The CW Television Network broadcasts the event live from the Orpheum Theatre beginning at 8 PM (ET). Theatre-related nominees include John Tartaglia's "Johnny and the Sprites" for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series, which also earned nominations for Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction and Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography. Tartaglia — of Avenue Q fame — is currently on Broadway in the Tony-nominated Shrek the Musical.
Former Beauty and the Beast star Jacob Young is nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Drama for his work on "All My Children." Both Joan Rivers (for "Arthur") and Vanessa Williams (for "Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies") are nominated for Outstanding Performing in an Animated Program. "Sesame Street" puppeteer Martin P. Robinson, of the Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, is nominated for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series.
Whoopi Goldberg and her co-hosts of "The View" received an Outstanding Talk Show Host nomination, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade earned nominations for Outstanding Special Class Special.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to "Sesame Street" for its 40 years of educating and entertaining children.
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