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...
LazyTown is nominated for the BAFTA, the British television awards, for the second year in a row as the best international children’s content. This will be announced today. As many people should remember, the shows received this same award last year, so it is unique that they should be given the opportunity to defend the “title”. The awards will be presented at the Hilton Hotel in London at a ceremony on November 25, 2007.
Magnús Scheving, director of LazyTown, was of course thrilled when Fréttablaðið spoke to him and said it was simply fantastic. “This is absolutely unique and of course a great honor. Receiving this nomination for the second time is even more recognition for LazyTown and it shows that we were well placed to receive the award last year. Not least that the new LazyTown shows are not behind the older ones,” says Magnús. “LazyTown is celebrating great success in the UK and we are extremely proud of this nomination,” he adds.
Winning the British BAFTA awards is highly coveted and is traditionally compared to both the Oscars and the Emmys. Only two other Icelanders have been nominated for this award, but they are Valdís Óskarsdóttir for hairdressing and Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson for music.
LazyTown has taken the British Isles by storm. Over twenty thousand people have seen the LazyTown live show in London in the past two days at the Apollo theater in the West End, where the theater have seats for almost four thousand people. There have been three shows a day and all of them are sold out. The show then goes on a tour across the UK for 33 weeks. The show was recently premiered in Argentina, where it received unanimous praise from critics. As Fréttablaðið reported, there is a film in the pipeline and representatives of Nintendo have expressed interest in working with LazyTown. However, those talks are at the very beginning.
Morgunblaðið – Volume 95, Issue 292, Page 53
October 26, 2007
LazyTown nominated for BAFTA
THE SERIES about LazyTown have been nominated for the BAFTA award in Great Britain as the best international children’s content on television. Along with LazyTown, the shows Lockie Leonard, Spongebob Squarepants and Yin Yang Yo! are nominated for the award in this category. LazyTown was also nominated for the BAFTA award as the best international children’s television program in 2006 last year and won. The awards will be presented in London on November 25.