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Kids Emmy gongs go north

Luke Nola & Friends’ Let’s Get Inventin’ missed out at the third International Emmy Kids Awards, as did the three Aussie titles nominated.

Let's Get Inventin'

Let’s Get Inventin’

Five of the six awards on offer went to European productions, with Chile’s win in the Factual category with What’s your Dream? the exception. All up, 23 programmes from 17 countries were nominated across six categories.

Let’s Get Inventin’ lost out to Sweden’s Wild Kids. Let’s Get Inventin’ was supported for for seven seasons by NZ On Air, which also supported an accompanying app under the Digital Media Fund.

The awards were presented on Saturday 21 February (NZ time) in New York City. The winners were (marked ***):

Kids: Preschool
*** Mike the Knight, Nelvana / HIT Entertainment, UK
MK-X, NRK, Norway
Plaza Sésamo: Monstruos en Red, 2&2 Producciones / Sesame Workshop / MinTIC / Canal 13, Colombia
TV Playhouse Tappity Tap, KBS, South Korea

Kids: Animation
The Amazing Journey of Zamba, Ministerio de Educación de la Nación Argentina / Paka Paka Channel /Tv Pública / El Perro en la Luna, Argentina
Burka Avenger, Unicorn Black, Pakistan
*** The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue, TAT productions / Master Films, France
Strange Hill High, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment / CBBC / Factory Transmedia, UK

Kids: Factual
Heart & Soul, 1440 Productions, Australia
My Pet, Death & I, Dokumentärministeriet for SVT, Sweden
Think like a Crow! – The Scientific Method, NHK, Japan
*** What’s your Dream?, Mi Chica Producciones / CNTV / TVN, Chile

Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
A Hero on Tuesdays, Gigaherz / SWR, Germany
Let’s Get Inventin’, Luke Nola & Friends, New Zealand
Where are we going, Dad?, MBC, South Korea
*** Wild Kids, Jarowskij for SVT, Sweden

Kids: Series
Dance Academy Series 3, Werner Film Productions / ABC / ZDF / ZDFE / ACTF, Australia
Gaby Estrella, Globosat / Gloob / Panoramica Comunicação / Chatrone, Brazil
Nowhere Boys, Matchbox Pictures, Australia
*** The Red Band Society, TV3 – Televisió de Catalunya / Castelao Pictures / Filmax, Spain

Kids: TV Movie / Mini-Series
Against the Wild, Against The Wild Films, Canada
*** Anything Goes, BIND / VPRO, Netherlands
The Devil with the three Golden Hairs, Bavaria Filmverleih-Fund Produktions / ARD / SWR, Germany

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