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‘Hey Duggee,’ ‘Heads Together’ Win Big at International Emmy Kids Awards

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‘Hey Duggee,’ ‘Heads Together’ Win Big at International Emmy Kids Awards

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 7th International Emmy Kids Awards on Tuesday night at a ceremony held during MIPTV in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM.

“This is a difficult world for children to grow up in, with an increasing list of social problems and enormous change,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “The winning programs help entertain, educate and prepare our children for the world they are about to face. This is an honorable task.”

The Emmy statues were presented on stage by an international cast of TV personalities including: Mira Awad, creator of the series Muna, about a young Arab woman living in Tel Aviv; and Finnish actor Pelle Heikkilä (Jägarna, Midnight Sun). Industry executives from around the world celebrated the event at the Carlton Hotel.

The winners are:

Kids Preschool: Hey Duggee – Season 2
Studio AKA (U.K.)
Hey Duggee – a place for children to have fun, be energetic, and most of all to do things! Based around a children’s playgroup called The Squirrel Club, Hey Duggee is run by a big dog called Duggee. The Squirrel Club is a place where kids have adventures and earn badges.
Executive Producers: Sue Goffe, Jackie Edwards, Henrietta Hurford-Jones | Producer: Janine Voong | Director: Grant Orchard | Writers: Sam Morrison, Jo Clegg, Sander Jones, Diggy Hicks-Little

Kids Animation: Kop Op (Heads Together)
Viking Film / VPRO Television / Job, Joris & Marieke (Netherlands)
A story about three friends who exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to each other’s life. Will they be able to keep it secret? And will they ever get their own head back?
Executive Producer: Marleen Slot (Viking Film) | Producers: Marleen Slot (Viking Film); Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins and Marieke Blaauw (Job, Joris & Marieke) | Directors: Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw | Writers: Lotte Tabbers, Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw | Principal Cast: Steye van Dam, Paulien Cornelisse, Nasrdin Dchar

Kids Digital: Overgrep (Sexual abuse awareness week)
NRK / Bivrost Film & TV (Norway)
During one week in November, NRK used all available channels to open a dialogue about sexual abuse. After extensive research and consultation with specialists, they adopted a direct approach to tackling this difficult topic.
Executive Producer: Cathrine Simonsen | Producers: Joakim Vedeler, Trond Jacobsen | Directors: Tonje Voreland, Marianne Müller, Christoffer Alve | Writers: Marianne Müller, Espen Thorkildsen | Principal Cast: Clara Penzo-Fasting, David Aleksander Sjøhol

Kids Factual: My Life: Born to Vlog
Blakeway North (U.K.)
Twelve-year-old Nikki Lilly is not your average social media vlogger. Called a “monster” and “disgusting” due to a rare, life threatening medical condition, Nikki has defied the bullies and medical expectation. Filmed over one extraordinary summer, Nikki proves why she has a global following and inspires so many.
Executive Producers: Sarah Murch | Producer: Launa Kennett | Director: Launa Kennett | Writer: Launa Kennett | Principal Cast: Nikki Lilly Christou

Kids Non-Scripted Entertainment: Fixa Bröllopet (Marrying Mum and Dad) Fremantlemedia Sverige AB / Sveriges Television AB (Sweden)
In Fixa bröllopet, the kids have the power to decide details of their parents’ wedding – the parents don’t know anything until the wedding day! Everything is top secret until the actual ceremony. The kids are assisted by our hosts Alexander Hermansson and Caroline Hermansson.
Executive Producers: Björn Östlund, Christoffer Lantz | Producer: Tomas Schubert | Directors: Tomas Schubert, Theo Bolin | Writers: Tomas Schubert, Theo Bolin | Principal Cast: Alexander Hermansson, Caroline Hermansson

Kids Series: Malhação: Viva a Diferença (Young Hearts)
Globo (Brazil)
During a subway malfunction, five girls get stuck in the same car and one of them goes into labor. The other girls work together to help her. Despite their different backgrounds, experiences and personalities, these new friends will discover how enriching it can be to live, confront and celebrate diversity.
Executive Producer: Paulo Silvestrini | Producer: Fabiana Moreno | Director: Paulo Silvestrini | Writer: Cao Hamburger | Principal Cast: Gabriela Medvedovski, Daphne Bozaski, Manoela Aliperti, Heslaine Vieira, Ana Hikari, Matheus Abreu, Lúcio Mauro Filho, Juan Paiva, Aline Fanju, Bruno Gadiol, Ângelo Antônio, Malu Galli, Marcello Antony

Kids TV Movie/Mini-Series: Ratburger
King Bert Productions (U.K.)
When Zoe discovers a baby rat in her bedroom, they quickly become firm friends, especially when she discovers he is no ordinary rat – he can dance. Zoe wants to show off his skill at the school talent show, but her stepmother and shifty burger man Burt have other ideas.
Executive Producers: Jo Sargent, Jon Mountague | Producer: Joanna Hanley | Director: Matt Lipsey | Writers: David Walliams, Kevin Cecil | Principal Cast: David Walliams, Sheridan Smith, Talia Barnett, Mark Benton, Nigel Planer, Sir Michael Gambon, Sophie Thompson, Sarah Hadland, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Harish Pat

Check out the winners and nominees here.

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