LOS ANGELES - Todd Newton, from The Hub TV Network's top-rated, award-winning original series "Family Game Night," was honored with a Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Game Show Host when the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced this year's winners during the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Newton was also nominated for the award last year.
"Our sincere congratulations to Todd on receiving his first Daytime Emmy® Award," said Margaret Loesch, President and CEO of The Hub. "We're thrilled and honored that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized an exceptional talent from one of our network's signature series."
The award comes on the heels of two previous Daytime Emmy® Awards this year for The Hub's original series "Transformers Prime" - for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. Both honors were announced during the June 17th Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, bringing to three the total number of 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards presented to programming on The Hub. "Transformers Prime" is produced by Hasbro Studios.
Recently renewed for its third season, "Family Game Night" features kids and their families competing for cash, prizes and family vacations as they play larger-than-life versions of classic games including CONNECT 4, SORRY! and BOP IT! The popular family game show is produced by Hasbro Studios.
A complete list of The Hub's 2012 Daytime Emmy® Award winners:
OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST
Todd Newton, "Family Game Night"
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS ANIMATED PROGRAM
Roberto Orci, Executive Producer
Stephen Davis, Executive Producer
Shuzo Shiota, Executive Producer
Alex Kurtzman, Executive Producer
Jeff Kline, Executive Producer
Duane Capizzi, Supervising Producer
Mandy Safavi, Producer
Rafael Ruthchild, Producer
Shinji Santoh, Producer
Meiko Sato, Line Producer
Therese Trujillo, Animation Producer
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION
Christophe Vacher, Supervising Color Designer
About The Hub
THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches more than 64 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Mark J. Kern