Nowhere Boys nabs International Emmy award

06 April, 2016 by Staff Writer

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ABC3 and Matchbox's Nowhere Boys has been recognised at the 4th International Emmy Kids Awards

The second season of Nowhere Boys won the International Emmy Kids Award for a Series, announced at MIPTV in Cannes overnight, alongside winners from Japan, Norway, The Netherlands and the UK.

Nowhere Boys sets a new benchmark for exciting, bold and contemporary storytelling, and demonstrates our older children’s strategy at work", ABC TV director of television Richard Finlayson said. 

"It’s an engaging and unique Australian program with strong international sales appeal, and is enjoyed by kids, teens and grown-ups alike,”

“We are proud to be working in collaboration with Matchbox Pictures on this returning series, and our congratulations go to them and ABC Children’s team on winning this prestigious award.”

The series has previously won the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children’s Program (2014 & 2015), and the Screen Producers Australia Award for Best Children’s Television Production (2014 & 2015). 

Earlier this year, Nowhere Boys was awarded the Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series in the Tweens/Teens category at Kidscreen in Miami, and the Banff World Media Festival Rockie Award for Youth Fiction.

Series two is produced by Matchbox Pictures for the ABC with the assistance of Film Victoria. 

The show was created and executive produced by Tony Ayres, produced by Beth Frey and executive produced by Michael McMahon.

Nowhere Boys series three will soon go into production and will screen later this year on ABC3 and iview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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