Silvergate Media bags three Annie Awards for Netflix animated series, ‘Hilda’ (S2)


Silvergate Media has announced to have won three major awards at the 2021 Annie Awards for the second season of its Netflix animated adventure TV series, Hilda.

The 48th annual Annie Awards were presented virtually on 16 April to honour achievements in animation. Hilda was crowned ‘Best Animated TV Production for Children’, in addition to scooping awards for ‘Best Character Animation- TV and Media’ and ‘Best Editorial- TV and Media’, collecting awards in every nominated category and making it the most-awarded TV series of the night.

Thrilled by the wins, Silvergate Media creative content EVP and Hilda executive producer Kurt Mueller stated, “The second season of Hilda expanded the mythical universe of Trolberg, bringing layers of complexity to the cast of characters and offering viewers a closer look at the unique and fascinating world inspired by Luke Pearson and his original comic book series.  On behalf of the entire team and our partners at Netflix, we are thrilled to receive these awards for Season Two and look forward to delivering more blue-haired adventures in the very near future.”

The show’s recent awards triumph follows its previous success at the 2019 Annie Awards when the first season of Hilda was also awarded three of the top TV prizes. It then went on to achieve further critical acclaim by winning BAFTA, International Emmy and Kidscreen awards that same year.

Silvergate Media chief executive Waheed Alli added, “To have won awards in every nominated category is testament to the creative vision of Mercury Films.  We’re proud to have created a show unlike anything else you’ll see on children’s TV today.”

Co-produced by Silvergate Media and Mercury Films, Hilda first landed on Netflix and received great acclaim in September 2018. Season two was released on 14 December 2020, delivering fresh adventures for the fearless blue-haired heroine as she delves deeper into the vast magical wilderness of Trolberg. Through her entertaining and inspiring adventures, Hilda learns that not everyone shares her open-minded view of the ‘hidden world’, while her Mum worries that her growing rebelliousness will lead to more trouble than Hilda can handle – reads the official synopsis.

The first two seasons of Hilda are now available in 130 countries on Netflix and Silvergate has an extended special in the pipeline. It has a consumer products program in place that spans toys, games, publishing, accessories, apparel and homewares.