Amazon, Sesame and DreamWorks win big at Kidscreen Awards

The annual show honours the best work in children's television and digital media.
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The best in children's entertainment and digital media has been honoured at the annual Kidscreen Awards in Miami, Florida, with Amazon, Sesame Workshop and DreamWorks counted among the big winners.

The event was hosted by comedian Darrin Rose and exclusively sponsored by the Canada Media Fund with winners being determined by two panels of highly respected industry judges.

Awards in the programming and creative talent categories were given in the following entries:

Programming, Preschool

Best in Class

The Snowy Day
Amazon Studios/Karrot Entertainment

Best New Series

Dino Dana

Sinking Ship Entertainment

Best Animated Series
Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital

Disney Junior/Brown Bag Films

AND

Sarah & Duck
Karrot Entertainment

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series

Sesame Street 

Sesame Workshop

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie

The Snowy Day
Amazon Studios/Karrot Entertainment

PROGRAMMING—KIDS CATEGORY

Best in Class

An American Girl Story—Melody 1963: Love Has to Win
Amazon Studios

Best New Series

Trollhunters

DreamWorks Animation Television

Best Animated Series

Grizzy and the Lemmings

STUDIO HARI

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series

Snowfall

NRK Super

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie

Revolting Rhymes

Magic Light Pictures

PROGRAMMING—TWEENS/TEENS CATEGORY

Best in Class

Bob’s Burgers
20th Century Fox Television/Bento Box Entertainment

Best New Series
Free Rein

Lime Pictures

Best Animated Series
Bob’s Burgers
20th Century Fox Television/Bento Box Entertainment

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series

Degrassi: Next Class (season four)

DHX Media

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie

Kiss and Cry

Family Channel/9 Story Media Group/Telefilm Canada/OMDC

CREATIVE TALENT CATEGORY

Best Acting

An American Girl Story—Melody 1963: Love Has to Win
Amazon Studios

Best Writing

Trollhunters

DreamWorks Animation Television

Best Directing

Peppa Pig

Astley Baker Davies/Entertainment One

Best Animation

Trollhunters

DreamWorks Animation Television

Best Voice Talent

Peppa Pig

Astley Baker Davies/Entertainment One

Best Music

Sesame Street 

Sesame Workshop

Best Design

An American Girl Story—Melody 1963: Love Has to Win
Amazon Studios


The Kidscreen Awards also includes a category designed to spotlight the best efforts made by broadcasters to forge stronger connections with kids and family audiences around the world. These winners were determined by a Kidscreen readership online vote that took place in December.

Broadcasting

Channel of the Year
CBeebies

Best Channel Design
CBC Kids

Best Programming Block

Sprout House

Universal Kids

Best Channel Website

PBS KIDS
pbskids.org

Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team
Tony Kim, Janaye Upshaw, Victor Verbitsky, Jason Hopley, Kira Hall, Todd Doldersum and Frank Meschkuleit

CBC Kid


And rounding out the Kidscreen Awards program is a set of Digital Categories for Preschool (0 to 5) and Kids (6 and up). The winners for these prizes are as follows

Digital, Preschool

Best Learning App—Original
Animal World—Animal Sounds For Babies & Toddlers
Papumba

Best Learning App—Branded
Elmo Loves ABCs
Sesame Workshop/Aspire Games

Best Game App—Original
Sago Mini World
Sago Sago

Best Game App—Branded
Hey Duggee: We Love Animals
BBC Worldwide/Scary Beasties/Studio AKA

Best Website
SesameStreet.org

Sesame Workshop

Best Streaming Video Platform
Hopster
Hopster

Best Web/App Series—Original
Amigo to the Rescue
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media/Reel FX

Best Web/App Series—Branded
Love 2 Learn
Sesame Workshop/YouTube

Digital, Kids

Best Learning App—Branded
Amazon FreeTime
Amazon FreeTime/Amazon 

Best Game App—Original
Animal Jam—Play Wild!
WildWorks

Best Game App—Branded
My Little Pony Rainbow Runners
Hasbro/Budge Studios

Best Website
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids

Best Streaming Video Platform
LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition
LeapFrog

Best Web/App Series—Original
The Paper Girls
FableVision Studios/Global Tinker

Best Web/App Series—Branded
As Told by LEGO: Rogue One
Disney Consumer Products Interactive (DCPI)/Disney Digital Network

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