Industry Accolades and Star Power at the Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards Event in Manhattan

The Joyous Quintet, a children’s act featured on primetime series Little Big Shots, got the morning off on a high note. The uber-talented musicians had the audience clapping along to a medley of tunes including “Firework,” “Take On Me” and “Isn’t She Lovely” that set the mood for a celebration of outstanding cross-platform programming and marketing campaigns. 

In addition to our 2017 finalists, Cynopsis Kids honored three Luminary Award winners. Startup pocket.watch’s Albie Hecht and Chris M. Williams were presented with the Content Pioneer Award by SNL star Kenan Thompson, who took a break from the jokes to credit former Nickelodeon chief Hecht with jump-starting his career, noting, “I owe my whole life to you.” YouTube Red creator Juliette Brindak Blake, co-founder of Miss O & Friends, presented the Video Vanguard Award to YouTube Red Originals’ Nadine Zlystra, who said she loves working for a company whose goal is, simply, “to make programs that are awesome.” And the Family Viewing Award was accepted on behalf of NBC’s Little Big Shots by Brita Wagner, NBCUniversal’s director of late night & special programming (click here for event pictures).

Congratulations to our winners: 7ATE9 Entertainment, batteryPOP, Budge Studios, CAKE, Cartoon Network Studios, Discovery Family/Hasbro Studios, Dreamworks TV, Driver Digital Studios & Mattel Creations, Food Network, Genius Brands International, Grace: a storytelling company, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, KIDZ BOP, Litton Entertainment, Marvel Entertainment, Mattel Creations, Music Together Worldwide, National Geographic Channel, Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon International, PBS KIDS, Radio, Disney, Silvergate Media, Sprout, Steve Rotfeld Productions, The Jim Henson Company, THIRTEEN Productions for WNET, Toca Boca, Viacom…

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