‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Nominated For Best Animated Children’s Series Emmy Award

Prodigy poster released on Star Trek Day 2022

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.

Original Paramount+ launch poster for Prodigy

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.

Prodigy poster from Star Trek Day 2022

UPDATE: Congratulations

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.



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.


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Well deserved! My kids love watching this show and I hope it gets them more interested in other Star Trek shows.

Well-deserved recognition. Congratulations!!

Excellence news! I would have LOVED a show like this as a kid. It’s better than other kids shows I’ve seen these days, while really capturing the spirit of the franchise. They are also very careful not to have a “body count” in that most of the enemies dispatched are really machines and stuff. I’d be pretty comfortable showing a show like this to my kids. Too bad I have zero interest in having kids of my own.

Well deserved, if expected. (I would have been taken aback if they didn’t get the nomination.”

Coherent, well thought through and consistent right out of the gate.

Pretty much the first serialized Star Trek product to achieve this.

Secret Hideout, and Paramount, should be taken positive lessons learned from this one and apply them to any future serialized live-action series.

Congrats to Star Trek Prodigy as it’s well deserved and it’s up there with Star Trek: TAS.

Will chime in with the others and also say well deserved. When you can get a bunch of middle age people this involved in a show meant for 8 year olds you know you are doing something right lol. Prodigy honors Star Trek in a way that’s different but still keep to all its basic tenets fans love about the franchise. It’s very successful of what fans want, different…but the same. ;)

On a personal note, I’m just happy they made a show that was made for kids as a gateway to the bigger universe and hopefully will get them to watch all the other shows and films as they age.

I have no idea how it stacks up against its competition, but this is well-deserved, and I hope it wins.