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SA’s Netflix series ‘Penguin Town’ bags six Daytime Emmy nods [watch]

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Penguin Town, an eight-part documentary series filmed in Cape Town, has been nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards! The series follows a group of endangered penguins and is narrated by American stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt. 

The documentary scored a nomination in the Outstanding Music Direction and Composition category for the theme song, which was created by multitalented muso, The Kiffness. 

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‘PENGUIN TOWN’

Netflix’s Penguin Town follows a group of adorable penguins in Simon’s Town, Cape Town as they navigate life on the Western Cape’s beaches. Patton Oswalt, who narrates the series, has been a part of several animal-centred projects including Bojack Horseman and Ratatouille

Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment, Oswalt said he “really empathises with animals, especially wild animals”. 

“I was just immediately enchanted by the idea of a nature documentary, but it’s more about nature invading urban spaces and how nature still wins in spite of all these obstacles”. 

WATCH THE ‘PENGUIN TIME’ TRAILER HERE 

‘PENGUIN TOWN’ AT THE DAYTIME EMMYS 

The Daytime Emmy nominees were announced on Thursday 5 May. Penguin Town scored a whopping six nominations including Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Series and Outstanding Single-Camera Editing. 

In total Netflix bagged 27 Daytime Emmy nominations and Penguin Town is the only South African series nominated for an award at the Daytime Emmys. 

The Daytime Emmy Awards are set to take place on 18 June. 

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THE KIFFNESS BAGS A NOD! 

The Kiffness’ single Pushin’ On released in 2013 was selected for Penguin Town’s theme song. The track was nominated for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition. 

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday 11 May, The Kiffness wrote: “Proud to have done the theme song for this series.” 

LISTEN TO ‘PUSHIN’ ON’ HERE 

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