Beloved ABC KIDS series Bluey has won an International Emmy Award.
7 winners were named in the 8th International Emmy Kids Awards -which were originally to be announced in Cannes.
Bluey by Ludo Studios won the PreSchool category.
“We decided to keep the winners’ announcement for the same day the awards ceremony would have been held in Cannes,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “And so today, March 31, although we cannot do it on-stage as usual, the International Academy, and our partners MIPTV, TV Kids and Ernst & Young, join us to congratulate the outstanding teams behind the winning programs. These programs entertain, educate and enlighten, with the high standard of quality we expect for our children and their communities at large.”
Libbie Doherty, ABC Head of Children’s Content, said, “It’s no accident that these hilarious Aussie heelers are the most popular family in the country, nestling their way into the hearts and homes of people here and overseas,” she said.
“Congratulations to the wonderfully creative team at Ludo for bringing Bluey, Bingo, Chilli and Bandit to life with such humour and care. ABC Children’s is proud to broadcast Bluey for our young viewers, helping them laugh, dance and play everyday.”
Daley Pearson, Executive Producer Bluey and Director, Ludo Studio, said: “We’re so proud of Joe Brumm and the whole gang of beautiful artists at Ludo. They’ve created a beautiful show celebrating one of the most important things: imagination and game play. Bluey‘s created a special connection to people around the world and it’s a real privilege to be creating the show under one roof in Brisbane with our friends.
“It’s also been a secret dream of ours to create a bit of an industry in Brisbane that competes with the world. We’ve spent the last few years laying the first bricks down with Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, the ABC and BBC Studios and we’re excited to see what’s next together.”
Charlie Aspinwall, Executive Producer Bluey, said: “We’re so excited. An Emmy win is incredible recognition for Joe Brumm and each and every one of the fantastic team at Ludo Studio. They’ve poured their hearts and souls into making Bluey the show that everyone loves and we’re just so proud of this achievement and how far we’ve come.“
Winners are as follows:
Ludo Studios / ABC Australia / BBC Studios / Screen Australia / Screen Queensland
Magic Light Pictures
Nosso Sangue, Nosso Corpo
Fox Lab Brazil / Your Mama
Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
De Mensen / Ketnet (VRT)
De Regels van Floor
NL Film & TV / VPRO
Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
Jacqueline Wilson’s Katy
BBC Children’s In-House Productions / CBBC