Public broadcaster takes 10 prizes
LONDON — Brit pubcaster the BBC swept the boards at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Children’s Awards held Sunday, picking up 10 prizes, including channel of the year for kiddie-oriented CBeebies.
The digital channel, aimed at pre-school auds, defeated Nickelodeon U.K., Nick Jr U.K. and Scamp to take the top prize.
George Miller’s dancing penguins toon “Happy Feet” saw off competition from “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “Flushed Away” to take home the feature film prize.
“Flushed Away” producers Aardman Animations received some consolation when the shingle won the independent production company of the year award.
BBC drama “That Summer Day,” a recreation of the July 7 terror attacks in London from a child’s perspective, won the drama prize.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
“The Secret Show,” Christopher O’Hare, Tony Collingwood, Andrea Tran (Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment/CBeebies/CBBC)
Charles Martin (“My Life as a Popat”)
CHANNEL OF THE YEAR
“That Summer Day,” Hannah Pescod, Jon East, Clive Bradley (Hat Trick Productions/CBBC)
“The Slammer,” Steve Ryde, Jeanette Goulbourn, John Payne (CBBC)
“The Wrong Trainers,” Kez Margrie (CBBC)
“Happy Feet,” George Miller, Ben Miller, Doug Mitchell (Kingdom Pictures/Warner Bros. U.K.)
INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR
“In the Secret Show” (website), Glynn Hayward, Dylan James, Tony Collingwood (Complete Control/BBC Worldwide/Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment)
“Spongebob Squarepants,” Stephen Hillenburg, Alan Smart (United Plankton Pictures for Nickelodeon/ Nickelodeon U.K.)
“Espresso Education: Espresso Primary,” Mike Spooner, David Summers (Espresso Education)
“Recollections — Eyewitnesses Remember the Holocaust” — Karen Pollock, David Willing (Holocaust Educational Trust/USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education/Film Education/Picture Production Company)
“Charlie and Lola,” Claudia Lloyd, Kitty Taylor (Tiger Aspect Productions/CBeebies)
PRE-SCHOOL LIVE ACTION
“In the Night Garden,” Anne Wood, Andrew Davenport, Dirk Campbell (Ragdoll Productions/ CBeebies)
Barney Harwood, “Smile” (Darrall Macqueen/CBBC)
“Nick Big Green Thing,” Claire Norowzian, Akin Akinsiku, Sonia Ortiz Alcon (Nickelodeon U.K. & Foreign Office/ Nickelodeon U.K.)
“Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party” (PS2)
Bridget Hurst, “Charlie and Lola” (Tiger Aspect Productions/CBeebies)
THE BAFTA KIDS’ VOTE
“The Simpsons Movie”
CBBC ME AND MY MOVIE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BAFTA
“The Unwelcome Stranger,” Rosalind (aged 14, Norfolk)