The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced on March 21, less than three weeks after the Oscars where “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture and Best Director, but already Guillermo Del Toro is eyeing more awards hardware. His Netflix animated series “Trollhunters” earned three Daytime Emmy bids, including Best Children’s Animated Series. As a producer of the series Del Toro would be a winner if it prevails. It would be his second Emmy in as many years.
The series follows a teenage boy who discovers a magic amulet that chooses him to become a Trollhunter who defends the world of humans and the world of trolls. It debuted its 26-episode first season in December 2016 and won six Daytime Emmys out of nine nominations in 2017. Those victories included a voice-acting prize for Kelsey Grammer and a directing award for Del Toro and Rodrigo Blaas. However, it ended up losing Best Special Class Animated Program to the short film “Taking Flight.”
“Trollhunters” returned for a 13-episode second season in December 2017, and though it only has a third as many Daytime Emmy nominations — Children’s Animated Series, Writing for an Animated Program and Sound Editing in an Animated Program — it’s up against different competition in its top category. Where last year it tried its hand in the Special Class animation race, now it’s competing for Children’s Animated Series against “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show,” “Wild Kratts” and the defending champ in the category “Lost in Oz,” which has only one other nomination this year, for its sound mixing. In fact, “Trollhunters” is the most nominated program in this category.
Do you think “Trollhunters” will win Del Toro his second Emmy to go along with his two Oscars for producing and directing “The Shape of Water”?
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