles and more streaming on Disney+.


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