2021 Daytime Emmy: "Paddington", "Hilda", "Animaniacs" win big

The winners of the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in children's and animation programming, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), were announced on Saturday in a live-streamed ceremony. Read on for our analysis of the animation categories.

Hilda was named best children's animated series, an award for which it had previously been nominated in 2019; it (jointly) won a second award for editing.

Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Paddington, featuring the perennially popular bear, won best preschool children's animated series and a second award for its writing.

But the biggest winner of the night was Hulu's Animaniacs reboot, which took home four prizes.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we can say that Netflix and Disney dominate the list. Of the 25 winners, eight were Netflix shows, eight on platforms owned by Disney (four for Hulu, two for Disney Channel, two for Disney+). Netflix won for five different productions, Disney for four.

When the nominations were announced, we pointed out that streaming platforms had received marginally more than linear broadcasters. That skew is more pronounced among the winners: streamers won 17 awards, networks only six. (Two went to the vr project and film Baba Yaga, from prolific Emmy winners Baobab Studios.)

Here are the animation winners:

The Adventures of Paddington - Nickelodeon

Hilda - Netflix

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth - Apple TV+

Mark Hamill, as Vuli - Elena of Avalor - Disney Channel

Parker Simmons, as Mao Mao, King Snugglemagne, Slim Pigguns, Guard - Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart - Cartoon Network

The Adventures of Paddington - Nickelodeon

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe - Disney+

Go! Go! Cory Carson - Netflix

Baba Yaga - Baobab Studios

Animaniacs - Hulu

The Tom & Jerry Show - Boomerang

Animaniacs - Hulu

Elena of Avalor - Disney Channel

Tales of Arcadia: Wizards - Netflix

Stillwater - Apple TV+

Animaniacs - HuluHilda - Netflix (joint winners)

Dragons Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing - Netflix

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Disney+