Netflix and BBC dominate BAFTA Children’s shortlist

The Beeb’s kidsnets have racked up 25 nominations, and Netflix is making its presence known with a total of 10 nods this year.
October 25, 2022

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced this year’s nominations for its prestigious Children and Young People Awards.

The BBC continues to be the heavyweight contender, with 11 nominations for CBBC, 10 for CBeebies and four for BBC One. But Netflix has 10 nominations and is well positioned to compete this year. The streamer’s presence was especially strong in the feature film category, where three of its projects (Klaus, The Mitchells vs. the Machines and Over the Moon) made the cut.

Channel 4 and Channel 5 scored two nods each, with Sky Kids and Apple TV+ both racking up four. London-based Magic Light Pictures was shortlisted four times—the most by an indie prodco this year.

Magic Light’s CG-animated special The Snail and the Whale (based on the same-name book by Julia Donaldson) is tied with live-action series Dodger for the most nominations by a single project, with three nods each. Another page-to-screen special nominated in the animation category is Lupus Films’ The Tiger Who Came To Tea (pictured), based on Judith Kerr’s same-name short story.

The BAFTA awards ceremony will take place in London on November 27.

BAFTA’s Children & Young People Awards 2022—Nominations


Hilda (Hilda Productions Limited, A Silvergate Media Company, Netflix and Mercury Filmworks)
Robin Robin (Aardman Animations for Netflix)
The Snail and The Whale (Magic Light Pictures/BBC One)
The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Lupus Films/Channel 4)

Content For Change

Ada Twist, Scientist (Laughing Wild, Higher Ground Productions, Wonder Worldwide and Netflix)
El Deafo (Lighthouse Studios in association with Apple/Apple TV+)
Only A Child (Amka Films/YouTube)
Waffles + Mochi (Higher Ground Productions for Netflix)


Steve Cox – Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas (Aardman Animations For Netflix/BBC One)
Mic Graves – The Amazing World Of Gumball (Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe/Cartoon Network)
Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon – The Snail and The Whale (Magic Light Pictures/ BBC One)
Rhys Thomas – Dodger (Universal International Studios for BBC/CBBC)

Feature Film

Klaus (Netflix)
The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Netflix)
Over The Moon (Netflix)
Wolfwalkers (Cartoon Saloon, Melusine Productions in association with Apple/Apple TV+)


Astro’s Playroom (Asobi Team/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (TT Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Sackboy: A Big Adventure (Sumo Sheffield/Sony Interactive Entertainment)


Bluey (Ludo Studio/Disney Junior)
City Of Ghosts (A Netflix Original Series/Netflix)
Kiri And Lou (Stretchy And Yowza Animation/CBeebies)
Maya and The Three (A Netflix Series/Netflix)


Crackerjack! (BBC Studios Children’s & Family/CBBC)
Deadly 60 (BBC Studios Natural History Unit/CBBC)
FYI: Ukraine Invasion Special (Fresh Start Media/Sky Kids)
Gym Stars (Drummer TV for BBC/CBBC)


Justin Fletcher – Mr. Tumble’s Busy Bus Day (BBC Studios Kids & Family/CBeebies)
Chris O’Dowd – Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth (Studio AKA/Apple TV+)
Cathy Tyson – Jojo & Gran Gran (BBC Studios Kids & Family Productions/CBeebies)
Julie Walters – Terry Pratchett’s The Abominable Snow Baby (Eagle Eye Drama/Channel 4)

Pre-School – Animation

Circle Square (Wyndley Animation Ltd, Kavaleer Productions Ltd/Channel 5)
Hey Duggee (Studio AKA/CBeebies)
Pip And Posy (Magic Light Pictures, Channel 5/Sky Kids)
The Very Small Creatures (Aardman/Sky Kids)

Pre-School – Live Action

Andy’s Aquatic Adventures (BBC Studios Natural History Unit/CBeebies)
Grace’s Amazing Machines (BBC Studios Kids & Family/CBeebies)
Lovely Little Farm (Darrall Macqueen Ltd/Apple TV+)
Something Special (BBC Studios Kids & Family/CBeebies)


Braydon Bent – FYI Investigates: Brazil – Children Caught In The Crossfire (Fresh Start Media/Sky Kids)
Yolanda Brown – YolanDa’s Band Jam (BBC Studios Kids & Family/CBeebies)
George Webster – CBeebies Presentation (BBC/CBeebies)
Hamza Yassin – Let’s Go For A Walk (Hello Halo Kids Ltd for BBC/CBeebies)


Dodger (Universal International Studios/CBBC)
Jamie Johnson (Short Form Film Ltd/CBBC)
My Mum Tracy Beaker (BBC Studios Kids And Family/CBBC)
Silverpoint (Zodiak Kids & Family Productions UK/CBBC)


Max Lang, Suzanne Lang – The Snail and The Whale (Magic Light Pictures/BBC One)
Joe Markham, Mic Graves, Tony Hull – The Amazing World Of Gumball (Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe/Cartoon Network)
Lucy Montgomery, Rhys Thomas – Dodger (Universal International Studios For BBC/CBBC)
Lee Walters – Silverpoint (Zodiak Kids & Family Productions UK/CBBC)

Young Performer

Bobby Beynon – The Adventures Of Paddington (Blue Zoo Animation, Nick Jr, Studio Canal, Heyday Films, Superprod/Nick Jr)
Ella Bright – Malory Towers (King Bert Productions/BBC iPlayer)
Keaton Edmund – Jamie Johnson (Short Form Film Ltd/CBBC)
Taiya Samuel – Jojo & Gran Gran (BBC Studios Kids & Family Productions/CBeebies)

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