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BAFTA’s Children & Young People Awards nominations & inaugural festival programme revealed

Oct 26, 2022

BAFTA announces the nominations for this year’s BAFTA Children & Young People Awards, which are returning for the first time in three years. The ceremony will take place at the Old Billingsgate in London on Sunday 27 November, hosted by TV and radio presenter Lindsey Russell.

The awards are a celebration of the incredible breadth and creativity of UK and international programming for children and young people spanning film, games and television as well as the next generation of change-makers and innovators through the Content for Change category.

Faraz Osman, Chair of the BAFTA Children & Young People Committee, said: “Content for children and young people is an ever-precious jewel in our industry’s crown. It offers and inspires the best in creativity for kids and teens, launches countless careers of incredible talent, while also giving parents and carers trusted resources and valuable respite. It is a real joy to bring together the industry and celebrate the creativity and craft behind its recent output, especially after the pandemic, where children’s programming played a monumental role in family support. Through the awards – alongside BAFTA’s new festival for children and young people, and the return of our established programmes to nurture the next generation of games designers, TV presenters and filmmakers – we continue to support our key creators and emerging audiences. Proof that this vital area of the industry remains essential to BAFTA’s mission.”

14 categories will be awarded at the ceremony for the BAFTA Children and Young People Awards in recognition of craft, performance, and games. All awards are voted on by BAFTA’s membership of Children’s industry professionals.

About BAFTA’s new festival weekend

Underscoring the charity’s mission to nurture and inspire the budding creatives, filmmakers and talent of tomorrow, BAFTA will also stage its first-ever Children and Young People’s Festival at its headquarters at 195 Piccadilly. The festival weekend will be open to the public and a celebration of content for younger audiences. It will include a showcase of the Award’s nominations and BAFTA’s outreach work and initiatives for young people.

Featuring ample family photo opportunities, exclusive partner content and giveaways, there will be a series of Awards’ showcases in BAFTA’s Princess Anne Theatre with opportunities to meet nominees and participate in activities across BAFTA’s initiatives: Young Creators, Young Game Designers and Young Presenters. In addition to public events, BAFTA will also host an exclusive afternoon of activity for two London schools with the children’s mental health charity, Place2Be. Subsidised tickets are available here, made possible by the Festival’s Official Partners.

BAFTA will open entries for its celebrated competition aimed at 10-18 year olds, Young Game Designers (YGD) next week on 1 November. YGD identifies and inspires future game makers in the UK. As part of BAFTA’s programmes for young audiences, this competition develops games design aspiration early on and highlights the huge variety of career options available to young people in the games’ industry. The winners will be revealed at a special virtual BAFTA ceremony next summer, and the entry window will run until March 2023.

NOMINATIONS LIST

ANIMATION

HILDA Production Team – Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks/Netflix

ROBIN ROBIN Dan Ojari, Mikey Please, Helen Argo – Aardman Animations for Netflix/Netflix

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE Production Team – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Robin Shaw, Ruth Fielding, Camilla Deakin – Lupus Films Limited/Channel 4

CONTENT FOR CHANGE

ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST Production Team – Laughing Wild, Higher Ground Productions, Wonder Worldwide and Netflix/Netflix

EL DEAFO Gilly Fogg, Cece Bell, Will McRobb – Lighthouse Studios in association with Apple/Apple TV+

ONLY A CHILD Simone Giampaolo, Gabriella De Gara – Amka Films/YouTube

WAFFLES + MOCHI Production Team – Higher Ground Productions for Netflix/Netflix

DIRECTOR

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 Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh – Netflix/Netflix

THE MITCHELLS vs THE MACHINES Mike Rianda, Kurt Albrecht, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller – Netflix/Netflix

OVER THE MOON Glen Keane, Gennie Rim,, Peilin Chou – Netflix/Netflix

WOLFWALKERS Will Collins, Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart – Cartoon Saloon, Melusine Productions in association with Apple/Apple TV+

GAME

ASTRO’S PLAYROOM Development Team – Asobi Team/Sony Interactive Entertainment

LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA Development Team – TT Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

SACKBOY: A BIG ADVENTURE Development Team – Sumo Sheffield/ Sony Interactive Entertainment

INTERNATIONAL

BLUEY Joe Brumm, Charlie Aspinwall, Sam Moor – Ludo Studio/Disney Junior

CITY OF GHOSTS Elizabeth Ito, Joanne Shen, Ako Castuera – A Netflix Original Series/Netflix

KIRI AND LOU Fiona Copland, Heather Walker, Harry Sinclair – Stretchy and Yowza Animation/CBeebies

MAYA AND THE THREE Jorge Gutierrez, Tim Yoon, Jeff Ranjo – A Netflix Series/Netflix

NON-SCRIPTED

CRACKERJACK! Steve Ryde, Jamie Wilson, Dave Skinner – BBC Studios Children’s & Family/CBBC

DEADLY 60 Production Team – BBC Studios Natural History Unit/CBBC

FYI UKRAINE INVASION SPECIAL Production Team – Fresh Start Media/Sky Kids

GYM STARS Simone Coakham, Peter Tat – Drummer TV for BBC/CBBC

PERFORMER

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 Production Team – Wyndley Animation Ltd, Kavaleer Productions ltd/Channel 5

HEY DUGGEE Grant Orchard, Sander Jones, Janine Voong – Studio AKA/CBeebies

PIP AND POSY Production Team – Magic Light Pictures/Channel 5

THE VERY SMALL CREATURES Lucy Izzard, Stephanie Owen – Aardman/Sky Kids

PRE-SCHOOL – LIVE ACTION

ANDY’S AQUATIC ADVENTURES Mark Jones, Fred Tay, Adam Oldroyd – BBC Studios Natural History Unit/CBeebies

GRACE’S AMAZING MACHINES Production Team – BBC Studios Kids & Family/CBeebies

LOVELY LITTLE FARM Production Team – Darrall Macqueen Ltd/Apple TV+

SOMETHING SPECIAL Production Team – BBC Studios Kids & Family/CBeebies

PRESENTER

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

SCRIPTED

DODGER Rhys Thomas, Lucy Montgomery, Mark Freeland – Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group/CBBC

JAMIE JOHNSON Joe Talbot, Shaun Duggan, Anita Burgess – Short Form Film Ltd/CBBC

MY MUM TRACY BEAKER Spencer Campbell, John McKay, Emma Reeves – BBC Studios Kids and Family/CBBC

SILVERPOINT Production Team – Zodiak Kids & Family Productions UK/CBBC

WRITER

MAX LANG, SUZANNE LANG The Snail and the Whale – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One

JOE MARKHAM, MIC GRAVES, TOBY 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

Nominations are correct at the time of going to print. BAFTA reserves the right to make changes to the names listed at any time up until 27 November 2022.

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