London – Among the winners at this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards are Astley Baker Davies’ Peppa Pig, which repeated its success at last year’s event by winning the Pre-School Animation award and bringing its overall tally in the category to three. Horrible Histories also won the BAFTA for Comedy for the third consecutive year.
Another third-time winner is Justin Fletcher, who became the most awarded children’s presenter yet, triumphing once again in the Presenter category for Something Special. On a memorable night for the presenter, Fletcher saw another of his programmes, Justin’s House, beating the competition in the Pre-School Live Action category.
Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball took home two awards at the BAFTA in the Animation and Writer categories.
In the Feature Film category, The Hunger Games won the award, beating competitors such as Arthur Christmas, Hugo and The Muppets.
Other successes on the night included CBBC winning the Channel of the Year award; SpongeBob SquarePants’ second win in the International category; Roy winning the BAFTA for Drama; My Life: Me, My Dad and His Kidney for Factual; L8R Youngers 2 for Learning – Secondary; Share A Story 2011 for Short Form; and Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure for Video Game.
Blue-Zoo Productions, the company responsible for Tree Fu Tom, Olive The Ostrich, Those Scurvy Rascals and Alphablocks, picked up its first BAFTA for Independent Production Company.