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Nominations Announced for the British Academy Children's Awards in 2017

24 October 2017
Event: British Academy Children's Awards  Date: 26 November 2017-Area:  Campaign & Brochure Illustrations BAFTA/AKQA London

The nominations for the British Academy Children's Awards in 2017 have been announced


The nominations have been announced for the British Academy Children’s Awards, which honour the very best in children’s media. The ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 26 November and will be hosted by British actor, writer and comedian Doc Brown.

Leading the way with seven nominations is 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 streaming 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, the following all receive nominations: Blue Zoo Animation Studio, Karrot Entertainment, Magic Light Pictures and Strawberry Blond.

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