Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Nickelodeon's 'Nella The Princess Knight' Nominated In 49th NAACP Image Awards (Updated w/ Video)

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has announced the fantastic news that Nickelodeon's popular animated preschool series Nella the Princess Knight has been nominated for the Outstanding Children’s Program award in the 49th NAACP Image Awards!

In a kingdom far away where there lives a... Princess Knight! Nickelodeon's popular preschool series, Nella the Princess Knight, follows Nella, an unconventional 8-year-old who possesses the royal qualities of a princess, like compassion and grace, while also embodying the courage and determination of a brave knight. Whenever a problem arises, Nella embarks on daring quests to save her kingdom through her unique ability to transform from a princess into Nella the Princess Knight.

Viacom 2017 NAACP Award Nominations

Nella is a confident 8-year-old princess who likes dancing at extravagant balls just as much as she likes meeting fire-breathing dragons. She transcends traditional roles and expectations through her ability to transform into Nella the Princess Knight, protecting her kingdom with the help of her friends: Trinket, Nella's glamorous unicorn and best friend; Sir Garrett, a loyal and adventurous knight; and Clod, Garrett's trusty steed.

Nella the Princess Knight (40 half-hour episodes) features a social-emotional curriculum promoting self-confidence, inclusiveness and compassion for others.

Nella the Princess Knight is created by Christine Ricci (curriculum advisor, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Dora the Explorer, with Robert Vargas (head writer, Zack and Quack) serving as an executive producer on the series. It is the newest show to join Nick's top-ranked preschool roster, airing alongside hit series like PAW Patrol, Rusty Rivets, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Shimmer and Shine.

More information about Nella the Princess Knight, as well as short video clips, full episodes and games, can be found on NickJr.com and NickJr.tv.

Additionally, Yvette Nicole Brown, who portrayed Helen Ophelia Dubois in Nickelodeon's hit comedy series Drake & Josh, has also been nominated in the 49th NAACP Image Awards, in the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Animated/CGI) category for her role of 'Luna' in Disney Junior's Elena of Avalor!

You can find a full list of 49th NAACP Image Awards nominees, which were announced today, Monday 20th November 2017, here on naacp.org. Good luck to Nickelodeon, Yvette Nicole Brown, and everybody nominated in the 49th NAACP Image Awards!

The NAACP Image Awards is the preeminent multicultural awards show celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event hosted by Anthony Anderson, which will be broadcast LIVE on TV ONE in the USA on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9pm/8c, the federal holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A one-hour pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 8pm/7c.

The 49th NAACP Image Awards production team will be returning including Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Tony McCuin as Director, Byron Phillips as Producer, and Robin Reinhardt as Talent Producer.

NAACP members vote on the NAACP Image Awards winners from nominees in television, music, literature, and film. To become a member of the leading civil rights organization in the nation and immediately cast your vote go to http://www.naacpimageawards.net.

For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at: http://www.naacpimageawards.net.

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H/T: MyNewsLA.com, Wikipedia.

Originally posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
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