LONDON — “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” will battle it out with “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts’ children’s film and TV awards.
The nominations in 18 groups were announced Monday in London and include five new ones: channel of the year, independent production company of the year, shorts and two categories for educational programming.
The BBC’s CBeebies will compete with Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. for the channel honor. Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment, Darrall Macqueen, Ragdoll and WisedUp are the nominees for independent producer.
Competing in the animation category are “King Arthur’s Disasters,” “The Koala Brothers — Outback Christmas,” “Those Scurvy Rascals” and “The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers!”
Noms for the international award are Nickelodeon’s “The Fairly Odd Parents,” U.K. web Five’s “Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs,” Nick Jr.’s “Lazy Town” and Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
Awards take place Nov. 26.