May 1, 2017

THUNDERBIRD AWARDS NEWS

The Thunderbird Group has been busy! Over the weekend, Beat Bugs won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program. The program received 5 nominations, including Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Main Title. Series creator Josh Wakely attended the event, along with some of the Atomic Cartoons team. Congratulations to everyone involved!

The Leo Awards nominations were announced today, and the Thunderbird Group received 19 nominations. The Leo Awards recognize the best in the British Columbia film and television industry. We would like to congratulate all of the amazing teams involved. Details on the nominations below.

DAYTIME EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Beat Bugs

  • Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program – Josh Wakely, Cleon Prineas & Joshua Mapleston – Won
  • Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program – Josh Wakely
  • Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Designer – Josh Wakely, Mark Appleby, Pablo De La Torre & Jon Mead, Alexandru Nagy, Fredrick Fasse
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing – Preschool Animated Program – Brent Clark, Sam Hayward, Bob Mothersbaugh, Wes Swales
  • Outstanding Sound Editing – Preschool Animated Program – Jared Dwyer, Sam Hayward, Blair Slater


LEO AWARDS NOMINATIONS:

Kim’s Convenience

  • Best Screenwriting in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program – Sonja Bennett
  • Best Performance in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program – Andrea Bang


Beat Bugs

  • Best Animated Series or Program
  • Best Voice Performance in an Animated Program or Series – Rebecca Husain
  • Best Voice Performance in an Animated Program or Series – Lili Beaudoin


Some Assembly Required

  • Best Screenwriting in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series – Dan Signer, Howard Nemetz
  • Best Screenwriting in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series – Nadiya Chettiar
  • Best Direction in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series – Jon Rosenbaum
  • Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series – Ellie Harvie


Highway Thru Hell

  • Best Screenwriting in a Documentary Series – Neil Thomas, Nicole Tomlinson
  • Best Cinematography in a Documentary Series – Todd Craddock, Darren Dembicki


Game of Homes

  • Best Sound in an Information, Lifestyle or Reality Program or Series – Chris McIntosh, Brayden McCluskey, Aaron Tchir


The Man In The High Castle

  • Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series – Kurt Evans
  • Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series – Chelah Horsdal


Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story

  • Best Feature Length Documentary
  • Best Direction in a Feature Length Documentary – Jesse James Miller
  • Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary – Ken Johns
  • Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Documentary – Schaun Tozer


I Am JFK Jr. 

  • Best Sound in a Feature Length Documentary – Chris McIntosh, Brayden McCluskey, Aaron Tchir