First Time Nomination for a Kids Program from Jordan
Winners to be Announced Online October 12

New York, September 7, 2021 – Nominations for the International Emmy® Kids Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 12 Nominees across 3 categories.
Nominations span 11 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Jordan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.
Sesame Workshop / Jordan Pioneers received the first nomination for a program from Jordan for the series Ahlan Simsim in Kids: Factual Entertainment. Full list of Nominees follows this release.
“Children see and learn much of what they know of the world through the stories and characters they watch on television.” said Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We congratulate the Nominees for their outstanding talent in entertaining and educating young viewers worldwide on a diversity of topics that impact their everyday life.”
Winners will be announced during an online presentation on Tuesday October 12, 2021 at 9 am ET on the International Academy’s website www.iemmys.tv.
International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Ernst & Young, MIPJunior and TV Kids.

2021 International Emmy® Kids Awards Nominees


Kids: Animation

Mush-Mush and The Mushables
La Cabane Productions / Thuristar and Cake Entertainment
Mush-Mush & the Mushables follows the comedy adventures of the Mushable community as together they put the fun back into fungi!
Pájaro / NonStop / Pakapaka / Señal Colombia
Petit always breaks the mold. Everyday events like swimming classes, a challenging homework or a simple bug bite are just starting points for Petit, who will always manage to scale things up by thinking way out of the box. He challenges the established rules and finds his own unique answers.
Shaun The Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom
United Kingdom
Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom showcases brand new adventures, contemporary themes, and an environmentally conscious farm for our favorite flock with the likes of solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles, plus the same slapstick humor that Shaun is so well known for.
Tish Tash
Studio Gale / Big Crunch Entertainment / Korea Educational Broadcasting System
South Korea
Growing up can be tough, especially when you’re a family of bears. Luckily Tish has a ridiculously huge imagination and an imaginary friend Tash. No matter what troubles they face, they can create new worlds around themselves and solve any problems that life throws at them.

Kids: Factual & Entertainment

Ahlan Simsim
Sesame Workshop / Jordan Pioneers
Ahlan Simsim series follows the adventures of Basma and Jad, two best friends who are almost 6 years old and are exploring their world. Each episode presents Basma and Jad learning how to identify and manage big feelings – with lots of fun, discovery, and playful learning along the way!
My Life: Picture Perfect
Big Deal Films
United Kingdom
Picture Perfect is the story of a young Nigerian artist, 12-Year-old Kareem Waris who is working to put on his first exhibition in his hometown of Lagos. We follow Kareem as he explores his home state, to find inspiration for each drawing that will eventually be displayed.
Scars of Life
De Mensen
Scars of Life is a documentary series for children aged 9 to 12 years old. It tells the stories of children with a specific physical scar. From innocent household accidents to all kinds of birth defects.
The Voice Kids
Globo / ITV Studios / John de Mol
How many senses is music capable of touching besides hearing? How many emotions can it arouse? Countless, for sure. And when it all involves the delicacy of kids, any feeling multiplies even more quickly.

Kids: Live-Action

First Day
Epic Films / Australian Children’s Television Foundation
It’s Hannah Bradford’s first year of high school. As a transgender girl, Hannah not only has to navigate the challenges that come with starting a new school, but find the courage to live as her most authentic self.
The IdeaFirst Company
Gameboys tells the story of Cairo and Gavreel, two teenage boys who meet and fall in love online. Their love story unfolds through video calls and social media interactions, while the entire country and the rest of the world are facing a life-changing pandemic.
Heirs Of The Night
Lemming Film / Hamster Film / Maze Pictures / Maipo Film / NDR / NRK / AVROTROS / Scope Pictures / ZDF Enterprises
Europe, 1889: the Heirs of the five remaining vampire clans in Europe have learned each other’s powers and are on a quest to secure their future. Alisa, the leader of the Heirs, needs to save the world from eternal darkness with the help of her friends to defeat Dracula by untying the Knot.
Nivis Amigos de otro mundo (Nivis: Friends from Another World)
Buena Vista International / Metrovision / Non Stop Digital
The Nivis come from outer space by accident and they’ll have to live with a family of earthlings.

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 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, Short-Form Series; Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv

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