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Scary stories, streamers win big at the Children’s BAFTAs

The horror series Creeped Out and Netflix offerings like Hilda and The Worst Witch took home trophies at the 2019 British Academy Children’s Awards in London.
December 2, 2019

Anthology horror show Creeped Out (pictured) scared up a win in the drama category at the 2019 British Academy (BAFTA) Children’s Awards last night in London. The spooky series from BBC Children’s in-house productions and WildBrain/CBBC took home the title as all things creepy continue to steal the spotlight.

In the comedy category, Lion Television and CBBC’s Horrible Histories was crowned for the sixth time. Another repeat winner was CBeebies, which once again took home the title for channel of the year (marking its seventh win).

In the animation category, Silvergate Media and Netflix series Hilda took home the title. Teen Titans Go!, from Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network, was named the winner in the international animation category. The preschool animation award went to Blue Zoo for Alphablocks and CBeebies’ Numberblocks.

The international live action category was won by Odd Squad, while the preschool live action award went to Ferne and Rory’s Vet Tales from BBC Children’s in-house productions and CBeebies.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swung away with a win for feature film. In the digital category, Wonderscope’s A Brief History of Amazing Stunts by Astounding People took home the title. Astro Bot Rescue Mission from SIE Japan Studio and Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe won the game category.

Play Your Pets Right took home the title in the entertainment category while DIY series The Dengineers was awarded the BAFTA for the factual entertainment category. The factual category, meanwhile, was won by Finding my Family: Holocaust.

First-time winners included Emily Burnett, who took home the BAFTA for performer for her role in The Dumping Ground; Bella Ramsay, who won for CBBC and Netflix’s The Worst Witch in the young performer category; and Dick Campbell, who took home the title in the director category for The Worst Witch.

Last night’s ceremony was hosted by Lindsey Russell, Ben Shires, Arielle Free, Sam Homewood, Nigel Clarke and Maddie Moate. A full list of this year’s winners is available online.

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Elizabeth Foster is Kidscreen's Copy Chief & Special Reports Editor. Contact Elizabeth at efoster@brunico.com

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