7th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners Announced
7 Winners Span 5 Countries: Brazil, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom
Cannes/MIPTV, April 9, 2019 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 7th International Emmy® Kids Awards at a ceremony at MIPTV, in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM.
Winning programs from Brazil, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Hey Duggee – Season 2; Studio AKA (Kids: Preschool); Kop op (Heads Together); Viking Film / VPRO Television / Job, Joris & Marieke (Kids: Animation);Overgrep (Sexual abuse awareness week); NRK / Bivrost Film & TV (Kids: Digital); My Life: Born To Vlog; Blakeway North (Kids: Factual); Fixa Bröllopet (Marrying mum and dad); Fremantlemedia Sverige AB / Sveriges Television AB (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Malhação: Viva a Diferença (Young Hearts); Globo (Kids: Series); and Ratburger; King Bert Productions (Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners’ information follows this release.
“This is a difficult world for children to grow up in, with an increasing list of social problems and enormous change.” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “The winning programs help entertain, educate and prepare our children for the world they are about to face. This is an honorable task.”
The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by an international cast of TV personalities including: Mira Awad, Creator of the Series Muna, about a young Arab woman living in Tel Aviv and Finnish Actor Pelle Heikkilä.
Industry executives from around the world attended the event, held at the Carlton Hotel, in Cannes, France during MIPTV.
The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: TV Kids, Ernst & Young and MIPTV in development kids.
7th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners
Hey Duggee – Season 2
Hey Duggee – a place for children to have fun, be energetic, and most of all to do things! Based around a children’s playgroup called The Squirrel Club, Hey Duggee is run by a big dog called Duggee. The Squirrel Club is a place where kids have adventures and earn badges.
Executive Producers: Sue Goffe, Jackie Edwards, Henrietta Hurford-Jones
Producer: Janine Voong
Director: Grant Orchard
Writers: Sam Morrison, Jo Clegg, Sander Jones, Diggy Hicks-Little
Kop op (Heads Together)
Viking Film / VPRO Television / Job, Joris & Marieke
A story about three friends who exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to each other’s life. Will they be able to keep it secret? And will they ever get their own head back?
Executive Producer: Marleen Slot (Viking Film)
Producers: Marleen Slot (Viking Film), Job Roggeveen (Job, Joris & Marieke), Joris Oprins (Job, Joris & Marieke), Marieke Blaauw (Job, Joris & Marieke)
Directors: Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw
Writers: Lotte Tabbers, Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw
Principal Cast: Steye van Dam, Paulien Cornelisse, Nasrdin Dchar
Overgrep (Sexual abuse awareness week)
NRK / Bivrost Film & TV
During one week in November, NRK used all available channels to open a dialogue about sexual abuse. After extensive research and consultation with specialists, they adopted a direct approach to tackling this difficult topic.
Executive Producer: Cathrine Simonsen
Producers: Joakim Vedeler, Trond Jacobsen
Directors: Tonje Voreland, Marianne Müller, Christoffer Alve
Writers: Marianne Müller, Espen Thorkildsen
Principal Cast: Clara Penzo-Fasting, David Aleksander Sjøhol
My Life: Born To Vlog
Twelve-year-old Nikki Lilly is not your average social media vlogger. Called a “monster” and “disgusting” due to a rare, life threatening medical condition, Nikki has defied the bullies and medical expectation. Filmed over one extraordinary summer, Nikki proves why she has a global following and inspires so many.
Executive Producers: Sarah Murch
Producer: Launa Kennett
Director: Launa Kennett
Writer: Launa Kennett
Principal Cast: Nikki Lilly Christou
Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
Fixa Bröllopet (Marrying mum and dad)
Fremantlemedia Sverige AB / Sveriges Television AB
In Fixa bröllopet the kids have the power to decide details of their parents’ wedding – the parents don’t know anything until the wedding day! Everything is top secret until the actual ceremony. The kids are assisted by our hosts Alexander Hermansson and Caroline Hermansson.
Executive Producers: Björn Östlund, Christoffer Lantz
Producer: Tomas Schubert
Directors: Tomas Schubert, Theo Bolin
Writers: Tomas Schubert, Theo Bolin
Principal Cast: Alexander Hermansson, Caroline Hermansson
Malhação: Viva a Diferença (Young Hearts)
During a subway malfunction, five girls get stuck in the same car and one of them goes into labor. The other girls work together to help her. Despite their different backgrounds, experiences and personalities, the new friends will discover how enriching it can be to live, confront and celebrate diversity.
Executive Producer: Paulo Silvestrini
Producer: Fabiana Moreno
Director: Paulo Silvestrini
Writer: Cao Hamburger
Principal Cast: Gabriela Medvedovski, Daphne Bozaski, Manoela Aliperti, Heslaine Vieira, Ana Hikari, Matheus Abreu, Lúcio Mauro Filho, Juan Paiva, Aline Fanju, Bruno Gadiol, Ângelo Antônio, Malu Galli, Marcello Antony
Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
King Bert Productions
When Zoe discovers a baby rat in her bedroom, they quickly become firm friends, especially when she discovers he is no ordinary rat – he can dance. Zoe wants to show off his skill at the school talent show, but her stepmother and shifty burger man Burt have other ideas.
Executive Producers: Jo Sargent, Jon Mountague
Producer: Joanna Hanley
Director: Matt Lipsey
Writers: David Walliams, Kevin Cecil
Principal Cast: David Walliams, Sheridan Smith, Talia Barnett, Mark Benton, Nigel Planer, Sir Michael Gambon, Sophie Thompson, Sarah Hadland, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Harish Pat
About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership-based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv.
MIPTV (8-11 April 2019, Cannes) is the leading international market for content development and distribution. Each April, 10,000 professionals from across the international TV and digital entertainment ecosystem connect to launch and discover new content, forge partnerships, negotiate financing and distribution agreements, find co-production opportunities and explore the latest trends. MIPTV is preceded by the biggest weekend in unscripted content (6-7 April 2019), comprising MIPDoc, the world’s largest screenings library, conference and co-production marketplace for the factual community, and MIPFormats, the discovery showcase for the global formats community. www.miptv.com
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