YouTube Originals has received some encouraging validation today in the form of five Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
In the ‘Outstanding Educational Or Informational Series’ category, YouTube was recognized for Jake Roper’s Could You Survive The Movies, which puts fictional movie concepts to the scientific test, and Glad You Asked, in which Vox journalists ventured to answer some of YouTube’s most-searched-for questions.
Marques Brownlee’s Retro Tech — exploring the greatest vintage tech-driven products — was nominated in the ‘Outstanding Special Class Series’ category; Mind Field: What Is the Scariest Thing? — a special episode of the larger Mind Field franchise exploring where fear comes from — was nominated for ‘Outstanding Writing For A Special Class Special’; and Stonewall Riots documentary Stonewall Outloud was nominated for ‘Outstanding Directing Special Class’.
The 47th Daytime Emmy Awards, hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), will air on CBS on June 26 at 8 pm ET. In the meantime, YouTube has also updated its dedicated ‘For Your Consideration’ channel to promote nominated series for prospective Emmy voters.
“We are beyond thrilled to see our original content be recognized by Academy members, particularly among a highly competitive pool of new programming,” Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of original content, said in a statement. “This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the creators, actors, writers, producers, and directors who passionately brought these truly fantastic series and specials to life.”
Though the Daytime Emmys are far less prestigious than their Primetime counterparts, these aren’t YouTube’s first Daytime nominations. In 2018, since-renamed YouTube Red received six nods, including three for Roman Atwood’s Day Dreams, and one apiece for Colin Furze‘s Furze World Wonders, VSauce‘s Mind Field, and Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force.