ABC3 series Nowhere Boys has won at the International Emmy Kids Awards in Cannes.
Series 2 of the Matchbox Pictures production won in the Series category defeating entries from Italy, Brazil and The Netherlands.
Nowhere Boys has previously won a slew of trophies including AACTA Awards, Logie Awards, AWGIE Awards, Screen Producers Australia Awards, ADG Awards, Banff Rockie Awards, Kidscreen Awards and Prix Jeunesse.
A new series is also on the way, with a new cast.
“Nowhere Boys sets a new benchmark for exciting, bold and contemporary storytelling, and demonstrates our older children’s strategy at work. It’s an engaging and unique Australian program with strong international sales appeal, and is enjoyed by kids, teens and grown-ups alike,” said ABC Director of TV Richard Finlayson.
“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.”
“Producers of children’s programming have a great responsibility towards their viewers and the broader audience and we are honored to be recognizing and showcasing the world’s best at MIPTV,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “We congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements and for setting the high-quality standard we all expect for kids.”
Meanwhile ELEVEN’s animation series Get Ace! by Galaxy Pop was also nominated but lost out to Japan’s Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter.