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Katie Morag leads BAFTA Children’s noms

The awards celebrating the UK's best of the best in kids entertainment will take place on November 23 at a gala ceremony in London.
October 21, 2014

BAFTA has unveiled the nominees for its annual British Academy of Film and Television’s Children’s Awards, with family drama Katie Morag, from Scotland-based indie Move on Up, leading the pack.

The live-action series leads with three nominations in the Drama, Writer and Performer categories. Based on the popular kids books by Mairi Hedderwick, the show was greenlit for a second season on pubcasters CBeebies and CBBC, representing the first time the two channels have co-commissioned a series.

Shows picking up two noms each include Old Jack’s Boat, 4 O’Clock Club, The Amazing World of Gumball, Roy and Wolfblood.

This year, the awards ceremony will take place on November 23 in London.

Highlights of the nominations include:

Animation:

The Amazing World of Gumball, Cartoon Network Studios Europe/Cartoon Network

Dennis the Menace & Gnasher, Red Kite Animation/Sticky Pictures/CBBC

Shaun the Sheep, Aardman Animations/CBBC

Strange Hill High, CBBC and Fremantle/CBBC

Channel of the Year:

Cartoon Network

CBBC

CBeebies

CYW

Drama

Katie Morag, Move on Up/CBeebies

Rocket’s Island, Lime Pictures/CBBC

Roy, Jam Media/CBBC

Wolfblood, CBBC

Feature Film

Frozen, Walt Disney Animation Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

How To Train Your Dragon 2, DreamWorks Animation/Twentieth Century Fox

The Lego Movie, Village Road Show Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures

Maleficent, Roth Films/Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Independent Production Company Of The Year

Blue Zoo

Dot To Dot Productions

Factory Tm Ltd

Kindle Entertainment Ltd

Preschool: Animation

Bing, An Acamar Films Production coproduced by Brown Bag Films and Tandem/CBeebies

Dinopaws, Kindle Entertainment Ltd/Guru Studio Ltd/Laughing Gravy Media/CBeebies

Postman Pat and The Rubber Duck Race, Mackinnon and Saunders/CBeebies

Sarah & Duck, Karrot Entertainment/CBeebies

Preschool: Live Action

Cbeebies Three Little Pigs, CBeebies

Grandpa In My Pocket, Adastra Creative Ltd/CBeebies

Old Jack’s Boat, CBeebies

Something Special, CBeebies

Along with the nominations, the BAFTA Kids’ Vote also launched today. The audience award gives kids ages seven to 14 the chance to vote for their favorite TV series, film, website and game. Three-time winner of website category Bin Weevils will be looking to take the top spot once more, despite competition from runners-up Moshi Monsters and Club Penguin. In the Kids’ Vote film list, nominees include Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Rio 2, Turbo, Planes and Muppets Most Wanted. The BAFTA Kids’ Vote closes on November 23, and kids can vote at www.baftakidsvote.org.

The full list of nominations can be found at http://www.bafta.org/childrens-awards/. 

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