Nominees Unveiled for 2018 International Kids Emmys


The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has revealed the nominations for this year’s International Emmy Kids Awards, with 28 contenders from 13 countries across seven categories.

Up for best preschool program are Die Sendung mit dem Elefanten: Planet Willi (The Show with the Elephant) from Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln and Trickstudio Lutterbeck in Germany; the second installment of Hey Duggee from Studio AKA in the U.K.; season two of Lily’s Driftwood Bay from Sixteen South Studios in the U.K.; and Luo Bao Bei from Magic Mall, Cloth Cat and 9 Story Distribution International in China.

The nominations in the animation category are for Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed from CBBC in the U.K.; Kop Op (Heads Together) from Viking Film, VPRO Television and Job, Joris & Marieke in the Netherlands; Mini Beat Power Rockers from Discovery Kids Latin America and Mundo Loco Animation Studios in Argentina; and the sophomore season of Oddbods from One Animation in Singapore.

Digital nominees are # On the Night of August 31st from NHK in Japan; the eighth installment of Jenter (Young Girls) from NRK in Norway; Overgrep (Sexual Abuse Awareness Week) from NRK Bivrost in Norway; and season two of Secret Life of Boys from Zodiak Kids Studios, CBBC and ABC Australia in the U.K.

The contenders in the factual category are Good Host from Oak 3 Films and Mediacorp TV in Singapore; Kroppen Min eier Jeg (My Body Belongs to Me) from Bivrost film & tv in Norway; Las Mil y Una Notas (Thousand and One Notes) from Orquesta Filarmonica de Toluca and Ballet Clasico del Instituto de Cultura del Estado de Mexico in Mexico; and My Life: Born to Vlog from Blakeway North in the U.K.

Non-scripted entertainment nominations are for Ali-A’s Superchargers from Endemol Shine North in the U.K.; Fixa Bröllopet (Marrying Mum and Dad) from Fremantle Sverige in Sweden; Little Masters from Shanghai Canxing Culture & Media (Canxing Production) in China; and the second installment of The Voice Kids from TV Globo in Brazil.

Up for best series are the 14th season of Die Pfefferkoerner (The Peppercorns) from Letterbox Filmproduktion, NDR and ARD in Germany; Jenny from Productions Avenida in Canada; Malhacao – Viva a Diferenca (Young Hearts) from TV Globo in Brazil; and Mustangs FC from Matchbox Pictures in Australia.

And the nominees for TV movie/miniseries are A Grande Viagem (The Great Journey) from Aurora Filmes and Haikai Filmes in Brazil; Dschermeni from Tellux Film, Sad ORIGAMI Production and ZDF in Germany; Fairy Tales in Court from NHK in Japan; and Ratburger from King Bert Productions in the U.K.

“The geographic spread and wealth of topics addressed in this year’s nominated programs attests to the vibrancy and quality of children’s television throughout the world,” said Bruce Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We congratulate the nominees for their outstanding talent and for setting a high bar for young viewers worldwide.”

TV Kids is one of the presenting partners for the International Kids Emmys, which will be awarded during a ceremony in Cannes at MIPTV on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.