New York, October 14, 2020 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the winners of the International Emmy® Kids Awards. The announcement was made during an online presentation simultaneously available on the Academy’s website and the Mipcom Online + platform.  

The Tiger who came to Tea won the Kids: Animation category.
Finding My Family: Holocaust – A Newsround Special won the Kids: Factual & Entertainment category.
Hardball won the Kids: Live-Action category. 

Complete winners’ information follows this release. All these programs were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019; in accordance with the competition’s eligibility period. 

“There are a lot of problems in the world right now, but children are still growing up and they are watching television more than ever. So we in the television community have a special responsibility” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “We congratulate the teams behind these winning programs for making great television.”

International Emmy® Kids Awards Presenting Partners are: TV Kids, MIPJunior and Ernst & Young.

Click here to see the Nominee and Winner Trailers 





9th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners


Kids: Animation

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Lupus Films / Tiger Tea Productions / HarperCollins Children’s Books / Universal Pictures / Channel 4
United Kingdom
A mysterious tiger turns up unannounced and invites himself in for afternoon tea. Young Sophie and her mommy watch in fascination as the tiger proceeds to eat not only their tea, but the entire contents of the fridge and everything else in the house!

Kids: Factual & Entertainment

Finding My Family: Holocaust – A Newsround Special
BBC Children’s In-House Productions / CBBC
United Kingdom
“For you it’s history… for me it’s life”. These are the words of Holocaust survivor Steven Frank, as he takes his teenage granddaughter to Auschwitz to learn about his experiences during the Holocaust. This film shows children the horrors of this time in history, with the message that we must never forget.


Kids: Live-Action

Northern Pictures / Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Australian Children’s Television Foundation / Screen Australia / Create NSW
When Mikey moves from New Zealand to Western Sydney, he finds himself in the thick of the ultra-competitive schoolyard game of handball. After saving a kid on the playground from a wayward ball and finding he has the most powerful strike in the world, Mikey is befriended by Jerry and Salwa, who join forces to train him to become a handball weapon of precision and skill equipped to topple resident king of the court, Tiffany, and take home the western suburbs handball crown… if only he could make the ball land in the right suburb! Can Mikey go from zero to hero, in the quest to be the best in the west?



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 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





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