Nowhere Boys wins BAFTA Award

ABC Me series Nowhere Boys has won a BAFTA Children’s Award today, just ahead of its final season debut.

The show’s season won the International Live Action category in London, defeating entries from the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and CBBC

The series by Matchbox Pictures was produced by Beth Frey, Tony Ayres, who accepted the award, & the episode was directed by Rowan Woods.

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.”

Co-production The Deep was also nominated in the International Animation Award.

Other UK wins went to So Awkward, Hey Duggee, Spongebob Squarepants and Joe All Alone.

The fourth and final season of Nowhere Boys begins 5pm Monday December 3 on ABC ME.

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