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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: BRITISH ACADEMY CHILDREN’S AWARDS

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Four wins for online channel TRUETUBE

ALHAJI FOFANA and MADDIE MOATE win first BAFTAs

DAME JACQUELINE WILSON presented with Special Award

London, 26 November 2017: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners for tonight’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Doc Brown at the Roundhouse, London, and presenters included Peter Andre, Matt Baker, Angellica Bell, Hugh Dennis, Rochelle Humes, Pixie Lott, Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely.

Online education channel TrueTube won Channel of the Year, the first time the category has gone to an online-only channel.

First-time nominee Alhaji Fofana won the Performer BAFTA for his role in Screwball, TrueTube’s comedy drama about two young people struggling through their first sexual encounter. The film’s creator, Adam Tyler, won Writer.

TrueTube’s success on the night continued with a win in the Drama category for Like Me, a film about the perils of social media.

Maddie Moate triumphed in the Presenter category, winning her first BAFTA and recognising her work on CBeebies’ Do You Know?, the show that explores how everyday objects are made and work for the pre-school audience. Our Family took home the BAFTA for Pre-School Live Action. Hey Duggee collected the award in Pre-School Animation and the interactive app Hey Duggee: We Love Animals won for Interactive.

The comedy sketch series Class Dismissed won in the Comedy category. Inside My Head: A Newsround Special, a film about mental health, collected the BAFTA for Factual, taking CBBC’s tally on the night to two.

CiTV also won two BAFTAs: Bear Grylls’ Survival School won in the Entertainment category and Share a Story 2016 won in Short Form, the fourth BAFTA for the programme in this category having previous won in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The animated films of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes won in the Animation category.

Blue Zoo Animation Studio won for Independent Production Company of the Year, its first win at the awards following nominations in 2014 and 2016. Pokémon Go, the location-based augmented reality game, won in the Game category. Earlier this year it won a BAFTA at the 2017 British Academy Games Awards.

In other categories, SpongeBob SquarePants triumphed in International, Netflix’s The Little Prince won for Feature Film, and History Bombs: Online History Resource won for Learning.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson received the Special Award for her outstanding contribution to children’s media. The esteemed writer was presented the award by Michelle Collins,

who played the title role in the TV adaptation Illustrated Mum.

Earlier in the day, children from schools in Wandsworth London, supported by Place2Be, took part in an afternoon of activities including a TV presenting workshop as part of the BAFTA Kids Red Carpet Experience. The children lined the awards’ red carpet to collect autographs from their favourite celebrities arriving for the ceremony.

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SPECIAL AWARD

JACQUELINE WILSON

ANIMATION

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell – Turner/Cartoon Network

REVOLTING RHYMES Production Team – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One

SHAUN THE SHEEP Will Becher, John Woolley, Richard Starzak – Aardman Animations/CBBC

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Production Team - Lupus Films, Bear Hunt Films, Walker Productions, Herrick Entertainment/Channel 4

CHANNEL OF THE YEAR

CARTOON NETWORK

CBBC

CBEEBIES

TRUETUBE

COMEDY

CLASS DISMISSED Sid Cole, Claire McCarthy, Tracey Rooney – CBBC Productions/CBBC

HANK ZIPZER Richard Grocock, Mark Oswin, Nick Collett - Kindle Entertainment with DHX Media, Walker Productions and Supported by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund/CBBC

HORRIBLE HISTORIES Production Team – Lion Television/CBBC

SO AWKWARD Production Team – Channel X North/CBBC

DRAMA

HANK ZIPZER’S CHRISTMAS CATASTROPHE Matt Bloom, Anne Brogan, Joe Williams - Kindle Entertainment with DHX Media, Walker Productions and Supported by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund/CBBC

HETTY FEATHER Matt Evans, Reza Moradi, David Collier – CBBC Productions/CBBC

JAMIE JOHNSON Production Team - Short Form Film Company/CBBC

LIKE ME Adam Tyler, Bob Ayres, Toby Lloyd – CTVC Ltd/TrueTube

ENTERTAINMENT

BEAR GRYLLS' SURVIVAL SCHOOL Michael Kelpie, Phil Mount, Bear Grylls- Potato for ITV Studios/CiTV

THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Production Team - BBC Children's Scotland/CBBC

SAM &MARK’S BIG FRIDAY WIND-UP Gareth Edwards, Steve Ryde, John Payne – CBBC Productions/CBBC

SWASHBUCKLE Anna Perowne, Geoff Coward, Tony Grech-Smith – CBeebies Productions/CBeebies

FACTUAL

ABSOLUTE GENIUS MONSTER BUILDS Matt Knight, James Knight, Annette Williams – CBBC Productions/CBBC

INSIDE MY HEAD: A NEWSROUND SPECIAL Charlotte Ingham, Josh Gale – CBBC Productions/CBBC

MY LIFE: BORN TO VLOG Sarah Murch, Launa Kennett, Denis McWilliams – Blakeway North/CBBC

TO LIFE Production Team – CTVC Ltd/TrueTube

FEATURE FILM

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner – Laika/Universal Pictures

THE LITTLE PRINCE Mark Osborne, Aton Soumache, Alexis Vonarb, Dimitri Rassam - ON Animation Studios and Netflix/Netflix

MOANA Ron Clements, John Musker, Osnat Shurer - Walt Disney Animation Studios/Walt Disney Animation Studios

SING Christopher Meledandri, Janet Healy, Garth Jennings – Illumination/Universal Pictures

GAME

MONUMENT VALLEY 2 Development Team - ustwo games/ustwo games

THE PLAYROOM VR Development Team - SIE Japan Studio, Team ASOBI!/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

POKÉMON GO Development Team – Niantic/Pokémon

POKÉMON SUN & POKÉMON MOON Development Team - Game Freak/Pokémon, Nintendo

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

BLUE ZOO ANIMATION STUDIO

KARROT ENTERTAINMENT

MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES

STRAWBERRY BLOND

INTERACTIVE

ADVENTURE TIME ‘I SEE OOO’ Production Team- Turner

THE GRUFFALO SPOTTER Development Team - Magic Light Pictures & Nexus Studios

HEY DUGGEE: WE LOVE ANIMALS Phil Hoskins, Keith Davidson, Peter Hickman - Scary Beasties Ltd and BBC Worldwide

VIRRY VR Martin Percy, Svetlana Dragayeva, Joanna Fogler - Fountain Digital Labs

INTERNATIONAL

AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY – MELODY 1963: LOVE HAS TO WIN Alison McDonald, Tina Mabry, Nicole Dow – Amazon Studios/Amazon

ASK THE STORYBOTS Evan Spiridellis, Gregg Spiridellis - JibJab Bros. Studios/Netflix

THE SNOWY DAY Production Team - Amazon Studios and Karrot Entertainment/Amazon SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Stephen Hillenburg, Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli – Nickelodeon/Nicktoons

LEARNING

HISTORY BOMBS: ONLINE HISTORY RESOURCES Chris Hobbs, Ellie Rogers, Claire O’Brien – History Bombs/Historybombs.com

LIFESAVER VR Martin Percy, Yates Buckley, Andy Lockey – UNIT9

NUMBERBLOCKS Joe Elliot, Simon Taylor, Laura Annis – Blue Zoo Animation/CBeebies

SHIA // SUNNI Adam Tyler, Bob Ayres, Toby Lloyd – CTVC Ltd/TrueTube.co.uk

PERFORMER

ALHAJI FOFANA as Ryan in Screwball! - TrueTube

MILLIE INNES as Millie in Millie Inbetween – CBBC

PHIL FLETCHER as Hacker T Dog in CBBC Presentation – CBBC

SAVANNAH BAKER as Natalie in Screwball! – TrueTube

PRE-SCHOOL – ANIMATION

DIGBY DRAGON Adam Shaw, Chris Drew, Tom McDowell - Blue Zoo Animation/Nick Jr

HEY DUGGEE Grant Orchard, Janine Voong, Sander Jones - STUDIO AKA/CBeebies

PEPPA PIG Phil Davies, Mark Baker, Joris van Hulzen - Astley Baker Davies/Entertainment One/Channel 5

SARAH & DUCK Jamie Badminton, Sarah Gomes Harris, Tim O’Sullivan - Karrot Entertainment/CBeebies

PRE-SCHOOL - LIVE ACTION

APPLE TREE HOUSE Production Team - Five Apples Ltd/CBeebies

CBEEBIES STARGAZING: MISSION EXPLORE Katie Simmons, Tom Cousins, Anna Perowne - CBeebies Production/CBeebies

DO YOU KNOW? Romily Menzies, Sarah Trigg, Paul Kittel - 7Wonder/CBeebies

OUR FAMILY Sallyann Keizer, Ruth Mills, Luke Gallie - Sixth Sense Media Limited/CBeebies

PRESENTER

DR CHRIS VAN TULLEKEN AND DR XAND VAN TULLEKEN Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover - CBBC

GEMMA HUNT Swashbuckle - CBeebies

MADDIE MOATE Do You Know? - CBeebies

SAM NIXON AND MARK RHODES Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up - CBBC

SHORT FORM

CN BUDDY NETWORK – Production Team - Turner/Cartoon Network

THE HAPPOS FAMILY Production Team – Turner/Boomerang

MORPH Merlin Crossingham, Helen Argo, Peter Lord – Aardman Animations/Sky Kids

SHARE A STORY 2016 Production Team – CiTV/CiTV

WRITER

ADAM TYLER – Screwball! - TrueTube

JOE WILLIAMS Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe - CBBC

PAUL ROSE, LUC SKYZ, MIKIS MICHAELIDES 4 O’Clock Club - CBBC

WRITING TEAM The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network

About BAFTA 

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About BAFTA Kids

BAFTA Kids is a programme of events and initiatives for families across the UK run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, offering insight into creative excellence within film, television and games. The programme features behind-the-scenes roadshows, workshops and masterclasses with BAFTA-winning talent, online challenges and competitions, and special hospice screenings. Whereas BAFTA’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within these industries, BAFTA Kids is a trusted and accessible brand for families to explore and discover new, innovative and non-mainstream work, helping them deepen their appreciation of the films, television programmes and games they enjoy. www.baftakids.org

 

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