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BAFTA Children announces award winners

Published on: 29th November 2022

Among the recipients of this year’s BAFTA Children & Young People Awards, multiple BBC series made a strong showing.

The winners of this year’s BAFTA Children & Young People Awards have been announced at a ceremony in London, with BBC shows landing six of the 14 awards and Apple TV+ receiving four.

Magic Light Pictures’ The Snail and the Whale (shown on BBC) won the BAFTA for Animation, and Max Lang and Daniel Snaddon were awarded in the Director category. The Snail and the Whale had already been named Best Special Production in the 2021 Annual Annie Awards.

Several series that have spawned successful licensed IP took home gongs; the award for Pre-School Animation was presented to Hey Duggee, from Studio AKA, BBC Studios Kids & Family for CBeebies, marking the series’ fourth win in this category, and animated TV series Bluey won in International.

The BBC properties Bluey and Hey Duggee continue to flourish with multiple licensing partners; only last week, Bluey made its debut in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

Lovely Little Farm won in the Pre-School Live Action category for Darrall Macqueen Ltd and Apple TV+, one of four wins for the streaming service, while Sackboy: A Big Adventure won the Game category, following its win in the BAFTA Games Awards in 2021 (Sumo Sheffield/ Sony Interactive Entertainment). The Writer award went to The Amazing World of Gumball, by Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe/Cartoon Network.

Last weekend also saw BAFTA host the first-ever Children and Young People’s Festival at its London headquarters in Piccadilly. Open to the public, the festival weekend was a celebration of content for younger audiences and showcase of BAFTA’s outreach work and initiatives for young people, underscoring the arts charity’s mission to nurture and inspire the budding creatives, filmmakers and talent of tomorrow.

The full list of nominations and winners can be found here.

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