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Bafta announces Children's Awards nominations

Bafta announces Children's Awards nominations
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Jon Creamer
24 October 2017

Bafta has announced the nominations for this year’s Children’s Awards.

There are seven nominations for TrueTube, the online educational platform. The channel is nominated in Channel of the Year, Like Me is nominated in Drama, To Life in Factual and Shia//Sunni in Learning. Screwball!, the relationship comedy drama, is nominated for Writing and Alhaji Fofana and Savannah Baker receive nominations in the Performer categories.
 
Completing the Performer category is Phil Fletcher as Hacker in Hacker T Dog and Millie Innes as Millie in Millie Inbetween.
 
CBeebies receives its 11th consecutive nomination for Channel of the Year, the only channel to receive a nomination every year since the category was introduced in 2006. CBBC and Cartoon Network complete the line-up.
 
For the first time online steaming channels Amazon and Netflix receive Children’s Awards nominations, with two each: Amazon, for An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love has to Win and The Snowy Day, both in International, and Netflix, for Ask the Storybots in International and for The Little Prince in Feature Film. The newly launched Sky Kids app receives its first nomination for Morph in the Short Form category.
 
Spongebob Squarepants, the animated series that has been broadcast for the past 18 years, receives a nomination in International.
 
A number of programmes received two nominations each: The Amazing World of Gumball for Animation and Writer; Do You Know? for Pre-School Live Action and Maddie Moate for Presenter; Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe for  Writer and Drama; Sam and Mark’s Big Friday Windup for Entertainment and Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes for Presenter. Completing the Presenter category is Gemma Hunt for Swashbuckle and Dr Chris Van Tulleken and Dr Xand Van Tulleken for Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover. Completing the Writer category is Paul Rose, Luc Skyz and Mikis Michaelides for 4 0’Clock Club.
 
In Independent Production Company of the Year,  Blue Zoo Animation Studio, Karrot Entertainment, Magic Light Pictures and Strawberry Blond all receive nominations.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 26 November and will be hosted by Doc Brown.
 
THE NOMINATIONS IN FULL

ANIMATION
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell – Turner/Cartoon Network
REVOLTING RHYMES Production Team – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One
SHAUN THE SHEEP Will Becher, John Woolley, Richard Starzak – Aardman Animations/CBBC
WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Production Team - Lupus Films, Bear Hunt Films, Walker Productions, Herrick Entertainment/Channel 4
 
CHANNEL OF THE YEAR
CARTOON NETWORK
CBBC
CBEEBIES
TRUETUBE
 
COMEDY
CLASS DISMISSED Sid Cole, Claire McCarthy, Tracey Rooney – CBBC Productions/CBBC
HANK ZIPZER Richard Grocock, Mark Oswin, Nick Collett - Kindle Entertainment with DHX Media, Walker Productions and Supported by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund/CBBC
HORRIBLE HISTORIES Production Team – Lion Television/CBBC
SO AWKWARD Production Team – Channel X North/CBBC
 
DRAMA
HANK ZIPZER’S CHRISTMAS CATASTROPHE Matt Bloom, Anne Brogan, Joe Williams - Kindle Entertainment with DHX Media, Walker Productions and Supported by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund/CBBC
HETTY FEATHER Matt Evans, Reza Moradi, David Collier – CBBC Productions/CBBC
JAMIE JOHNSON Production Team - Short Form Film Company/CBBC
LIKE ME Adam Tyler, Bob Ayres, Toby Lloyd – CTVC Ltd/TrueTube
 
ENTERTAINMENT
BEAR GRYLLS SURVIVAL SCHOOL Michael Kelpie, Phil Mount, Rob Sixsmith - Potato for ITV Studios/CiTV
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Production Team - BBC Children's Scotland/CBBC
SAM AND MARK’S BIG FRIDAY WIND UP Gareth Edwards, Steve Ryde, John Payne – CBBC Productions/CBBC
SWASHBUCKLE Anna Perowne, Geoff Coward, Tony Grech-Smith – CBeebies Productions/CBeebies
 
FACTUAL
ABSOLUTE GENIUS MONSTER BUILDS Matt Knight, James Knight, Annette Williams – CBBC Productions/CBBC
INSIDE MY HEAD: A NEWSROUND SPECIAL Charlotte Ingham, Josh Gale – CBBC Productions/CBBC
MY LIFE: BORN TO VLOG Sarah Murch, Launa Kennett, Denis McWilliams – Blakeway North/CBBC
TO LIFE Production Team – CTVC LTD/TrueTube
 
FEATURE FILM
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner – Laika/Universal Pictures
THE LITTLE PRINCE Mark Osborne, Aton Soumache, Alexis Vonarb, Dimitri Rassam - ON Animation Studios and Netflix/Netflix
MOANA Ron Clements, John Musker, Osnat Shurer - Walt Disney Animation Studios/Walt Disney Animation Studios
SING Christopher Meledandri, Janet Healy, Garth Jennings – Illumination/Universal Pictures
 
GAME
MONUMENT VALLEY 2 Development Team - ustwo games/ustwo games
THE PLAYROOM VR Development Team - SIE Japan Studio, Team ASOBI!/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
POKÉMON GO Development Team – Niantic/Pokémon
POKÉMON SUN & POKÉMON MOON Development Team - Game Freak/Pokémon, Nintendo
 
INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR
BLUE ZOO ANIMATION STUDIO
KARROT ENTERTAINMENT
MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES
STRAWBERRY BLOND
 
INTERACTIVE
ADVENTURE TIME ‘I SEE OOO’ Antonio Grasso, Ben Trewhella, Anil Glendinning - Turner
THE GRUFFALO SPOTTER Development Team - Magic Light Pictures & Nexus Studios
HEY DUGGEE: WE LOVE ANIMALS Phil Hoskins, Keith Davidson, Peter Hickman - Scary Beasties Ltd and BBC Worldwide
VIRRY VR Martin Percy, Svetlana Dragayeva, Joanna Fogler - Fountain Digital Labs
 
INTERNATIONAL
AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY – MELODY 1963: LOVE HAS TO WIN Alison McDonald, Tina Mabry, Nicole Dow – Amazon Studios/Amazon
ASK THE STORYBOTS Evan Spiridellis, Gregg Spiridellis - JibJab Bros. Studios/Netflix
THE SNOWY DAY Production Team - Amazon Studios and Karrot Entertainment/Amazon SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Stephen Hillenburg, Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli – Nickelodeon/Nicktoons
 
LEARNING
HISTORY BOMBS ONLINE HISTORY RESOURCES Production Team – History Bombs/Historybombs.com
LIFESAVER VR Martin Percy, Yates Buckely, Andy Lockey – UNIT9
NUMBERBLOCKS Joe Elliot, Simon Taylor, Laura Annis – Blue Zoo Animation/CBeebies
SHIA // SUNNI Adam Tyler, Bob Ayres, Toby Lloyd – CTVC Ltd/TrueTube.co.uk
 
PERFORMER
ALHAJI FOFANA as Ryan in Screwball! - TrueTube.co.uk
MILLIE INNES as Millie in Millie Inbetween – CBBC
PHIL FLETCHER as Hacker T Dog in CBBC Presentation – CBBC
SAVANNAH BAKER as Natalie in Screwball! – TrueTube.co.uk
 
PRE-SCHOOL – ANIMATION
DIGBY DRAGON Adam Shaw, Chris Drew, Tom McDowell - Blue Zoo/Nick JR
HEY DUGGEE Grant Orchard, Janine Voong, Sander Jones - STUDIO AKA/CBeebies
PEPPA PIG Phil Davies, Mark Baker, Joris Van Hulzen - Astley Baker Davies/Entertainment One/Channel 5
SARAH & DUCK Jamie Badminton, Sarah Gomes Harris, Tim O'Sullivan - Karrot Entertainment/CBeebies
 
PRE-SCHOOL - LIVE ACTION
APPLE TREE HOUSE Production Team - Five Apples Ltd/CBeebies
CBEEBIES STARGAZING: MISSION EXPLORE Katie Simmons, Tom Cousins, Anna Perowne - CBeebies Production/CBeebies
DO YOU KNOW? Romily Menzies, Sarah Trigg, Paul Kittel - 7Wonder/CBeebies
OUR FAMILY Sallyann Keizer, Ruth Mills, Luke Gallie - Sixth Sense Media Limited/CBeebies
 
PRESENTER
DR CHRIS VAN TULLEKEN AND DR XAND VAN TULLEKEN Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover - CBBC
GEMMA HUNT Swashbuckle - CBeebies
MADDIE MOATE Do You Know - CBeebies
SAM NIXON AND MARK RHODES Sam and Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up - CBBC
 
SHORT FORM
CN BUDDY NETWORK – Daniel Fuller, Simon Dean, Charles Battrick - Turner/Cartoon Network
THE HAPPOS FAMILY Patricia Hidalgo, Richelle Wilder, Erica Darby – Turner/Boomerang
MORPH Merlin Crossingham, Helen Argo, Peter Lord – Aardman Animations/Sky Kids
SHARE A STORY 2016 Production Team – CiTV/CiTV
 
WRITER
ADAM TYLER – Screwball! - TrueTube
JOE WILLIAMS Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe - CBBC
PAUL ROSE, LUC SKYZ, MIKIS MICHAELIDES 4 O’Clock Club - CBBC
WRITING TEAM The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network

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