Monday, February 27, 2023

'The Tiny Chef Show' Wins Big Award in 50th Annual Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon Animation Studio has received three nominations in the landmark 50th Annual Annie Awards, which recognizes the year’s best in the field of animation!

The series premiere episode of Nickelodeon's Paramount+ Original Series Big Nate, "The Legend of the Gunting" has received two nominations in this year's Annie Awards: the episode itself has been nominated for the "Best TV/Media - Children" award whilst Mitch Watson, Emily Brundige, Ben Lapides, and Sarah Allan have been nominated in the "Best Writing - TV/Media" category for their collective work on the episode.

Meanwhile, Ida Hem has received a nomination in the "Best Character Design - Feature" category in the 2023 Annie Awards for her work on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie.

Finally, The Tiny Chef Show episode "Pancakes", produced by Tiny Chef Productions LLC/Imagine Entertainment for Nickelodeon, has been nominated for the "TV/Media - Preschool" award.

Update (2/27) - The Tiny Chef Show episode "Pancakes" won the "TV/Media - Preschool" award in the  50th Annual Annie Awards! To celebrate, Tiny Chef put on his best suit and gave an acceptance speech!

Tiny Chef | Annie's Award Show! | The Tiny Chef Show

Cheffy had his moment with the paparazzi leading up to his big win at the Annie's in Bosh Angeles!

A WINNING SCREAM #shorts #winner #tinychef | The Tiny Chef Show

This year's ceremony is scheduled to return Live on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at UCLA's Royce Hall. Pre-reception and Red Carpet at 4:30 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 7 p.m., and after party immediately following the ceremony. Nickelodeon serves as a Platinum Level sponsor of the event.

A full list of 50th Annual Annie Awards nominees can be found at

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Originally published: January 18, 2023.

Additional source: Variety.

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Anton Cropper Wins Award for 'Fantasy Football' in 54th NAACP Image Awards

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced the fantastic news that Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated Rugrats reboot, live-action comedy series That Girl Lay Lay and Paramount+ Original movie Fantasy Football have received nominations in the 2023 NAACP Image Awards!

In the "Television + Streaming Categories" of this year's NAACP Image Awards, Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High has been nominated for the "Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)" award for portraying That Girl Lay Lay in her self-titled sitcom; and actor and voice actor Cree Summer has been nominated for the "Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)" award for reprising her beloved character Susie Carmichael in Nickelodeon and Paramount+'s Rugrats reboot.

Meanwhile, Nickelodeon's Paramount+ Original movie Fantasy Football has been nominated for two awards: Anton Cropper has been nominated for the "Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special" award in the "Directing Categories" portion of the awards for his directorial work on the film; and Tracey Moss, Jerome Allen, Tamika Dixon, Lawrence “Jigga” Simmons, and Jason Simmons have been nominated for the "Outstanding Hairstyling (Television or Film)" award in the "Costume Design, Make-Up & Hairstyling Categories" portion of the awards.

Update (2/27) - Anton Cropper won the "Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special" award for Fantasy Football!

The public can vote to determine the winners of the 54th NAACP Image Awards by visiting Voting closes on February 10, 2023. Winners will be revealed during the 54th NAACP Image Awards telecast on February 25, 2023, on BET. NAACP will also recognize winners in non-televised Image Awards categories February 20-24, which will stream on For all information and the latest news, please follow NAACP Image Awards on Instagram @NAACPImageAwards.

The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in front of an audience for the first time in three 

“This year’s nominees have conveyed a wide range of authentic stories and diverse experiences that have resonated with many in our community, and we’re proud to recognize their outstanding achievements and performances,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP.

“We take pride in recognizing the trailblazing achievements and artistry of this year’s esteemed nominees and celebrating the powerful legacy of the NAACP,” said Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, BET. “We look forward to bringing the Image Awards back to Pasadena in front of a live audience and delivering unforgettable moments that epitomize the brilliance of the Black community.”

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Originally published: January 17, 2022.

H/T: Encomium

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Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand to Air Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 on March 8

Performers announced for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023

Diamond-selling and Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha has been tapped as the headline performer for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023.

Broadcast for the first time ever from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Rexha will hit the KCA stage for an epic performance of her chart-topping hit single, I’m Good (Blue).

Celebrating stars across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 will feature appearances from today’s most popular stars including: Awkwafina, Lil Baby, Halle Bailey, Pete Davidson, Melissa McCarthy, MrBeast, Chris Pine, Anthony Ramos, Michelle Rodriguez, Seth Rogen and more.

The star-studded awards show will also feature appearances by Nickelodeon talent. That Girl Lay Lay (That Girl Lay Lay) will present an Orange Blimp to a fan-favourite, and Young Dylan (Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan) will perform his brand-new single, I Just Wanna, produced by Jermaine Dupri and streaming globally alongside the music video on Friday, March 3.

And there is still time to cast your vote across the 31 categories for this year’s awards, including the following nominees for the Aussie / Kiwi Legend of the Year:

  • Budjerah:Award-wining R&B artist
  • Georgie Stone OAM:Advocate for trans and gender diverse children/youth
  • Lydia Ko:New Zealand professional golfer
  • Nick News:Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand’s television panel
  • Robert Irwin:Animal conservationist, zookeeper and wildlife photographer
  • Savannah Clarke (Now United):Australian music artist and performer

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 – Screening Wednesday, 8 March At 5.30pm (AEST) On Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand!

Original source: TV Blackbox.

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Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand to Premiere 'That Girl Lay Lay' on February 27

Nick News Brief: Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand will premiere That Girl Lay Lay on Monday, 27 February at 5.05pm (AEST). The hit comedy series will also be available to stream on Paramount+ Australia from Wednesday, 1 March.

That Girl Lay Lay follows Lay Lay (Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High), an avatar from a personal affirmation app that magically comes to life, and her best friend Sadie (Gabrielle Nevaeh Green) as they navigate life as teenagers and discover who they truly are.

Originally published: February 27, 2023.

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'One Night', A Paramount+ Original Series Commences Filming

One Night, A Paramount+ Original Series Commences Filming.

Starring Jodie Whittaker, Nicole da Silva And Yael Stone.

Filming has commenced in Sydney and the Illawarra region on the Paramount+ Original six-part drama, One Night, a character-driven mystery about female friendships under incredible emotional and existential strain, from Easy Tiger and Motive Pictures.

Created and written by the award-winning Emily Ballou (The Slap, Taboo) and directed by Catherine Millar (The Twelve, The Secrets She Keeps) and Lisa Matthews (Doctor Doctor, The PM’s Daughter), One Night is the story of three women whose bond was all but destroyed by the traumatic events of one night 20 years ago.

Since then, Simone (Nicole da Silva) has harboured secret hopes of becoming a novelist but most of her haphazard attempts have been shoved into her bottom drawer. Now, at the age of 40, she has finally written the one story she could never get out of her mind, and her debut manuscript has become an unexpected overnight success.

But it soon becomes apparent that the devastating story the book tells doesn’t exclusively belong to her. At the heart of Simone’s novel is a tragedy which also happened to Tess (Jodie Whittaker) and Hat (Yael Stone), her two childhood best friends.

As it becomes harder to prise fact from fiction, one person’s memory and story from another’s, the book threatens to derail all their friendships, bringing old traumas to the surface of the small coastal community where they grew up, and stirring its perpetrators, who want to make it all go away.

Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Nicole da Silva (Doctor Doctor, Wentworth) and Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black) lead an ensemble cast including George Mason (The Power of the Dog), Erroll Shand (Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud), Noni Hazlehurst (A Place To Call Home, Fires), Tina Bursill (Doctor Doctor), Damien Strouthos (The Twelve) and Jillian Nguyen (Barons).

One Night is produced by Easy Tiger’s Ian Collie, Rob Gibson and Ally Henville (Colin From Accounts, The Twelve) with Motive Pictures’ Simon Maxwell (The Woman in the Wall, Get Millie Black) as executive producer and Harriet Creelman, co-executive producer. Written by Emily Ballou, who also serves as executive producer.

Sophia Mogford, Executive Producer, Drama and Comedy, Paramount ANZ said: “One Night is a fantastic drama, and such a timely, yet timeless story set against the dramatic backdrop of the New South Wales coastline, and brought to life by a great cast of International and local actors. It’s a production we are thrilled to be able to champion. This coupled with the opportunity to be teaming up with Easy Tiger, Fifth Season and Screen Australia on this compelling story, makes this a very special project. Local productions are a priority for us, and One Night joins The Last King of The Cross, North Shore and The Appleton Ladies Potato Race as another Paramount+ Original to get excited about.”

Producers Ian Collie, Rob Gibson and Ally Henville of Easy Tiger said: “We are so excited to be working with Emily Ballou, Simon Maxwell and the team at Motive, as well as our partners at Paramount+, on this brilliantly conceived and executed story. One Night is a gripping, character-driven mystery that explores the boundaries of friendship, and questions our understanding of memory, trauma, and storytelling itself, all set against the majestic beauty of the south coast of New South Wales.”

Simon Maxwell, Executive Producer Motive Pictures said, “One Night showcases Emily’s extraordinary gifts as a writer, interweaving beautifully-observed character writing, compulsive storytelling and insights into its very relevant themes.  It’s no wonder that her scripts have attracted such a stellar cast including Jodie Whittaker, Nicole da Silva and Yael Stone. We’re excited to be embarking on this adventure alongside our partners at Easy Tiger, Paramount+, Fifth Season and Screen Australia.”

Grainne Brunsdon, Screen Australia’s Head of Content said: “Easy Tiger have an impressive track record of creating fresh Australian dramas that connect with audiences here and around the world, and we’re pleased to support them on this thrilling series, together with a very strong creative team including talented directors Catherine Millar and Lisa Matthews. One Night is sure to engage audiences with its complex intertwining storyline, relatable characters and of course the stunning Wollongong coastline as its backdrop.”

Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Paramount+. Fifth Season is handling international sales.

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Originally published: February 27, 2023.

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Nickelodeon Junior France to Premiere 'The Tiny Chef Show' on March 20

Nickelodeon Junior France will premiere The Tiny Chef Show on Monday 20th March 2023! Locally titled Mini Chef, new episodes will air daily at 19:00.

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From Megazap:

MINI CHEF : La nouvelle série culinaire de NICKELODEON JUNIOR animée par RuPaul dès le 20 mars

NICKELODEON JUNIOR donne rendez-vous à tous les p'tits cuistos pour de grandes aventures culinaires avec sa nouvelle série MINI CHEF, à découvrir en exclusivité dès le 20 mars !

Produite par les studios Nickelodeon Animation et Imagine Kids+Family, et animée par RuPaul, la série suit l'herbivore Mini Chef dans son émission de cuisine dans laquelle il élabore des petits plats savoureux pour les enfants.

Dans chaque épisode, depuis sa maison nichée au creux d'une souche d'arbre, Mini Chef imagine avec beaucoup d'amour une nouvelle recette de sa création. Pour l'aider dans ses préparations, il peut compter sur l'aide de son bras droit Olly, un petit robot mais aussi de ses amis Ruby, une chenille à l'appétit débordant, Henry un escargot dévoué et affectueux et l'orchestre de la souche, composé d'une fourchette, d'une spatule et d'une cuillère.
Toujours ravi de faire part de sa passion avec les autres, Mini Chef accueille également dans son émission des invités célèbres tels que les Kristen Bell et Josh Gad, le rappeur RZA ou encore la jeune chanteuse That Girl Lay Lay héroïne de la nouvelle série NICKELODEON éponyme, pour échanger sur la nourriture, l'amitié et bien plus encore.

Tous aux fourneaux avec cette nouvelle série inédite qui ne manquera pas de ravir les papilles des minis chefs ! 


Dès le 20 mars, tous les jours à 19h, en exclusivité sur NICKELODEON JUNIOR, une chaîne disponible dans les Offres Canal+/CanalBox en Outre-Mer, Orange, SFR, Zeop, GO TV et sur tous les supports TV payants en France Métropolitaine.


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