11-Year-Old Girl From Weston Wins Daytime Emmy For 'Peg + Cat'

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Hayley Negrin of Weston, second from right, poses with her Emmy and other winners from 'Peg + Cat.'
Hayley Negrin of Weston, second from right, poses with her Emmy and other winners from 'Peg + Cat.' Photo Credit: Jennifer Oxley ‏viat Twitter @oxley_jennifer

WESTON, Conn. -- Hayley Negrin of Weston, the youngest nominee at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards, came away a winner. 

Hayley, who is 11, won an Emmy for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for her portrayal of Peg in “Peg+Cat,” a PBS program for preschoolers in which the lead characters use music and math to solve problems. 

She beat some big names in the business: Alan Cumming (from Broadway's "Cabaret" who was nominated for "Arthur" on PBS) and Ashley Tisdale (from "High School Musical" who was nominated for "Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch" on the Hub Network) as well as Sarah Bolt from Nickelodeon's "Peter Rabbit." She also came out of ahead of her co-star Dwayne Hill, who does the voice of "Cat."

The Emmy in her category was give out on Friday evening in Beverly Hills, Calif., when the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented “The 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards,” which honors the behind the scenes creative minds behind daytime television programs.

"Peg + Cat" show was a big winner: Jennifer Oxley won an Emmy for production design for the show and it picked up the top award as Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program. 

It's been a big week for Hayley: She also finished up the fifth grade at Weston Middle School. 

Read the full story here with more winners of Daytime Emmys at SoapOperaNetwork.com.

Read more about Hayley Negrin and her life in Weston here on the Daily Voice. 

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