The UK brought home three of the seven trophies at last night’s International Kids Emmy Awards at MIPTV in Cannes, while Dutch short film Kop Op (Heads Together) from the Netherlands’ Viking Film, VPRO Television and Job, Joris & Marieke took home top honors for animation.
Honoring the best in global children’s programming, the seventh-annual ceremony showcased a broad spectrum of content from tween shows about tough, social problems like sexual abuse (NRK’s Overgrep) to animated preschool series that promote team building (Studio AKA’s Hey Duggee). The former, from Norwegian broadcaster NRK and Bivrost Film & TV, won for best digital content. Executive produced by Catherine Simonsen, Overgrep showed kids how to open a dialogue about sexual abuse when the series aired last November.
Hey Duggee, meanwhile, continues to rack up wins on the awards circuit, taking home the Emmy for best preschool series, following triple and double wins at the BAFTAs and Kidscreen Awards, respectively.
UK prodco Blakeway North is also on a winning streak with My Life: Born to Vlog, a series about a tween social media star with a rare, life-threatening medical condition. After winning the non-fiction category for 11- to 15-year-olds at last year’s Prix Jeunesse International awards in Munich, it grabbed the Emmy for best factual series.
The only non-European winner last night was Brazilian prodco Globo’s Malhação: Viva a Differença (Young Hearts) which took home the award for best kids series.
Below is the complete list of winners which can also be found here:
Hey Duggee (season two) – Studio AKA, United Kingdom
Kop Op (Heads Together) – Viking Film, VPRO Television, Job, Joris & Marieke, Netherlands
Overgrep (sexual abuse awareness week) – NRK, Bivrost Film & TV, Norway
My Life: Born to Vlog – Blakeway North, United Kingdom
Kids non-scripted entertainment
Fixa Bröllopet (Marrying Mum and Dad) – Fremantle Media, Sverige AB, SVT, Sweden
Malhação: Viva a Differença (Young Hearts) – Globo, Brazil
Kids TV movie/mini-series
Ratburger – King Bert Productions, United Kingdom