The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences revealed the winners of the International Emmy Kids Awards during an online presentation on the Academy’s website during MIPJunior.
The winner in the kids’ animation category was the sixth season of Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom. Tekens van Leven (Scars of Life) won the kids’ factual and entertainment award, and First Day topped the kids’ live-action category.
From Aardman in the U.K., Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom showcases brand-new adventures, contemporary themes and an environmentally conscious farm, with solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles in addition to its slapstick humor. Tekens van Leven (Scars of Life), from De Mensen in Belgium, is a documentary series for children aged 9 to 12 that tells the stories of kids with a specific physical scar.
The Australian series First Day—from Epic Films, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Screen Australia, KOJO and South Australian Film Corporation—centers on Hannah Bradford, a transgender girl in her first year of high school.
International Emmy Kids Awards presenting partners were TV Kids, MIPJunior and Ernst & Young.
Bruce Paisner, International Academy President and CEO, said: “Children’s programming has a direct impact on how kids perceive themselves, their peers and the world at large, so we in the television community have a special responsibility. We congratulate the teams behind these winning programs for making great television that both entertains and raises awareness about sensitive issues.”