Apple TV+ shows including 'Ghostwriter' and 'Helpsters' pick up 17 Daytime Emmy nominations

Ghostwriter Unit Photo
Ghostwriter Unit Photo (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Four Apple TV+ shows have been nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards.
  • The shows are Ghostwriter, Helpsters, Snoopy in Space, and Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10.
  • Awards include Outstanding Writing across the board.

Four Apple TV+ family shows have been nominated for a total of 17 Daytime Emmy awards.

As reported by Deadline:

ABC's venerable soap General Hospital leads all shows and CBS and Amazon Prime Video top all networks in nominations for the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which were unveiled Thursday. Winners will be revealed June 26 during a live virtual ceremony on CBS, returning the awards show to broadcast primetime for the first time since 2011.CBS led all networks with 57 nominations, followed by Amazon with 55. Among newcomers, Apple TV+ scored 17 noms for its programming including for its Ghostwriters, Helpsters, and Snoopy in Space; while Facebook Watch took four noms overall including two for Red Table Talk in the Outstanding Informative Talk Show and Host categories.

Apple's Ghostwriter was nominated for eight total Emmy's making it the joint-fifth most-recognized show in the lineup. The nominations are for Outstanding Writing for a Children's or Young Adult Program, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Main Titles, Lighting, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Costume Design, and Special Effects.

Helpsters was nominated for Outstanding Preschool Children's Series, Outstanding Writing, Single Camera Editing, Costume Design, and Special Effects. Snoopy in Space and Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10 were both nominated for Outstanding Short Format Children's Program, Outstanding Special Class Short Format, Writing, and Single Camera Editing.

The recognition shows that whilst Apple TV+ may not have the most subscribers or the largest content catalog of any streaming service available, Apple's focus on good, high-quality original content seems to have paid off a least somewhat, as evidenced by these nominations. Later this year, Emmys for primetime shows will be awarded, and Apple will likely be hoping that its adult shows will also enjoy similar or perhaps even greater success.

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  • I checked out some shows on AppleTV+ as it was free since I bought a new iPhone 11 last fall. I watched the entire season of "See" and found it ridiculous, some aspects of the show were totally ridiculous considering everyone in it was supposed to be blind, i.e. how does one capture and break a horse without being able to see, let alone ride it through the forest and not be dragged off by low-hanging branches or de-capitated. It was totally unrealistic. Then I watched "Servant", a series photographed so darkly as to be impossible to see the actors or what they were doing most of the time. I suppose that was done to aid in creating a sinister atmosphere, but I wondered how those people could function in that gloomy house with only one small lightbulb going at any given time? At the end of the season, the story line was tied up well enough that I don't need to worry about a second season, which I suspect is going to wander off in various other directions unnecessarily. It ended well enough for me. I tried some other shows but did not find anything worth staying around for. "Defending Jacob" started off well enough, but has added way too many side-plots so that the original story line has been superseded. I am experiencing subscription fatigue in the coronavirus pandemic, so it's time to cull the services I am paying for, and AppleTV+ just doesn't have the compelling content yet to keep it around.