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...
“Of course, this is great. We were extremely happy last year when Julianna Rose Mauriello was nominated for an Emmy Award. We didn’t expect anything more that this could happen again,” says Kjartan Már Kjartansson, LazyTown’s information representative. Magnús Scheving and Jonathan Judge were nominated for the Emmy Award for directing the LazyTown episodes, on Wednesday, February 7th, 2007. “The nomination is of course first and foremost a great recognition for Magnús and shows that he is doing something right,” adds Kjartan Már.
The Emmy Awards are semi-Oscars for the American television industry, and LazyTown is nominated in the category of children’s series. Kjartan admits that the fact that the shows have been nominated two years in a row has brought the big names in the television industry to life. They now swim slowly around LazyTown. However, Kjartan did not want to reveal if or when the production of a film based on the episodes would be started, but rumors of that topic have been circulating for a long time. “We’re just going to finish the shows and focus on that. However, we have not yet closed any doors,” says Kjartan.
Magnús Scheving has recently been on a long and rigorous tour of the UK. According to Fréttablaðinn’s sources, preparations are currently being made for a large Energy Campaign by LazyTown in that country, and these issues should be clarified in the coming months.
As has been stated in Fréttablaðið, the British media have speculated a lot about when Sportacus and the famous chef Jamie Oliver will get together, where they share the common interest of wanting to improve the diet of British children. Kjartan didn’t want to comment on the matter, but when asked if one or two Emmy nominations wouldn’t help, he answered: “It doesn’t hurt.”
Fréttablaðið – Volume 7 2007, Issue 75, Page 110
blaðið – Volume 3 2007, Issue 28, Page 4
Magnús Scheving and Jonathan Judge were nominated for the Emmy Award for directing the LazyTown series, on February 7th, 2007. This is the second time that LazyTown has been nominated for an Emmy Award for children’s content. The awards will be presented at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood in June.
The directors of the shows “It’s a Big Big World” and “Sesame Street” are also nominated in the director category.