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International Emmy Kids Awards nod to Nigeria, India

BBC Africa's What's New? and Cartoon Network and Vaibhav Studios' Lamput brought in the first nominations for their respective regions.
October 15, 2019

Kids shows from Nigeria and India have earned both countries their first nominations from the International Emmy Kids Awards. Season two of Cartoon Network and Vaibhav Studios’ Lamput (pictured) brought India its first nomination in the kids animation category, while BBC Africa’s What’s New? got Nigeria a nod for kids factual.

The UK topped the nominee list with seven nods—the same as last year—with season two of Tuesday Child’s LEGO Masters series and MarcoPolo Learning’s digital series MarcoPolo World School earning recognition when the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2019 International Emmy Kids Awards yesterday.

In second place, Brazil stepped up to snag five nominations, two more than in 2018. Productions that got a nod this year included season three of Cartoon Network and Brazilian prodco Copa Studio’s animated series Jorel’s Brother. Brazilian media  company Globo received three nominations thanks to its web series Young Hearts Live, season three of non-scripted entertainment fare The Voice Kids and its kids show Young Hearts: Brazilian Lives.

Globo took home the second-highest number of nominations behind the BBC, which earned four.

There are 28 nominees in seven categories, spanning 15 countries: Australia (one), Belgium (one), Brazil (five), Chile (one), Denmark (two), France (one), Germany (two), India (one), the Netherlands (one), Nigeria (one), Norway (one), Singapore (one), South Korea (two), Thailand (one) and the United Kingdom (seven).

Winners will receive their award during MIPTV in Cannes, France on March 31, 2020. The complete list of nominations is below:

Kids: Preschool 

Animanimals (Studio Filmbilder, KiKA, Der Kinderkanal, ARD, ZDF, SWR—Germany)
Bluey (Ludo Studios—Australia)
Petit (Pájaro, NonStop, Pakapaka, Señal Colombia—Chile)
SuperWings Mission Teams – Season three (FunnyFlux, Alpha, EBS—South Korea)

Kids: Animation

Grizzy and the Lemmings – Season two (Hari Productions—France)
Jorel’s Brother – Season three (Copa Studio, Cartoon Network—Brazil)
Lamput – Season two (Cartoon Network, Vaibhav Studios—India)
Zog (Magic Light Pictures—United Kingdom)

Kids: Digital

Like Me (NRK Super—Norway)
Young Hearts Live (Globo—Brazil)
MarcoPolo World School (MarcoPolo Learning Ltd.—United Kingdom)
Ultra News – Season six (DR—Denmark)

Kids: Factual

My Life: Hike to Happiness (Nine Lives Media, The Wilderness Foundation—United Kingdom)
Nosso Sangue, Nosso Corpo (Fox Lab Brazil, Your Mama—Brazil)
The Ultra Like Experiment (STV Productions—Denmark)
What’s New? (BBC Africa, BBC World Service—Nigeria)

Kids: Non-scripted

The Baby Boss (Thai Broadcasting Company Limited—Thailand)
LEGO Masters – Season two (Tuesday’s Child—United Kingdom)
Nighthawks (De Mensen, Ketnet—Belgium)
The Voice Kids – Season three (Globo—Brazil)

Kids: Series

The Rules of Floor (NL Film, VPRO Television—Netherlands)
Guru Paarvai 4 (Blue River Pictures—Singapore)
Jamie Johnson – Season three (Short Form Film Company—United Kingdom)
Young Hearts: Brazilian Lives (Globo—Brazil)

Kids: TV movie/mini-series

Kids of Courage (LOOKS, SWR, Toto Studio, BBC Alba, MG Alba, CT, EC 1 Lodz, CeTa—Germany)
Jacqueline Wilson’s Katy (BBC Children’s In-House Productions, CBBC—United Kingdom)
Joe All Alone (Zodiak Kids Studio, CBBC—United Kingdom)
Just Dance (Korean Broadcasting System—South Korea)

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