Netflix’s ‘Heartstopper’ Takes Home Five Awards at Children’s & Family Emmys

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Kicking off the first ever Children’s & Family Emmys Ceremony with a bang, Netflix’s Heartstopper was the biggest winner this year taking home five awards!

Although the most nominations for a single show this year was eleven, Heartstopper went into this weekend’s awards ceremonies with a respectable nine nominations. These included Outstanding Makeup and Hairstyling, Outstanding Casting for a Live Action Program, Outstanding Writing for a Young Teen Program, Outstanding Young Teen Series, and actor nods in nearly every category they show was eligible for.

The series won the inaugural Emmy for Outstanding Teen Series. Plus, series writer and creator Alice Oseman took home the Emmy for Outstanding Writing, while Daniel Edwards took home the award for Outstanding Casting on the show. An award he certainly deserved, as both of the series’ leads were up for Outstanding Lead Performance and both William Gao and Yasmin Finney earned nods for Outstanding Supporting Performance.

Ultimately, Kit Connor took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Performance in his role as Nick Nelson, while both Gao and Finney lost the Outstanding Supporting Performance Award to Nonso Anozie for his role as Tommy Jepperd in Sweet Tooth. However, the Nelson family swept the room at the awards as Olivia Coleman took home the award for Outstanding Guest Performance for her appearance as Nick’s mother Sarah Nelson.

As one of the only shows taking home more than one award, Heartstopper made history and set the bar for future winners in this new Emmy Ceremony.

See the full list of winners here.

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By LeeAnn
LeeAnn is children's librarian who joined Nerds and Beyond in 2020 as a way to stretch her writing skills and connect with others who have the same pop culture passions as she does. She loves music, reading (obviously), and any TV show that can grab and hold her attention. Currently some of her favorite things to nerd out over include Supernatural, Prodigal Son, Louden Swain and Percy Jackson (books, theater, or upcoming show - lets leave the movies out of it).
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