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Ada Twist, Scientist WINS at 2022 Children’s & Family Emmy Awards!

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  • Posted by Anahita Tabarsi on December 12 2022




Load up the lab, we have some terrific news to share: Ada Twist, Scientist has been awarded Outstanding Preschool Animated Series at this year's inaugural Children’s & Family Emmy Awards!

The ceremony, which was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, featured JoJo Siwa as the host of the Children's & Family Creative Arts Emmy ceremony on Saturday, December 10th and Jack McBrayer as the host of the Children's & Family Emmy Awards on Sunday, December 11th.

Ada Twist, Scientist was nominated in the Outstanding Preschool Animated Series category alongside nominees Molly of Denali (PBS), Octonauts: Above & Beyond (Netflix), Santiago of the Seas (Nickelodeon) and Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (PBS).

The series follows the story of the titular Ada Twist, a young scientist who encounters new problems and discoveries with her friends, Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect. Together this trio uses the powers of science and engineering to hypothesize their way to new solutions, learning things about the world along the way!

Based on the best-selling children’s books by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts, the series was developed by executive producer Chris Nee (Laughing Wild), Wonder Worldwide, and produced in partnership with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, with animation done in our Brown Bag Films Dublin studio helmed by Jean Herlihy (Director) and Nayanshi Shaw (Producer).

Jean Herlihy, Series Director on Ada Twist, Scientist celebrated the win alongside executive producer Chris Nee and showrunner Kerri Grant and members of our Dublin production team.

“We’re thrilled to announce that Ada Twist, Scientist won a Children’s & Family Emmy for Outstanding Preschool Animated Series in Los Angeles this weekend.

Congratulations and thanks to the entire team involved, including Netflix, Laughing Wild, Higher Ground Productions, and Wonder Worldwide, and of course to our amazing Ada Twist crew. This show was a labor of love and our win is a testament to everyone’s hard work and dedication.

Ada was completed during lockdown which makes the win all the more impressive. I couldn’t be prouder of our team!”

—Jean Herlihy, Series Director on Ada Twist, Scientist

Pictured: Chris Nee, Jean Herlihy
Pictured: Chris Nee, Jean Herlihy
Pictured: Kerri Grant, Jean Herlihy
Pictured: Kerri Grant, Jean Herlihy

A huge congratulations to Jean Herlihy (Director), Nayanshi Shaw (Producer) and the entire Ada Twist team and to our partners at Netflix, Chris Nee (Laughing Wild), Wonder Worldwide, and President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions on this brilliant award win.

A special shoutout to Chris Nee (Laughing Wild) and the Higher Ground Productions team on their win for 'We the People'.

Check out some more snaps from the event:

The full list of winners from the inaugural Children’s & Family Emmy Awards can be found via etonline.com.


Anahita Tabarsi

Anahita is Brown Bag Films' Marketing Director, Digital & Social and drinks more than five coffees a day...

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