List of accolades received by Sesame Street

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List of awards won by Sesame Street
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This is a list of notable awards won by Sesame Street, an American children's television series which has achieved worldwide recognition. Created by the non-profit Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop), and first aired in 1969, the series has been regularly acknowledged for its innovative teaching techniques.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
1970 Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming (Program) David D. Connell, executive producer; Sam Gibbon, Jon Stone, Lutrelle Horne, producers for Sesame Street Won
Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming (Individuals) Joe Raposo, Jeffrey Moss, music and lyrics, for the song This Way to Sesame Street, Sesame Street Won
Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming (Individuals) Jon Stone, Jeff Moss, Ray Sipherd, Jerry Juhl, Dan Wilcox, Dave Connell, Bruce Hart, Carole Hart, and Virginia Schone, writers, for "Sally Sees Sesame Street", the first episode of Sesame Street Won
Outstanding New Series Connell, Gibbon, Stone, Horne for Sesame Street Nominated
1971 Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming (Programs) David Connell, executive producer; Jon Stone, Lutrelle Horne, producers for Sesame Street Won
Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming (individuals) George W. Riesenberger, lighting director for Sesame Street Nominated
1972 Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming (Programs) David D. Connell, executive producer; Jon Stone, producer for Sesame Street Won
Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming (individuals) George W. Riesenberger, lighting director for Sesame Street Nominated
1973 Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming (Entertainment-Fictional) Jon Stone, executive producer, Bob Cunniff, producer for Sesame Street Won
Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming (individuals) Joe Raposo, music director for Sesame Street Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming (individuals) Robert G. Myhrum, director for Sesame Street Nominated
1977 Primetime Outstanding Achievement in Any Area of Creative Technical Crafts Donald Sahlin, Kermit Love, Caroly Wilcox, John Lovelady, Rollie Krewson, costumes and props for the Muppets Won
1979 Primetime Outstanding Children's Program Christmas Eve on Sesame Street: Jon Stone, executive producer; Dulcy Singer, producer Won
Outstanding Individual Achievement (children's program) Christmas Eve on Sesame Street: Dave Clark and Tony Di Giroloma, lighting directors Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement (children's program) Christmas Eve on Sesame Street: Gerri Brioso, graphic artist Nominated
Outstanding Children's Program A Special Sesame Street Christmas: Bob Banner, executive producer Nominated
1980 Primetime Outstanding Children's Program Sesame Street in Puerto Rico: Michael Cozell, producer; Al Hyslop, executive producer Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement (children's program) Sesame Street in Puerto Rico: Nat Mongioi, art director Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement (children's program) Sesame Street in Puerto Rico: Ozzie Alfonso, director Nominated
1984 Primetime Outstanding Children's Program Don't Eat the Pictures Nominated
1989 Primetime Outstanding Special Event Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting: Joe Raposo Nominated
1990 Primetime Outstanding Achievement in Choreography Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music: Jacques d'Amboise Nominated
1990 International Founders Award Children's Television Workshop co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney for her work, including Sesame Street Won
1994 Primetime Outstanding Children's Program Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration: Arlene Sherman, executive producer Nominated
Outstanding Children's Program Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Streets Forever: Franklin Getchall, co-executive producer; Marjorie Kalins, co-executive producer; Joel Lipman, coordinating producer; Marc Sachnoff, producer; Andrew Solt, executive producer; Emily Squires, co-producer; Victoria Strong, producer; Greg Vines, Supervising Producer Nominated
2004 Primetime Outstanding Children's Program The Street We Live On: Dr. Lewis Bernstein, executive producer; Tim Carter, producer; Kevin Clash, co-executive producer; Melissa Dino, producer; Karen Ialacci, producer; Carol-Lynn Parente, producer Nominated
Outstanding Music And Lyrics The Street We Live On: Lou Berger, lyricist; Mike Renzi, composer Nominated

Note that 1988 "Outstanding Children's Program" nominee A Muppet Family Christmas included Sesame Street characters.

Other[edit]

Year Award, Category Nominee Result
1992–1993 Young Artist Awards "Outstanding Youth Host in a TV Magazine, News or Variety Show": Savion Glover Nominated
1998–1999 Young Artist Awards "Best Family Feature Film - Animated": Elmo in Grouchland Nominated
1999 Foreign Language Advocacy Award For multilingual programming and international partner initiatives Received[1]
2007 Common Ground Awards Gary Knell and Sesame Workshop with the Lifetime Achievement Award Received
Unknown Hollywood Walk of Fame Star at 6631 Hollywood Blvd for Jim Henson Received
Unknown Hollywood Walk of Fame Star at 7021 Hollywood Blvd for Big Bird Received

Awards and nominations for international co-productions[edit]

Year Award, Category Nominee Result
1999 Gemini Awards, Best Performance in a Pre-School Program or Series Sheila McCarthy on Sesame Park Won
Gemini Awards, Best Performance in a Pre-School Program or Series Pier Kohl on Sesame Park Nominated
2001 Gemini Awards, Best Pre-School Program or Series Wendy Smith, Duncan Lamb, Susan Sheehan of Sesame Park Won
Gemini Awards, Best Performance in a Pre-School Program or Series Eric Peterson as Old King Cole on Sesame Park Won
Gemini Awards, Best Performance in a Pre-School Program or Series Pier Kohl on Sesame Park Nominated
2006 International Emmy Awards, Children & Young People 5, Rue Sésame Semi-finalist
International Emmy Awards, Children & Young People Plaza Sésamo Semi-finalist

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The James W. Dodge Foreign Language Advocate Award". Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Retrieved August 28, 2014.