New York – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 2nd International Emmy® Kids Awards on February 10. Winning programmes from Brazil, Canada, and the United Kingdom are: Pedro & Bianca (Kids: Series); Pet School, (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (Kids: Pre-School); Same But Different (Kids: Factual); Room on the Broom (Kids: Animation) and The Phantoms (Kids: TV-Movie/Mini-Series).
Asian nominees had included Larva (TUBA n Co., Ltd) and Pororo the Little Penguin (Iconix Entertainment/Ocon/EBS/SK Broadband) fromSouth Korea; The Kamaishi Miracle and Junior High School Diaries (NHK), and Battle for Money: The Initial Battle (Fuji Television Network, Inc.) from Japan; and A Grandson from America (China Movie Channel) from China.
“We all know what a great challenge and responsibility it is to produce for children,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “Tonight’s winning programmes demonstrate the high standard of quality programming we expect for kids television, and we are proud to recognise them with the Emmy.”
The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by a distinguished cast including: Canadian actor Demetrius Joyette, Swedish and Danish kids programming hosts Malin Olsson and Christian Volfing, German pre-school character Die Maus from The Show with The Mouse with co-creator Arwin Maiwald, Sesame Street’s Allison Bartlett and Broadway actress and singer Lesli Margherita currently starring as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda.