The annual awards celebrating the very best in children's media took place on Sunday 1 December at The Brewery, London
- EMILY BURNETT, LINDSEY RUSSELL and BELLA RAMSAY win their first BAFTAs
- Two wins for The Worst Witch and Leaving Care
- CBEEBIES wins Channel
- NIKKI LILLY presented with Special Award
London, 1 December 2019: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Lindsey Russell, Ben Shires, Arielle Free, Sam Homewood, Nigel Clarke and Maddie Moate at The Brewery, London, and presenters included Steve Backshall, Richard David-Caine, Mandip Gill, Danny Jones, Jess Ransom, Stacey Solomon, Ben Miller and Shaun Dooley.
There were three first-time winners at the ceremony: Emily Burnett won the BAFTA for Performer for her role in The Dumping Ground; Lindsey Russell for Presenter for Blue Peter; and Bella Ramsay for her performance in The Worst Witch in the Young Performer category. Dirk Campbell, also for The Worst Witch, won in the Director category.
The coming-of-age film Leaving Care, following two care leavers as they navigate a series of firsts without the help of a family, won two BAFTAs: Content For Change and Teen.
CBeebies won Channel, the seventh time since the category was introduced in 2006.
Horrible Histories won Comedy, the sixth time it has won in this category. The Drama award was won by Creeped Out, the spellbinding series of enchanting and intriguing tales.
The show that pitches the nation’s pets against each other - Play Your Pets Right - won in the Entertainment category. Children’s DIY show The Dengineers collected the BAFTA in the new Factual Entertainment category. The Factual category was won by Finding my Family: Holocaust (Newsround Special), which followed a Holocaust survivor and his teenage granddaughter on a journey to learn about his experiences.
Hilda, the series about a fearless young girl who finds friends, adventures and magical creatures when she journeys to the city, won in the Animation category. The BAFTA for International Animation went to Teen Titans Go!, which follows the adventures of the young Titans while they are trying to save the world. Pre-School Animation was won by Numberblocks.
Tee and Mo: Help Our Little World, featuring an animated monkey and his mum, won Short Form. Ferne and Rory’s Vet Tales won the Pre-School Live Action award and the International Live Action category was won by The Odd Squad.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swooped in and took the BAFTA for Feature Film. The Amazing World of Gumball won in the Writer category. The Digital category saw a win for Wonderscope’s ‘A Brief History of Amazing Stunts by Astounding People’ and for Game, Astro Bot Rescue Mission took home the BAFTA.
Nikki Lilly, the YouTuber, presenter and charity campaigner, received the BAFTA Special Award for her work in raising awareness of social issues and for her inspiration to young people across the world in the face of extraordinary personal challenges.
Gracie Gosling, winner of this year’s BAFTA Kids Young Presenter competition, interviewed the stars on the red carpet and presented an award on stage.
Earlier in the day, children from schools in Croydon, 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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About BAFTA Kids
BAFTA Kids is a programme of events and initiatives for families across the UK run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, offering insight into creative excellence within film, television and games. The programme features behind-the-scenes roadshows, workshops and masterclasses with BAFTA-winning talent, online challenges and competitions, and special hospice screenings. Whereas BAFTA’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within these industries, BAFTA Kids is a trusted and accessible brand for families to explore and discover new, innovative and non-mainstream work, helping them deepen their appreciation of the films, television programmes and games they enjoy. www.baftakids.org