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British Academy Announces 2018 Children’s Awards Nominees

Winners of the British Academy Children’s Awards celebrating the best in global children’s media to be unveiled on Sunday, November 25.

StudioCanal’s ‘Paddington 2’ (above) nominated for a Children’s BAFTA in the Feature Film category alongside Pixar/Disney’s ‘Coco’ and ‘Incredibles 2,’ and 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Greatest Showman.’

Nominees were announced on Monday for the British Academy Children’s Awards, BAFTA‘s annual ceremony celebrating the best in global children’s media. Winners will be unveiled at a ceremony to be held in London on Sunday, November25.

Pixar/Disney received two nominations in the Feature Film category, for both Coco and Incredibles 2, joined by 20th Century Fox’s The Greatest Showman, and StudioCanal’s Paddington 2.

DHX Media’s The Deep, Cartoon Network’s The Heroic Quest of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and Netflix series Trollhunters each received nominations in the International Animation category.

Broadcaster CBeebies received its 12th consecutive nomination for Best Channel, the only channel to receive one every year since the category was introduced in 2006; last year’s winner TrueTube, first-time nominee Hopster, and CBBC complete the category’s line-up.

The full list of nominees is shown below:


  • CBBC


  • THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell – Turner/ Cartoon Network
  • GRANDPA’S GREAT ESCAPE Production Team – King Bert Productions/BBC One
  • HORRIBLE HISTORIES Production Team – Lion Television/CBBC
  • SO AWKWARD Sally Martin, Ian Curtis, Anthony MacMurray – Channel X North/CBBC


  • MY LIFE – HIKE TO HAPPINESS Production Team – Nine Lives Media/CBBC
  • NEWSROUND INSPIRATIONAL STORIES Heather Clancy, Alex Bath, Kirsti Adair – BBC Children’s In-House Productions for CBBC/CBBC
  • REPLY WITH A FULL STOP IF YOU GET THIS Adam Tyler, Toby Lloyd, Emily Harrison – CTVC/TrueTube
  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN I CAN’T CHANGE THE WORLD? Adam Tyler, Kim Roden, Toby Lloyd – CTVC/TrueTube


  • CBBC BUZZ Andrew Swanson, Dominic Atherton, Dave Coulson – BBC Children’s In-House Productions for CBBC
  • HEY DUGGEE: THE COUNTING BADGE Production Team – Scary Beasties, BBC Studios, Studio AKA
  • IVANDOE: THE ADVENTURE GAME Eliana Sato, Matha Henson, Pete Everett – Turner/ Playerthree
  • PABLO’S ART WORLD ADVENTURE Grainne McGuinness, Gavin Halpin – Paper Owl Films Ltd.


  • MIC GRAVES – The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network
  • GRANT ORCHARD – Hey Duggee – Cbeebies
  • BERYL RICHARDS – Joe All Alone – CBBC
  • ADAM TYLER – What Do You Mean I Can’t Change the World? – TrueTube


  • HETTY FEATHER Matt Evans, Sallie Aprahamian, David Collier – BBC Children’s In-House Productions/CBBC
  • JOE ALL ALONE Production Team – Zodiak Kids Studios/CBBC
  • KATY Jonathan Wolfman, John McKay, Tom Bidwell – BBC Children’s In House Productions/CBBC
  • THE WORST WITCH Delyth Thomas, Neil Jones, Kim Crowther – Co-produced by BBC Children’s In House Productions and ZDFe/CBBC


  • THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Chris Hulme, Pati Marr, Sara Harkins – BBC Children’s In House Productions/CBBC
  • PROSIECT Z Production Team – Boom/S4C
  • SAM & MARK’S BIG FRIDAY WIND UP Steve Ryde, Emma Carroll, Andy Potter – BBC Children’s In House Productions/CBBC
  • SWASHBUCKLE Philip Cooper, Geoff Coward, Helen Sheppard – BBC Children’s In House Productions/CBeebies


  • FINDING MY FAMILY WINDRUSH: A NEWSROUND SPECIAL Kirsti Adair, Georgina Bowman, Chris Whyatt – BBC Children’s In-House Productions/CBBC
  • MISSING DAD (MY LIFE) Rebecca Lloyd-Evans, Natasha Dack, Jennifer Monks – Tigerlily Productions/CBBC
  • MY GAY LIFE Production Team – Glasshead/Channel 4
  • MUMBAI STREET STRIKERS (MY LIFE) Production Team – Drummer TV/CBBC


  • COCO Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson – Pixar Animation Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Michael Gracey, Laurence Mark, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping – Twentieth Century Fox/Twentieth Century Fox
  • INCREDIBLES 2 Brad Bird, John Walker, Nicole Grindle – Pixar Animation Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • PADDINGTON 2 Paul King, Simon Farnaby, David Heyman – StudioCanal, HeyDay Films/StudioCanal


  • EVERYBODY’S GOLF Development Team – Japan Studio, Clap Hanz/ Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • FRANTICS Lau Koresgaard, Tim May, Claire Bromley – Napnok Games/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • KNACK 2 Development Team – SIE Japan Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE Development Team – Ubisoft Paris & Ubisoft Milan/ Ubisoft


  • THE DEEP Tom Tatlor, Trent Carlson, Steven Wendland – DHX Media, Astark Productions, Technicolor/CBBC
  • THE HEROIC QUEST OF THE VALIANT PRINCE IVANDOE Christian Bøving-Andersen, Eva Lee Wallberg, Daniel Lennard – Turner/Cartoon Network
  • SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Stephen Hillenburg, Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli – Nickelodeon Animation Studio/Nicktoons
  • TROLLHUNTERS Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim, Chad Hammes – DreamWorks Animation Television/Netflix


  • DOC MCSTUFFINS Chris Nee, Norton Virgien, Colm Tyrrell – Brown Bag Films/Disney Junior
  • THE STINKY AND DIRTY SHOW Production Team – Brown Bag Films/Prime Video
  • TUMBLE LEAF Kelli Bixler, Drew Hodges – Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment/Prime Video
  • VAMPIRINA Chris Nee, Norton Virgien, Nicky Phelan – Brown Bag Films / Disney Channels Worldwide/Disney Junior


  • ANDI MACK Terry Minsky, Michelle Manning, Greg Hampson – Disney Channels Worldwide/Disney Channel
  • HUNTER STREET Melle Runderkamp, Rogier Visser, Frank Jan Horst – Blooming Media/Nickelodeon
  • THE NEXT STEP Production Team – Radical Sheep Productions, a division of Boat Rocker Studios/CBBC
  • NOWHERE BOYS – TWO MOONS RISING Beth Frey, Tony Ayres, Rowan Woods – Matchbox Pictures/CBBC


  • TOM COURTENAY as Grandpa in Grandpa’s Great Escape – BBC One
  • ANNABELLE DAVIS as Sasha Bellman in The Dumping Ground – CBBC
  • JENNIFER SAUNDERS as Miss Dandy in Grandpa’s Great Escape – BBC One
  • TOM STOURTON as Henry VIII in Horrible Histories – CBBC


  • CLANGERS Production Team – Coolabi Productions, Factory, CBeebies, BBC Worldwide/CBeebies
  • HEY DUGGEE Grant Orchard, Janine Voong, Sander Jones – Studio AKA/CBeebies
  • OCTONAUTS Production Team – Vampire Squid Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media company, in association with Brown Bag Films/CBeebies
  • SARAH & DUCK Tim O’Sullivan, Sarah Gomes Harris, Jamie Badmington – Karrot Entertainment/CBeebies


  • APPLE TREE HOUSE Production Team – Five Apples/CBeebies
  • CBEEBIES’ THE TEMPEST Tony Reed, Angela Young, Ian Russell – BBC Children’s In-House Productions/CBeebies
  • GET WELL SOON HOSPITAL Helen Sheppard, Helen Scott, Trevor Neal – Kindle Entertainment/CBeebies
  • WAFFLE THE WONDER DOG Production Team – Darrall Macqueen Limited/CBeebies


  • STEVE BACKSHALL Deadly Dinosaurs – CBBC
  • JUSTIN FLETCHER Something Special – CBeebies
  • SAM NIXON & MARK RHODES Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up – CBBC


  • ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS AND… Tom Beattie, Steve Edge, David Schweitzer – Tiger Aspect Productions/SKY Kids
  • THE DUMPING GROUND: SASHA’S CONTACT MEETING Emma Hill, Michael J Ferns, Lauren Sequeira – BBC Children’s In House Productions/CBBC
  • ORIGINS Adam Tyler, Bob Ayres, Antonio Rebolo – CTVC/TrueTube
  • TONY’S SKETCH BOOK Tony Collingwood – Collingwood & Co in association with Little Dot Studios/Wizz


  • HELEN BLAKEMAN Hetty Feather – CBBC
  • WRITING TEAM The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network
  • WRITING TEAM – Horrible Histories – CBBC


  • CHLOE LEA as Katy in Katy – CBBC
  • DANIEL FROGSON as Joe Holt in Joe All Alone – CBBC
  • BELLA RAMSEY as Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch – CBBC
  • TASHA LAWRENCE as Sarah in Sarah & Duck – CBEEBIES

Source: British Academy of Film and Television Arts