Star Trek: Prodigy has been honored with a major nomination by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Prodigy has been nominated for Outstanding Animated Series for the first ever Children’s & Family Emmy Awards. The Trek series aimed at younger audiences is going up against City of Ghosts, The Cuphead Show!, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, and A Tale Dark & Grimm.
Children’s and family shows were previously included in the Daytime Emmy Awards. And Prodigy creators and executive producers Dan and Kevin Hageman have four previous Daytime Emmy nominations including a win for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program for their series Trollhunters.
While Star Trek shows are regularly recognized for Emmys, there have been only a handful of Outstanding Series nominations. Prodigy joins Star Trek: The Animated Series, which was nominated for the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Children’s Series in 1974 and 1975 (winning in 1975). Lower Decks, Trek’s other current animated series, was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2021 for Outstanding Sound Editing.
The inaugural Children’s & Family Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, December 10 (Creative Arts) and Sunday, December 11 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
The first season of Prodigy launched in October 2021 and the second half of season one debuted last week.
Series star Kate Mulgrew offered her congratulations in response to a tweet from the Hageman brothers offering their praise to the team behind the show.
I’m absolutely thrilled – #StarTrekProdigy is extraordinary animation created and driven by a singularly gifted team, Kevin and Dan Hageman.
Congrats to Team Prodigy on this stellar achievement! ✨🚀
Truly, we've only just begun. https://t.co/vVkDeNcKEx
— Kate Mulgrew (@TheKateMulgrew) November 1, 2022
New episodes of Prodigy debut on Thursdays exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., and on Fridays in Latin America, Australia, and the U.K. The series will air later in the year in South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland.