Bluey wins AACTA Award for Best Children’s Program

ABC’s animated children’s program Bluey has won the AACTA Award for Best Children’s Program.

The announcement:

ABC’s Bluey enjoys magical moment at AACTAs

ABC KIDS’ irrepressible Bluey has won the AACTA Award for Best Children’s Program, honouring outstanding content for young Australian viewers.

Compelling ABC drama The Cry, produced by Synchronicity Films, claimed the AACTA Award for Best Editing in Television, at the announcement of the prizes for screen craft and technical achievement on Monday. Landmark ABC natural history series Magical Land of Oz, produced by Northern Pictures, won the AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary.

The multi award-winning Bluey is the most popular program in the history of ABC iview, topping 170 million plays. The AACTA Award comes after the animated series and producers Ludo Studio won three prizes at the Screen Producers Australia Awards, in November, and the 2019 Logie Award for Outstanding Children’s Program.

Bluey has also been nominated for the Kids: Preschool Award at the International Emmys, which will be announced in March. A special Christmas episode about the eponymous blue-heeler pup and her family will air on ABC KIDS on 12 December.

Libbie Doherty, ABC Head of Children’s Content, said: “Bluey represents the best of Australian creativity and talent for younger audiences. It’s wonderful for Joe and the Ludo team to be recognised by their industry peers in winning the nation’s top screen prize for Best Children’s Program. Congratulations to all the amazing storytellers at Ludo Studio for bringing this lovable blue-heeler family to life for local and international audiences.”

ABC Children’s received four of the five AACTA Award nominations for this year’s Best Children’s Program, including Hardball, The Investigators and The Unlisted. In total, ABC programs and people scored a record-breaking 60 AACTA Award nominations, leagues ahead of any other broadcaster.

The main AACTA Awards across non-kids’ genres such as drama, comedy, entertainment, factual and online series will be announced on Wednesday.

Source: ABC media release


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