Joshua Bassett holds up his trophy after winning at night one of the 2023 Children’s and Family Emmy Awards on Saturday night (December 16) held at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old former High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star was nominated for Outstanding Original Song for a Children’s or Young Teen Program for his song “Finally Free,” and he won!

Joshua shares the win, his first major award, with his co-writers Doug Rockwell and Tova. Check out what Joshua said in his acceptance speech…

After the win, HSMTMTS creator Tim Federle shared the exciting news on his Instagram.

“Brand-new Emmy-winning songwriters @dougrockwell @joshuatbassett and @tovaonmars for @highschoolmusicalseries! Woohoo! ❤️🎭,” he captioned a photo of the winning trio.

The next night, Joshua‘s co-star Dara Renee and Tim stepped out at the awards ceremony’s second night.

At this year’s Children’s and Family Emmys, HSMTMTS was also nominated for Young Teen Series, a second nom for Original Song for “You Never Know,” Casting For a Live Action Program, Costume Design/Styling, and Choreography. Unfortunately, they did not win any other awards.

Browse through the gallery to see more photos of Joshua Bassett, Dara Renee and more at the Children’s and Family Emmy Awards…

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