Daytime Emmys 2021: Courteney Cox, Zac Efron Among Children's, Animation and Lifestyle Nominees
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Winners of these categories will be celebrated in two livestreamed events on July 17 and 18 with Mark Hamill vying for the Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program nod.

AceShowbiz - Courteney Cox, Zac Efron and Mark Hamill have landed nods for the Children's & Animation and Lifestyle Daytime Emmys.

Officials at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the upcoming categories on Monday, June 28, three days after the first round of the Daytime Emmys were handed out on Friday.

The latest Emmys will be celebrated in two livestreamed events on July 17 and 18, with Efron's Netflix travel show "Down to Earth with Zac Efron" up for Outstanding Travel, Adventure & Nature Program, and Cox's "9 Months with Courteney Cox" in the running for Outstanding Short Form Daytime Non-Fiction program.

"Star Wars" icon Hamill's performance, as Vuli in Disney Channel's "Elena of Avalor", has landed him an Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program nomination. Other notable nominees included Lupita Nyong'o for "Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices", Andy Serkis for "Letter for the King" and Wanda Sykes for "Noah's Arc: The 'Rona Chronicles."

Meanwhile, "Doomsday", "Finding Love in Quarantine", "The Girl In Apartment 15", "Rekindling Christmas", and "Take My Heart" will compete for Outstanding Daytime Fiction Program, and "Alexa & Katie", "Dash & Lily", "The Hardy Boys", "Julie and the Phantoms", and "Trinkets" are up for Outstanding Young Adult Series.

These announcement of nominees came after "Jeopardy!" collected best game show kudo and Outstanding Game Show Host award for its late host Alex Trebek. At the first round, Kelly Clarkson has also taken home Best Entertainment Talk Host prize, while her show "The Kelly Clarkson Show" claimed best entertainment talk show.

Here are some of the major category nominees for the Daytime Emmy Awards' Childrens & Animation and Lifestyle categories:

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM

  • "Doomsday" (Vimeo)
  • "Finding Love in Quarantine" (Pure Flix Digital)
  • "The Girl In Apartment 15" (Amazon Prime Video)
  • "Rekindling Christmas" (Amazon Prime Video)
  • "Take My Heart" (YouTube.com)

OUTSTANDING YOUNG ADULT SERIES

OUTSTANDING CULINARY SERIES

  • "Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro" (Food Network)
  • "Lidia's Kitchen" (PBS)
  • "Lucky Chow" (PBS)
  • "Mise En Place" (Eater)
  • "Pati's Mexican Table" (PBS)
  • "tasteMAKERS" (PBS)
  • "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" (Food Network)

OUTSTANDING LIFESTYLE SERIES

  • "George to the Rescue" (NBC)
  • "Home Made Simple with Laila Ali" (OWN)
  • "Legacy List with Matt Paxton" (PBS)
  • "Open House" (NBC)
  • "Skin Decision: Before and After" (Netflix)
  • "Small Business Revolution" (Hulu)

OUTSTANDING TRAVEL, ADVENTURE AND NATURE PROGRAM

  • "Down to Earth with Zac Efron" (Netflix)
  • "Long Way Up" (Apple TV Plus)
  • "Real Rail Adventures: Swiss International Hubs" (PBS)
  • "Samantha Brown's Places To Love" (PBS)
  • "Tiny Creatures" (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTIONAL AND HOW-TO PROGRAM

  • "Ask This Old House" (PBS)
  • "Dream Home Makeover" (Netflix)
  • "Get Organized with The Home Edit" (Netflix)
  • "I Like To Make Stuff" (YouTube.com)
  • "This Old House" (PBS)

OUTSTANDING ARTS AND POPULAR CULTURE PROGRAM

  • "The American Athlete" (Syndicated)
  • "Articulate with Jim Cotter" (PBS)
  • "Behind the FX" (Netflix)
  • "Broadway Master Class" (Broadway on Demand)
  • "Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter" (SundanceTV)

OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM IN SPANISH

  • "Cafe CNN" (CNN en Espanol)
  • "Despierta" America (Univision)
  • "Destinos" (CNN en Espanol)
  • "El Gordo y la Flaca" (Univision)
  • "Nuestro Mundo" (CNN en Espanol)
  • "Un Nuevo Dia" (Telemundo)
  • "Pan Y Circo" (Amazon Prime Video)

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM DAYTIME NON-FICTION PROGRAM

  • "9 Months with Courteney Cox" (Facebook Watch)
  • "Booktube" (YouTube Originals)
  • "Fundamental. Gender Justice. No Exceptions." (YouTube Originals)
  • "Prideland" (PBS)
  • "Self-Evident" (PBS)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM

  • Sarah Brown, as Laurie Smith, "Studio City" (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Midori Francis, as Lily, "Dash & Lily" (Netflix)
  • Jade Harlow, as Lianna Ramos, "The Bay" (Popstar! TV)
  • Sharon Lawrence, as Miranda Cryer, "The Gaze" (Facebook Watch, YouTube)
  • Karrueche Tran, as Vivian Johnson-Garrett, "The Bay" (Popstar! TV)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM

  • Kristos Andrews, as Pete Garrett, "The Bay' (Popstar! TV)
  • Gjis Blom, as Prince Viridian, "The Letter for the King" (Netflix)
  • Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, as Cameran Sanders, "A House Divided" (UMC (ALLBLK))
  • Sean Kanan, as Sam Stevens / Dr Pierce Hartley, "Studio City" (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Mark Christopher Lawrence, as Hector, "$tack$" (YouTube.com)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM

  • Carolyn Hennesy, as Gloria Winton, "Studio City" (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Alicia Leigh-Willis, as Avery Garrett, "The Bay" (Popstar! TV)
  • Jodi Long, as Mrs. Basil E, "Dash & Lily" (Netflix)
  • Tiffani Thiessen, as Lori Mendoza, "Alexa & Katie" (Netflix)
  • Jacklyn Zeman, as Sofia Madison, "The Bay" (Popstar! TV)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM

  • Neil Crone, as Mr. Leopold, "Endlings" (Hulu)
  • Cheyenne Jackson, as Caleb Covington, "Julie and the Phantoms" (Netflix)
  • Mike Manning, as Caleb McKinnon, "The Bay” (Popstar! TV)
  • Eric Nelsen, as Daniel Garrett, "The Bay" (Popstar! TV)
  • Tristan Rogers, as Daniel DOC Smith, "Studio City" (Amazon Prime Video)

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER PERFORMER IN A DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM

  • Isaac Arellanes, as Ruben Reyna, "Ghostwriter" (Apple TV Plus)
  • Arista Arhin, as Sam, "Lockdown" (YouTube.com)
  • Bianca D'Ambrosio, as Frankie Sanders, "The Bay" (Popstar! TV)
  • Chiara D’Ambrosio, as Regan Sanders, "The Bay" (Popstar! TV)
  • Madison Reyes, as Julie, "Julie and the Phantoms" (Netflix)
  • Amir Wilson, as Tiuri, "The Letter for the King" (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME PROGRAM HOST

  • Carly Ciarrocchi, Charlie Engelman, "Weird But True" (National Geographic Kids)
  • Jeff Corwin, "Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin" (Syndicated)
  • Zac Efron, "Down to Earth with Zac Efron" (Netflix)
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Erica Hill, Van Jones, "CNN/Sesame Street Town Halls" (CNN)
  • Brandon McMillan, "Lucky Dog with Brandon McMillan" (CBS)

OUTSTANDING PRESCHOOL, CHILDREN'S OR FAMILY VIEWING PROGRAM

  • "The Baby-Sitters Club" (Netflix)
  • "Dino Dana The Movie" (Amazon Prime Video)
  • "Mo Willems and the Storytime All-Stars" (HBO Max)
  • "Present: Don't Let the Pigeon Do Storytime! Odd Squad" (PBS)
  • "The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special" (HBO Max)
  • "Sesame Street" (HBO)

OUTSTANDING PRESCHOOL CHILDREN'S ANIMATED SERIES

  • "The Adventures of Paddington" (Nickelodeon)
  • "Elinor Wonders Why" (PBS)
  • "Esme & Roy" (HBO Max)
  • "Stillwater" (Apple TV Plus)
  • "Trash Truck" (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S ANIMATED SERIES

  • "Amphibia" (Disney Channel)
  • "Craig of the Creek" (Cartoon Network)
  • "Hilda" (Netflix)
  • "Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts" (Netflix)
  • "Tales of Arcadia: Wizards" (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS DAYTIME ANIMATED PROGRAM

  • "Adventure Time: Distant Lands OBSIDIAN" (HBO Max)
  • "Angela's Christmas Wish" (Netflix)
  • "Baba Yaga" (Baobab Studios)
  • "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth" (Apple TV Plus)
  • "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I am Madam President" (PBS)

OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL SERIES

  • "CNN/Sesame Street Town Halls" (CNN)
  • "Deadly Engineering" (Amazon Prime Video)
  • "Glad You Asked" (YouTube Originals)
  • "The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation" (CBS)
  • "Life 2.0" (Syndicated)
  • "PBS KIDS Talk About" (PBS)

OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE IN A CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

  • Jace Chapman, as Noah, "The Healing Powers of Dude" (Netflix)
  • Emilie Cocquerel, as Sandy, "The New Legends of Monkey" (Netflix)
  • Ryan Dillon, as Elmo, "Sesame Street" (HBO)
  • Nathan Lovejoy, as Principal Swift, "Gabby Duran & the Unsittables" (Disney Channel)
  • Tyler Sanders, as Leo, "Just Add Magic: Mystery City" (Amazon Prime Video)

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER PERFORMER IN A CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

  • Issac Ryan Brown, as Booker, "Raven's Home" (Disney Channel)
  • Sophie Grace, as Kristy Thomas, "The Baby-Sitters Club" (Netflix)
  • Sky Katz, as Tess, "Raven's Home" (Disney Channel)
  • Navia Robinson, as Nia, "Raven's Home" (Disney Channel)
  • Christian J. Simon, as Leo, "Sydney to the Max" (Disney Channel)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMER IN A PRESCHOOL ANIMATED PROGRAM

  • Eric Bauza, as Fozzie, "Muppet Babies" (Disney Junior)
  • Mark Hamill, as Vuli, "Elena of Avalor" (Disney Channel)
  • Juliet Donenfeld, as Sally Squirrel, "Pete the Cat" (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Eric Jacobson, as Grover "The Monster at the End of this Story: A Sesame Street Special" (HBO Max)
  • Eric Peterson, as Ant'ney, "Madagascar: A Little Wild" (Hulu and Peacock)
  • Patrick Warburton, as Grand Macaw, "Elena of Avalor" (Disney Channel)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMER IN A DAYTIME ANIMATED PROGRAM

  • Eric Bauza, as Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck, "Looney Tunes Cartoons" (HBO Max)
  • Tom Kenny, as SpongeBob SquarePants, "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Nickelodeon)
  • Tress MacNeille, as Dot, "Animaniacs" (Hulu)
  • Sir Jonathan Pryce, as Grandpa Sid, "Piney: The Lonesome Pine" (Disney Junior and Disney Channel)
  • Parker Simmons, as Mao Mao, King Snugglemagne, Slim Pigguns, Guard, "Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart" (Cartoon Network)

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