The winners of the British Academy Children's Awards in 2017 have been announced
Four wins for online channel TRUETUBE
ALHAJI FOFANA and MADDIE MOATE win first BAFTAs
DAME JACQUELINE WILSON presented with Special Award
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners for tonight’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Doc Brown at the Roundhouse, London, and presenters included Peter Andre, Matt Baker, Angellica Bell, Hugh Dennis, Rochelle Humes, Pixie Lott, Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely.
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 second win in the category following nominations in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
In other categories, SpongeBob SquarePants triumphed in International, Netflix’s The Little Prince won for Feature Film, and History Bombs: Online History Resources won for Learning.
Dame Jacqueline Wilson received the Special Award for her outstanding contribution to children’s media. The esteemed writer was presented the award by Michelle Collins, who played the title role in the TV adaptation Illustrated Mum.
Earlier in the day, children from schools, in Wandsworth London, supported by Place2Be, took part in an afternoon of activities including a TV presenting workshop as part of the BAFTA Kids Red Carpet Experience. The children lined the awards’ red carpet to collect autographs from their favourite celebrities arriving for the ceremony.
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