‘Daytime’ Streaming Noms

(Above: ‘Roman Atwood’s Day Dreams’ received three Daytime Emmy nominations for YouTube Red)

Netflix has grabbed 51 Daytime Emmy Award nominations and Amazon Prime 49, marking a turnaround from last year when Amazon had 50 but Netflix only 36.

Hulu, shut out last year, received one nomination this year – placing it behind such other streaming services as go90 (nine nominations, all for the series Zac & Mia), YouTube Red (six, led by three nods for Roman Atwood’s Day Dreams), Facebook Watch (three, all for Mind of a Chef), and – with two nods apiece — Broadway HD, Ora TV and VME TV.

Netflix’s total trailed only CBS, with 69 nods, and broadcast syndicators, with 66 combined nominations.

Amazon’s soap opera The Baywhich has already won several Emmys including last year’s trophy for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama, received 15 nominations, up five from last year.

The Bay was again nominated for Digital Daytime Drama, along with Zac & Mia, Netflix’s Eastsiders, fellow Amazon shows Tainted Dreams and Ladies of the Lake, and Vimeo On Demand’s Venice the Series.

Richard Brooks, star of The Rich and The Ruthless, captured Urban Movie Channel’s sole nomination, for Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama. He’ll be competing against The Bay’s Kristos Andrews, Zac & Mia’s Kian Lawley, Eastsiders’ Van Hansis, and Giants’ James Bland (Issa Rae’s YouTube channel).

Amazon and Netflix picked up one nomination each for both Pre-School Children’s Series and Children’s or Family Viewing Series. Amazon’s nods came for Dino Dana and Annedroids respectively, Netflix’s for Julie’s Greenroom and Free Rein.

Netflix received two nods in the Children’s Animated Program category, for Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters and The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show. Amazon got one for Lost in Oz.

In the Pre-School Children’s Animated category, Amazon received three nominations, for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, The Stinky & Dirty Show and Tumble Leaf.

Netflix, meanwhile, got three nods for Special Class Animated Program: All Hail King Julien: ExiledPuss In Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and A StoryBots Christmas .

In other program categories, Roman Atwood’s Day Dreams was nominated for Special Class Series, Mind of a Chef for Culinary Program, Ora TV’s Larry King Now for Talk Show Informative, and VME TV’s SuperLatina with Gaby Natale for Entertainment Program in Spanish.

East Los High received Hulu’s sole nomination in the category Directing Special Class, where Broadway HD’s Disney’s Broadway Hits is also competing, along with Amazon’s An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life.

The 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ostensibly honoring content shown between 2 am and 6 pm local time in 2017, will take place Sunday, April 29, in Pasadena, Calif.  Hosts will be Mario Lopez, from the syndicated series Extraand Sheryl Underwood, from CBS’s The Talk. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences did not provide a time, nor say if the event would be televised or streamed. Two days earlier, the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will also be held in Pasadena.

For all the nominations, visit Emmy Online.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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