HomeTV40th Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsControversial Ex-Elmo Performer Kevin Clash Receives Daytime Emmy Nomination Jamey Giddens May 1, 2013 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Elmo, PBS, Sesame Street 4 Comments The man accused of tickling a whole lot more than Elmo received a Daytime Emmy nomination today. Ex-Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash is nominated for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series. Clash, who has had multiple legal actions filed against him, alleging sexual relationships with teenage boys, will compete against Jeff Corwin, host of Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin; and fellow Sesame Street-ers Joey Mazzarino (Papa Bear, Murray Monster, Blogg and AM Carson Daly) and David Rudman (Cookie Monster and Two-Headed Monster). Photo by PR Photos 4 Responses nt40windows May 2, 2013 Congrats! Log in to Reply kbirdusa May 2, 2013 I wonder if you’d be so quick to say “Congrats” if Clash were accused of having sexual relationships with underage teenaged girls? Log in to Reply GHvetfan May 2, 2013 He is innocent until proven guilty. Thst is the American way. Congrats!! I love me my Elmo. Log in to Reply Steph Foster May 2, 2013 If a convicted child rapist like Roman Polanski can win an Oscar after the fact, then an accused-but-not-yet-convicted Clash can get a Daytime Emmy nomination. It’s about the work, not the character of the person behind the work. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.