The 'Black Panther' actress is lauded for her role in 'Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices' while the 'Star Wars' actor picks up a prize for 'Elena of Avalor'.

AceShowbiz - Actors Lupita Nyong'o and Mark Hamill have emerged victorious in the children's and animation categories at the 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Organisation officials kicked off a two-day livestream event on Saturday (17Jul21) to celebrate the winners in the children's and animation, and lifestyle sections, weeks after the main Daytime Emmys ceremony was held in late June.

"Us" star Nyong'o picked up Outstanding Limited Performance in a Children's Program for serving as storyteller in "Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices" while Hamill claimed the prize of Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program for his voice work in "Elena of Avalor".

"The Baby-Sitters Club" star Sophie Grace was named Outstanding Younger Performer in a Children's Program, Parker Simmons landed Outstanding Performer in a Daytime Animated Program for "Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart", and Jace Chapman was awarded Outstanding Principal Performance in a Children's Program for "The Healing Powers of Dude".

Other winners during Saturday's presentation included "The Adventures of Paddington" (Outstanding Preschool Children's Animated Series), "Hilda" (Outstanding Children's Animated Series), "Sesame Street" (Outstanding Directing Team for a Preschool, Children's or Family Viewing Program), and "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe" (Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Animated Program).

Lupita Nyong'o beat Jennifer Barnhart ("Sesame Street"), Derek Gaines "Helpsters", Alicia Silverstone ("The Baby-Sitters Club"), and Tom Wilson ("Sydney to the Max").

Meanwhile, Mark Hamill pushed aside Eric Bauza ("Muppet Babies"), Juliet Donenfeld ("Pete the Cat"), Eric Jacobson ("The Monster at the End of this Story: A Sesame Street Special"), Eric Petersen ("Madagascar: A Little Wild"), and his own co-star Patrick Warburton from "Elena of Avalor".

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