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:
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:
Katie Morag, Move on Up/CBeebies
Rocket’s Island, Lime Pictures/CBBC
Roy, Jam Media/CBBC
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
Dot To Dot Productions
Factory Tm Ltd
Kindle Entertainment Ltd
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/.