Nominations Announced for BAFTA Children's Awards
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the nominations for its annual British Academy Children's Awards, which honour the very best in children's media. The ceremony will be held on Sunday 24 November at the London Hilton, Park Lane.
Leading the way with four nominations is Supernatural drama Wolfblood, with Drama, Writer and Performance nominations for Aimee Kelly and Bobby Lockwood.
Peppa Pig follows a close second with three nominations for Pre-School Animation and Writer as well as Multiplatform for the Peppa Pig's Holiday mobile app.
Amongst the programmes with double nominations this year are The Amazing World of Gumball, which features in the Writer and Animation categories; Hacker Time, for Comedy and Performer for Phil Fletcher as Hacker the Dog; Stepping Up, with nominations in the Drama and Writer categories; Horrible Histories, with a nomination in the Comedy category and one for its spin-off programme Horrible Histories: Gory Games in Entertainment; and Something Special, picking up nominations in Pre-School Live Action and Presenter for Justin Fletcher.
Justin Fletcher, BAFTA's most-awarded children's presenter, is himself double-nominated this year, as he picks up a second nomination in the Performer category for Justin's House. Fletcher is joined in the Presenter category by Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes, who are nominated together for Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up, which also receives a nomination in Entertainment. Completing the Presenter category are Blue Peter's Barney Harwood and Show Me Show Me's Chris Jarvis, who receives his first BAFTA nomination this year.
Nintendo receives three nominations in the Game category for Animal Crossing New Leaf, Lego City Undercover and Luigi's Mansion 2, with Activision's Skylanders Giants completing the nominations. Brave, Life of Pi, ParaNorman and Wreck-it Ralph each receive a nomination in the Feature Film category.