Netflix is the top nominee for the first time, followed by Sesame Workshop and PBS KIDS. Check out who else made the list.
With 14 shortlisted entries, Netflix is the top nominee for the 2021 Kidscreen Awards, followed by Sesame Workshop with 11 and PBS KIDS with nine. This is a big switch-up from last year, when Disney led the nominee pack with nine nods, followed by DreamWorks and Nickelodeon with six each.
Among its many nominations, Netflix has two in the new best inclusivity category. Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices is nominated in the preschool stream, and Family Reunion—an original sitcom from creator Meg DeLoatch—is shortlised in the kids stream.
Disney also fared well this year, picking up eight nominations for its work, including two Pixar projects on Disney+. WarnerMedia’s new streaming platform HBO Max, meanwhile, scored its first-ever KSA nominations—one for Cartoon Network Studios’ Adventure Time: Distant Lands in the best teens/tweens one-off, special or TV movie category, and another for Sesame Workshop’s The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo in the best new preschool series category.
Winners will be announced at a special online gala awards ceremony to be held during Kidscreen Summit Virtual on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
Amongst the nominees:
Best Learning App—Branded
Canticos Bilingual Preschool (Encantos Media Studios)
LEGO DUPLO World (The LEGO Group, StoryToys, Touch Press)
Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen (Sesame Workshop)