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Winners Announced: British Academy Children's Awards

25 November 2018

The winners of the British Academy Children's Awards in 2018

  • Three BAFTA wins for HEY DUGGEE
  • Two wins for KATY
  • CBEEBIES wins Channel
  • TOM COURTENAY wins fourth BAFTA of career
  • TOM BIDWELL and CHLOE LEA win their first BAFTAs
  • CLIVE JUSTER presented with Special Award

View the full list of winners here

London, 25 November 2018: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Marvin and Rochelle Humes at the Roundhouse, London, and presenters included Warwick Davis, Helen Glover, Rufus Hound, Konnie Huq, Lauren Layfield, Dr Ranj Singh, Joe Sugg and David Walliams.

Hey Duggee continued its run of BAFTA success with three wins on the night. For the third consecutive year, it won Pre-School Animation, and for the second year it won Digital for the programme’s companion app, Hey Duggee: The Counting Badge. Grant Orchard won the BAFTA for the newly introduced Director category.

CBeebies won Channel, the sixth time it has triumphed since the category was introduced in 2006. Justin Fletcher won his fourth Presenter BAFTA for Something Special. Get Well Soon Hospital, the show that eases children’s fears about illness and visits to the doctor, won the Pre-School Live-Action category.

First-time nominees Chloe Lea and Tom Bidwell won for their work on Katy, in the Young Performer and Writer categories respectively. Tom Courtenay won the Performer award for his role as Grandpa in Grandpa’s Great Escape, the fourth BAFTA of his career.

So Awkward, the comedy about three smart but socially awkward kids trying to make sense of life, won in the Comedy category. In the Drama category, Joe All Alone, the story about a young boy left alone when his mum goes away, took home the BAFTA. In the Factual category, Mumbai Street Strikers (My Life), the documentary that follows a team of 14 football-crazy young boys from the slums of Mumbai as they embark on a journey of a lifetime to the UK. The teen-oriented drama Nowhere Boys – Two Moons Rising won the BAFTA for International Live Action.

The inaugural Content for Change category was won by TrueTube’s What Do you Mean I Can’t Change the World?, the inspirational story of Jemmar, a working-class woman of colour with low self-esteem who shares her story and defies stereotypes. TrueTube continued its success with a win in the Short Form category for Origins, the film that explores the influence of a person’s upbringing on their life.

In other categories, SpongeBob SquarePants triumphed in International Animation; Tumble Leaf received the award for International Pre-School; Paddington 2 won in Feature Film; Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle won for Game; and Prosiect Z, the S4C puzzle-solving show, won in the Entertainment category.

Clive Juster, the producer of iconic children’s TV shows such as Mr Benn, King Rollo, Towser, Spot the Dog, Maisy Mouse and Paz, received the Special Award for his outstanding contribution to children’s media.

Earlier in the day, children from schools in Islington and Ealing in 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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