The 2013 Children’s BAFTA Awards took place this past weekend and It’s Kinda Cool was there on the red carpet talking to the nominees, presenters and winners.
The Amazing World of Gumball and Share a Story series earned consecutive nods, and Horrible Histories made history by becoming the first program to win four consecutive BAFTAs at the Children’s Awards, snatching the top comedy prize yet again.
The Amazing World of Gumball took home its third straight award for writing and Share a Story won in the short-form category for the second year in a row.
In the preschool categories, Timmy Time (Aardman Animations) won for animation while CBeebies’ Ugly Duckling snapped up the live-action award.
The animation category saw London-based Magic Light Pictures (The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child) take the top prize for its hit film Room on the Broom, an adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling and beloved picture book. Room on the Broom is also up for a 2013 international Kids Emmy Award, in the preschool category, and has been sold to more than 30 broadcasters airing across more than 167 countries worldwide.
On the channel front, CBeebies scored its fourth channel of the year BAFTA, an award it last won in 2011. In interactive, Skylanders Giants won the video game category, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters picked up the top interactive award and Kinect Sesame Street TV grabbed the win for multiplatform.
In addition, a special prize was given out to Blue Peter editor Biddy Baxter acknowledging outstanding creative contribution to the industry, and for the BAFTA Kids’ Vote competition, the winners were Despicable Me 2 (feature film), Jessie (television), Despicable Me: Minion Rush (game) and Bin Weevils (website).
Other notable winners this year included:
- Sam Nixon & Mark Rhodes (Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up) – Presenter
- Bobby Lockwood (as Rhydian Morris in Wolfblood) – Performer
- Somethin’ Else – Independent Production Company
- Life of Pi – Feature Film
- Adventure Time – International
The full list of winners can be found at awards.bafta.org
Our full coverage will be appearing throughout the week, but to get you started, here is our chat with Sir David Attenborough