The winners of the 2017 Bafta Children’s Awards were announced last night at a ceremony at the Roundhouse, London.
Online education channel TrueTube won Channel of the Year, the first time the category has gone to an online-only channel.
First-time nominee Alhaji Fofana won the Performer Bafta for his role in Screwball, TrueTube’s comedy drama about two young people struggling through their first sexual encounter. The film’s creator, Adam Tyler, won Writer.
TrueTube’s success on the night continued with a win in the Drama category for Like Me, a film about the perils of social media.
Maddie Moate triumphed in the Presenter category, winning her first Bafta and recognising her work on CBeebies’ Do You Know?, the show that explores how everyday objects are made and work for the pre-school audience. Our Family took home the Bafta for Pre-School Live Action. Hey Duggee collected the award in Pre-School Animation and the interactive app Hey Duggee: We Love Animals won for Interactive.
The comedy sketch series Class Dismissed won in the Comedy category. Inside My Head: A Newsround Special, a film about mental health, collected the Bafta for Factual, taking CBBC’s tally on the night to two.
CiTV also won two Baftas: Bear Grylls’ Survival School won in the Entertainment category and Share a Story 2016 won in Short Form, the fourth Bafta for the programme in this category having previous won in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The animated films of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes won in the Animation category.
Blue Zoo Animation Studio won for Independent Production Company of the Year, its first win at the awards following nominations in 2014 and 2016. Pokémon Go, the location-based augmented reality game, won in the Game category. Earlier this year it won a Bafta at the 2017 British Academy Games Awards.
In other categories, SpongeBob SquarePants triumphed in International, Netflix’s The Little Prince won for Feature Film, and History Bombs: Online History Resource won for Learning.
Dame Jacqueline Wilson received the Special Award for her outstanding contribution to children’s media. The writer was presented the award by Michelle Collins, who played the title role in the TV adaptation Illustrated Mum.
THE WINNERS IN FULL
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
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
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
BEAR GRYLLS’ SURVIVAL SCHOOL Michael Kelpie, Phil Mount, Bear Grylls- Potato for ITV Studios/CiTV
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Production Team – BBC Children’s Scotland/CBBC
SAM &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
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
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
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
MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES
ADVENTURE TIME ‘I SEE OOO’ Production Team- 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
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
HISTORY BOMBS: ONLINE HISTORY RESOURCES Chris Hobbs, Ellie Rogers, Claire O’Brien – History Bombs/Historybombs.com
LIFESAVER VR Martin Percy, Yates Buckley, 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
ALHAJI FOFANA as Ryan in Screwball! – TrueTube
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
PRE-SCHOOL – ANIMATION
DIGBY DRAGON Adam Shaw, Chris Drew, Tom McDowell – Blue Zoo Animation/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
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 & Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up – CBBC
CN BUDDY NETWORK – Production Team – Turner/Cartoon Network
THE HAPPOS FAMILY Production Team – Turner/Boomerang
MORPH Merlin Crossingham, Helen Argo, Peter Lord – Aardman Animations/Sky Kids
SHARE A STORY 2016 Production Team – CiTV/CiTV
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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