TVOKids receives critical acclaim with nominations from the Youth Media Alliance and Daytime Emmys

From a media release:

TVO’s leadership in digital learning was further recognized last week with 12 nominations for the 2017 Youth Media Alliance (YMA) Awards of Excellence, and a record-setting 23 nominations for the Daytime Emmy® Awards – the most TVO has ever earned for its children’s content by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Among the nominations was an important recognition by the YMA for TVO mPower in the category of Best Original Interactive Content. mPower is a new, creative online game that helps build foundational K-6 math skills for students in the classroom. All of TVO’s nominations serve as a strong acknowledgement of TVOKids’ exciting and innovative kids content that reflects the Ontario school curriculum.

The Daytime Emmy® Awards will be held on April 30. The 2017 Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence gala will take place on May 31.

The complete list of nominations is below. All nominated programs can be viewed on demand at tvokids.com and on the TVOKids YouTube channel. mPower is available to educators at tvo.org/mPower.

Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence nominations

  • Hi Opie! (Opie’s Ladybug Friend) Best Program, Live Action, Ages 3–5
  • PAW Patrol (Tracker Joins the Pups!) Best Program, Animation, Ages 3–5
  • Annedroids (The Mother of Invention) – Best Program, Live Action, Ages 6–9
  • Odd Squad: The Movie – Best Program, Live Action, Ages 6–9
  • The Mystery Files (The Mystery of the Underground Railroad) – Best Program, Live Action, Ages 6–9
  • Wild Kratts, Season 4 (Pangolin Rescue) Best Program, Animation, Ages 6–9
  • Giver (Amherstberg Sports Park) Best Program, Live Action, Ages 9 +
  • mathXplosion Best Original Digital Content
  • mPower – Best Original Interactive Content
  • Science Max Interactive – Best Original Interactive Content
  • Look Kool Online Best Cross-platform Interactive Content
  • Opie’s Playground Best Cross-platform Interactive Content

Daytime Emmy® nominations

  • Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures
    • Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series
    • Outstanding Directing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program
  • Odd Squad
    • Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series
    • Outstanding Interactive – Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series
    • Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program (Isaac Kargten as Otis; Jack McBrayer as Weird Tom)
    • Outstanding Writing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program
    • Outstanding Writing Special Class
    • Outstanding Directing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program
    • Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design
    • Outstanding Single Camera Editing
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing – Live Action
    • Outstanding Sound Editing – Live Action
    • Outstanding Costume Design/Styling
    • Outstanding Hairstyling
    • Outstanding Makeup
  • Odd Squad: The Movie
    • Outstanding Directing Special Class
  • Annedroids
    • Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series
    • Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program (Adrianna Di Liello as Shania; Addison Holley as Anne)
    • Outstanding Writing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing – Live Action
    • Outstanding Sound Editing – Live Action
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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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