BL series Gameboys earns nomination at 2021 International Emmy Kids Awards

by James Patrick Anarcon
Sep 9, 2021
Gameboys, starring Kokoy de Santos (left) and Elijah Canlas (right), is nominated in the Kids: Live Action category of the 2021 International Emmy Awards!
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Gameboys, a hit Boys' Love (BL) series top-billed by Kokoy de Santos and Elijah Canlas, celebrates a new milestone.

The online series is nominated in the 2021 International Emmy Kids Awards for the Kids: Live Action category.

The other nominees in the category are from Australia, Netherlands, and Argentina.

Produced by The IdeaFirst Company of Jun Lana and Perci Intalan, the series is about two teenage boys who met through online gaming and fell in love amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elijah Canlas and Kokoy de Santos

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The series, which premiered on May 22, 2020, has since earned a huge following. Kokoy and Elijah's love team is called "EliKoy" by their fans.

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It has also spawned a movie sequel shown in July 2021, and a second season is in the works.

Gameboys is also available for streaming on Netflix and had a TV broadcast on GMA-7's digital channel Heart of Asia from June to September 2021.

The series is directed by Ivan Payawal and written by Ash Malanum.

Here is the list of nominees for the Kids: Live Action category of the 2021 International Emmy Kids Awards:

  • First Day (Epic Films, Australian Children's Television Foundation / Australia)
  • Gameboys (The IdeaFirst Company / Philippines)
  • Heirs Of The Night (Lemming Film, Hamster Film, Maze Pictures, Maipo Film, NDR, NRK, AVROTROS, Scope Pictures, ZDF Enterprises / Netherlands)
  • Nivis Amigos de otro mundo (Buena Vista International, Metrovision, Non Stop Digital / Argentina)

Watch Elijah and Kokoy's guest appearance on PEP Live here:

Video: Kim Justine Gan (Summit Media Video Team).

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Gameboys, starring Kokoy de Santos (left) and Elijah Canlas (right), is nominated in the Kids: Live Action category of the 2021 International Emmy Awards!
PHOTO/S: Gameboys
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