On Thursday, March 16, 2000, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the Daytime Emmy Awards. The 27th annual event highlights the best in daytime television where animation makes much of its home. Besides the specific categories for animation, animated TV series have a strong presence in various other areas of recognition. BLUE'S CLUES racked up nominations for Outstanding Directing In A Children's Series, Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series and Outstanding Writing In A Children's Series. For Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction And Composition, composers Shirley Walker, Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis were nominated for BATMAN BEYOND; composers Richard Stone, Steve Bernstein, Julie Bernstein, Tim Kelly and Gordon Goodwin were nominated for HISTERIA!; composer Lolita Ritmanis was nominated for THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES "Fish Story" episode; and Michael McDaniel was nominated for THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES "In The Brightest Day" episode. The nomination for Outstanding Achievement In Sound Editing - Special Class saw the animated series BATMAN BEYOND, DISNEY'S HERCULES, HISTERIA!, THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES and ROUGHNECKS - STARSHIP TROOPERS CHRONICLES appear on the list. Animated shows making the cut for Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing - Special Class were ARTHUR, BATMAN BEYOND, MEN IN BLACK and THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES. The Fox Family Channel broadcast of ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN garnered an Outstanding Original Song nomination for "Why Not Be Happy." Listed below are all the nominees in the three animation categories. The awards will air at 9 pm on ABC, from Radio City in New York, on Friday, May 19, 2000.
Outstanding Children's Animated Program ARTHUR DISNEY'S DOUG MAURICE SENDAK'S LITTLE BEAR THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES STEVEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS: PINKY, ELMYRA AND THE BRAIN
Outstanding Special Class Animated Program ANGELA ANACONDA BATMAN BEYOND DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSEWORKS WILLIAM JOYCE'S ROLIE POLIE OLIE THE SYLVESTER & TWEETY MYSTERIES
Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program French Stewart (DISNEY'S HERCULES) James Woods (DISNEY'S HERCULES) Pam Grier (THE EMPRESS' NIGHTINGALE (HAPPILY EVER AFTER: FAIRY TALES
FOR EVERY CHILD) Robert Guillaume (THE EMPRESS' NIGHTINGALE (HAPPILY EVER AFTER: FAIRY
TALES FOR EVERY CHILD) Nathan Lane (GEORGE AND MARTHA)