The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 1st International Emmy® Kids Awards. Winning programs from Argentina, Japan, Norway and the United Kingdom are: Junior High School Diaries: Harmony of Two, (Kids: Series); Energy Survival, (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); El Jardín de Clarilú, (Kids: Pre-School); Newsround-My Autism and Me, (Kids: Factual); The Amazing World of Gumball, (Kids: Animation) and Lost Christmas,(Kids: TV-Movie/Mini-Series).
“With this new event solely dedicated to kids programming, the International Academy is proud to be the premiere global platform for excellence in children’s television,” said Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “We congratulate tonight’s winners for their outstanding achievements.”
The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by a cast of presenters including: British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard; Canadian actress Vanessa Morgan; Transformer Rescue Bot, Heatwave; Swedish & Danish kids television hosts Ylva Hallen & Jakob Stegelmann; The New York City Children’s Chorus; FDNY firefighter Daniel Glover and Australian Wiggles, Sam Moran. Over 300 international industry executives attended the inaugural event, held at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, in New York City.
The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, Hasbro Studios, SVT/DRTV, TV Kids and Ernst & Young.
Junior High School Diaries: Harmony of Two
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
Executive Producer: Masahiro Takizawa
Producer: Hisamaro Furuta
Director: Hiroki Hayashi
Writer: Mikio Sawada
Principal Cast: Keisuke Toyoda, Aguri Onishi
Junior High School Diaries: Harmony of Two is a drama series set in a fictional school. Each episode depicts real-life school struggles and teenage experiences.
Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
Fabelaktiv / NRK
Executive Producers: Arild Halvorsen (Fabelaktiv), Unni Ødegård (NRK), Gitte Calmeyer (NRK)
Producer: Marte Mørkved-Romstad (Fabelaktiv)
Director: Rune Sæterstøl (Fabelaktiv)
Writers: Rune Sæterstøl, Truls Pedersen (Fabelaktiv)
Principal Cast: Truls Pedersen (host)
Energy Survival is a reality-based competition for 11-year-old children. Five teams compete in a number of practical tasks and head-to-head duels. Energy and environment are the themes for each task.
El Jardín de Clarilú
The Walt Disney Company Latin America / Triada / Metrovisión
Executive Producers: Cecilia Mendonça, Jorge Edelstein
Producers: Roly Candino, Maria Laura Moure, Juan Rovai
Director: Diego Kantor
Writers: Ines Cuesta, Paula Varela
Principal Cast: Agustina Cabo, Thomas Lepera, Andres Espinel, Sophie Oliver, Leandro Zanardi
In El Jardín de Clarilú, Clarilu and her loyal dog Pencil receive a mysterious letter that presents the premise of the episode. This letter has been written by an anonymous character, and it gives Clarilu two clues. Clarilu must discover who the letter is from.
Newsround – My Autism and Me
CBBC – In House
Executive Producer: Owenna Griffiths
Producer: Daniel Clarke
Director: Victoria Bell
Principal Cast: Rosie King
13-year-old Rosie takes us into her world to show us what it’s like to grow up with Autism, a condition which affects how children see life and the way they relate to others.
The Amazing World Of Gumball
Cartoon Network Europe / Dandelion Studios / Boulder Media / Studio Soi
Executive Producers: Ben Bocquelet, Daniel Lennard, Michael Carrington
Producer: Joanna Beresford
Director: Mic Graves
Writers: Ben Bocquelet, Andrew Brenner, Jon Foster, Mic Graves, James Lamont
Principal Cast: Logan Grove, Kwesi Boakye, Kyla Rae Kowalewski, Teresa Gallagher, Dan Russell
The Amazing World of Gumball follows the misadventures of Gumball and his family in the weird and wonderful town of Elmore. Set in a recognizable small town setting, the cast of characters includes a banana, a T-Rex, and a cheerleading peanut.
Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
Impact Film & Television Ltd / BBC / Ketchup Entertainment / Hyde Park Imagenation
Executive Producers: Sue Nott (BBC), Jeremy Bolt (Impact Film & Television Ltd), John Hay (Impact Film & Television Ltd), Artur Galstian (Ketchup Entertainment), Gareth West (Ketchup Entertainment), Vahan Yepremyan (Ketchup Entertainment), Connal Orton, Eddie Izzard, Ashok Amritraj (Hyde Park)
Producer: Elliot Jenkins
Director: John Hay
Writers: David Logan, John Hay
Principal Cast: Eddie Izzard, Larry Mills, Jason Flemyng, Geoffrey Palmer, Steven Mackintosh, Christine Bottomley
Lost Christmas is an urban fairy tale set in Manchester about how a series of tragic events are reversed one Christmas Eve, giving a young boy and those around him the happy ending that they were destined to have.
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 50 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 Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents International Emmy® Award in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv