First Intl. Emmy Kids Awards handed out Friday

BBC takes two of the six honors at New York gala

The Intl. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences unveiled the winners of its first Intl. Emmy Kids Awards at a gala in New York on Friday.

The BBC took two awards: Its kid-skewed news program “Newsround” won factual honors with an episode about autism in the U.K. while “Lost Christmas” won for TV movie/mini-series.

Japanese pubcaster NHK won for series with “Junior High School Diaries: Harmony of Two.”

Norwegian pubcaster NRK’s “Survivor”-style reality competition for 11 year olds nabbed the honor for non-scripted entertainment.

The reschool prize went to “El jardín de Clarilu,” a Walt Disney Latin America, Triada, Metrovisión production, about Clarilu and her dog Pencil.

Cartoon Network Europe’s “The Amazing World of Gumball” snagged animation honors.

Academy prexy and CEO Bruce L. Paisner said, “The International Academy is proud to be the premiere global platform for excellence in children’s television.”

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