Magnús Scheving received recognition from the Mediterranean Foundation on the fifth day for promoting increased health among children in Barcelona. The award is given every other year to those who have excelled in their work in the field of fitness and exercise. Magnús received recognition for LazyTown and his work in the interest of increasing children's health. Michelle Obama, the first lady o...
The TV series about LazyTown have been nominated for the BAFTA Awards in the UK. “The nomination is a huge recognition for Magnús Scheving, author and producer of the episodes, and all the many Icelandic and foreign employees who have been involved in making them,” says a press release from LazyTown.
“We are very excited and we are only just realizing this,” says Magnús Scheving, who considers the BAFTA Award to be a kind of European Oscar. The people behind LazyTown are extremely proud to be nominated.
Magnús reminds that this spring LazyTown was nominated for the American Emmy Awards. “It is clear that Icelandic and foreign filmmakers who have been involved in the making of the episodes know their profession,” he says.
The only Icelanders who have previously been nominated for the BAFTA Award are Valdís Óskarsdóttir for editing and Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson for music.
The results will be announced on November 26.