Silvergate Media celebrates triple Annie Award win for animated hit Hilda

Silvergate Media is celebrating a trio of award wins at this year’s Annie Awards for the second season of its Netflix animated adventure TV series, Hilda, including Best Animated TV Production for Children and Best Character Animation – TV and Media.

The 48th annual Annie Awards were presented virtually on April 16th to honour achievements in animation. Hilda was also crowned winner of the Best Editorial – TV and Media category, having collected awards in every nominated category.

Kurt Mueller, EVP creative content, Silvergate Media and executive producer, Hilda,said: “The second season of Hilda expanded the mythical universe of Trolberg, bringing layers of complexity to the cast of characters and offering viewers a closer look at the unique and fascinating world inspired by Luke Pearson and his original comic book series.

“On behalf of the entire team and our partners at Netflix, we are thrilled to receive these awards for Season 2 and look forward to delivering more blue-haired adventures in the very near future.”

Waheed Alli, chief executive, Silvergate Media, added: “To have won awards in every nominated category is testament to the creative vision of Mercury Films.  We’re proud to have created a show unlike anything else you’ll see on children’s TV today.”

The show’s recent awards triumph follows its previous success at the 2019 Annie Awards when the first season of Hilda was also awarded three of the top TV prizes. It then went on to achieve further critical acclaim by winning BAFTA, International Emmy and Kidscreen awards that same year.

Co-produced by Silvergate Media and Mercury Films, Hilda first debuted on Netflix to great acclaim in September 2018. Season two was released on December 14th 2020, delivering fresh adventures for the fearless blue-haired heroine as she delves deeper into the vast magical wilderness of Trolberg.

Season one and two of Hilda are now available in 130 countries on Netflix’s global platform and Silvergate has an extended special in the pipeline. It has a consumer products program in place that spans toys, games, publishing, accessories, apparel and homewares.

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