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May 15, 1998 – Bill Nye Wins Daytime Emmy

Bill Nye displays his Emmy statuette during the1998 Daytime Emmy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Friday, May 15, 1998. Nye won for "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series" for his role in "Bill Nye the Science Guy." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

“Science Rules!”

On May 15, 1998, the 25th Daytime Emmy Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The science program Bill Nye the Science Guy, distributed by Disney, won five Emmy awards, including one for Bill Nye as Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series. The series also won for Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Sound Mixing, and Outstanding Single Camera Editing. This was the second win for several of these categories, and the first for Nye as Outstanding Performer; the series would go on to win Outstanding Children’s Series the following year.

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