‘In Space with Markiplier’ is one of YouTube’s two nominees for the first Emmy Awards for Children and Families

For the first time, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences splits children’s programming into its own show. The inauguration Emmy for Kids and Family will take place over two days in December, and Youtube will be rooting for both nominated shows he distributed.

One of these YouTube Originals is In space with Markiplier. The two-part series, which used a choose-your-own format, arrived on YouTube Kids in April. Its titular star, whose real name is Marc Fischbachnegotiated a streak of interstellar peril with the help of its trusty crew (that is, viewers like you).

In the spaceVanity earned him a nomination in the Outstanding Interactive Media category at the Children & Family Emmy Awards. The show’s star pointed out the snap on Twitter.

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The other nominee for being from YouTube is Tab timea delicious series hosted by the actress and chef Tabitha Brown. After is playing its second season earlier this year, Tab time landed two Emmy nominations: one for Outstanding Preschool Series and another for Outstanding Host. Brown, like Fischbach, was quick to share his enthusiasm. She celebrated the pair of nods from her show in a Shorts clip.

While YouTube should be happy with its multiple nominations, the Kids & Family Emmys are dominated by subscription streaming services. netflix led all distributors with a huge 82 applications. Disney+ hung 59 nods, AppleTV+ added 17, HBO Max won 14 (mainly thanks to sesame street), and Hulu picked up seven.

Compared to these services, YouTube’s number of kid-friendly Emmys will be small. Even a single win would bolster the original content strategy of the Google-owned platform. Although YouTube reduced its programming in early 2022, it continued its commitment to family-friendly shows and content from black creators. Two programs that resulted from these misplaced investments can now claim glory in the form of Emmy statuettes.

The TV Academy announced the new Emmy Award subdivision in November 2021. Previously, children and family programming was celebrated during the Daytime Emmys, which will take place for the 50th time next year. Prizes for all ages will now be awarded over two nightson December 10 and 11.

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