Logies 2018: Little J & Big Cuz's Historic Win
"This is so incredible. This is the first contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander animated series".
During TV's night of nights -- the 60th annual TV Week Logie awards -- NITV's Little J & Big Cuz accepted the award for Most Outstanding Children's Program.
The groundbreaking series is a first of its kind, following the titular characters -- five-year-old Little J and nine-year-old Big Cuz -- as they explore Indigenous culture, country, and language.
The animated series focuses on being entertaining while also encouraging education on the history of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander cultures for all Australians.
Miranda Tapsell, who voices Little J, could barely contain her excitement rushing to accept the award from Dr Chris Brown and Robert Irwin.
"This is so incredible," Tapsell said during her speech, "This is the first contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander animated series".
"You know we are just so excited for it to be recognised, for the important role that it plays in children's television. For our mob and for all of you too."
Just days after the series was nominated for the award, NITV announced it was commissioning a second season which will launch on the channel and ABC Kids in 2019.
"I think we can all agree tonight that for young Aboriginal children in particular to fall in love with education, and to follow their dreams is -- it's important for them to see that. So thank you."
Feature image: Twitter / Tanya Denning Orman