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Lazy Town nominated for BAFTA

By Iceland Review

The children’s series Lazy Town, created by Icelander Magnús Scheving, have been nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.

According to Fréttabladid, Scheving is thrilled about the nominations and finds this a great acknowledgement of his work. BAFTA is known as the European Oscars.

Last spring, Lazy Town was nominated for the American Emmy awards.

Only two Icelanders have been nominated for BAFTA-awards before, among them the pagan priest and musician Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson. This year’s ceremony will be held on 26 November.

Lazy Town, or Latibaer in Icelandic, started out as a children’s book Scheving wrote to make children more conscious of healthy living, exercising and appreciating healthy food.

The book became very popular and was turned into a cardboard game and a play. Later, Scheving got the idea of a TV series in English, in which he stars as superhero Sportacus.

Scheving is a well-known sporting hero in Iceland. He became the Icelandic Men’s Individual Champion in aerobics in 1992, in 1993 the Nordic champion and in 1994 and 1995 the European champion.

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