BAFTA win for Matchbox’s ‘Nowhere Boys’
The third season of Matchbox Pictures’ Nowhere Boys has picked up the British Academy Children’s Award for International Live Action.
The series, which aired in Australia on ABC ME, beat out Disney’s Andi Mack, Blooming Media/Nickelodeon’s Hunter Street, and Radical Sheep Productions/CBBC’s The Next Step at the awards, held in London yesterday evening.
This is the third time Nowhere Boys has been nominated for the BAFTA award, and the first time it’s won. The series, created by Tony Ayres and produced by Beth Frey with EPs Ayres and Michael McMahon, also won an International Emmy Kids Award in 2016 and an AACTA Award in 2014.
ABC children’s head Libbie Doherty said: “Congratulations to the team behind Nowhere Boys for bringing complex and gripping Australian teen drama to the world stage.
“Nowhere Boys has a loyal and dedicated audience following around the world and has launched the careers of a number of hugely-talented Australian actors. We are proud to work with Matchbox Pictures on this enduring children’s franchise that continues to win awards on the international stage.”
The other Australian show in the running this year was Canadian co-pro The Deep, up for the International Animation Award.
The fourth and final series of Nowhere Boys will be broadcast on ABC ME from December 3.
— Tony Ayres (@tonyayres) November 25, 2018