Daytime Emmys Give Children's and Family Shows Their Own Awards Ceremony

The ”Children’s and Family Emmy Awards“ will premiere in 2022, the first expansion of the race since 1979

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The Daytime Emmys are splitting off its children’s and family categories and giving them their own awards show, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday.

The Children’s and Family Emmy Awards” will premiere in 2022 as their own standalone awards show, and it’s the first time the Emmys have expanded the awards race since the Sports Emmy Awards and the News & Documentary Emmy Awards launched in 1979.

“NATAS has always been a leader in recognizing and celebrating excellence in our industry, and nothing is excelling and expanding more dramatically than the children’s and family community. Recent years have seen explosive growth in the quantity and quality of children’s and family programming, and now is the perfect time to acknowledge and honor this impactful content with a dedicated competition and celebration,” Adam Sharp, president and CEO of NATAS said in a statement.

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