International Emmy Kids Awards Honor Seven Winners from Six Countries


The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has revealed the winners of the eighth International Emmy Kids Awards, with the seven honorees representing six different countries.

The decision to announce the winners via the International Academy website and its social media channels was made after the cancellation of MIPTV. “We decided to keep the winners’ announcement for the same day the awards ceremony would have been held in Cannes,” said International Academy President Bruce L. Paisner. “And so today, March 31, although we cannot do it on-stage as usual, the International Academy, and our partners MIPTV, TV Kids and Ernst & Young, join us to congratulate the outstanding teams behind the winning programs. These programs entertain, educate and enlighten, with the high standard of quality we expect for our children and their communities at large.”

The winning programs hail from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Norway, the Netherlands and the U.K.

Zog from the U.K.’s Magic Light Pictures won for animation.

Lik Meg (Like Me) from NRK Super in Norway took the trophy for digital.

The winner in factual is Nosso Sangue, Nosso Corpo from Fox Lab Brazil/Your Mama.

Nachtraven (Nighthawk), which comes from Belgium’s De Mensen/Ketnet (VRT), won the Kids Emmy for non-scripted entertainment.

In the preschool category, Australia’s Bluey from Ludo Studios/ABC Australia/BBC Studios/Screen Australia/Screen Queensland, landed the win.

The Netherlands’ De Regels van Floor (Floor Rules), from NL Film & TV/VPRO, was awarded in the series category.

Landing a double win for the U.K., Jacqueline Wilson’s Katy from BBC Children’s In-House Productions/CBBC was recognized in the TV movie/mini-series arena.