Penguin Town Emmy
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It is official! Penguin Town, Simon Town’s Netflix Series highlighting the lives of the African Penguin, is now a three-time Daytime Emmy winner!


South Africa (20 June 2022)Penguin Town, a Netflix series filmed in South Africa, was nominated for six Daytime Emmys in May, including “Outstanding Cinematography” and “Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Series”.

Netflix released the eight-part series about South Africa’s penguins in June of 2021. It is called “Penguin Town”. It follows the lives of several African Penguins that make their homes in the gardens of Simon’s Town homes.

The show was produced by Red Rock Films and South African filmmaker Cayley Christos. Cayley has over ten years of experience in filming wildlife content.

Other nominations included “Outstanding Music Direction and Composition”, “Outstanding Single-Camera Editing”, and “Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing”.

The Daytime Emmys award ceremony focuses on daytime television (think Days of Our Lives) and streaming content. The Daytime Emmy Award is bestowed by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year is the 49th event.

The ceremony took place over the weekend, and Cayley was there to accept the awards for “Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Series”, “Outstanding Cinematography”, and “Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing”.

Take a look at the highlights from Cayley’s evening below. The ceremony is unfortunately not aired in South Africa, but you can find the series on Netflix if you have not watched it yet.

@cayleychristosBest glow up yet!

♬ As It Was – Harry Styles

Sources: Daytime Emmys / Cayley Christos
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