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2024 Nominees

Jamie Johnson FC

Short Form Film, BBC


- Live Action: Children

JAMIE JOHNSON FC is a spin-off series from the wildly successful British soccer drama Jamie Johnson. It follows a new generation of scrappy but talented kids as they join the elite academy of English Premier League team Hawx United. These rough diamonds all dream of making it as professional soccer players, but whose dreams will come true and whose will be crushed? There’s only one way to find out. Taking young viewers into the aspirational yet ruthless world of soccer academies, this electrifying, warm-hearted, authentic series delivers breathtakingly real soccer action, stunning cinematography and jaw-dropping cameos from sporting superstars. Along the way, it tackles social issues and explores the moral murkiness of an industry which treats children like commodities – but it’s ultimately about the power of friendship, showing kids the joy of being part of something bigger than yourself.