Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Popular Nickelodeon Shows And Official Nick UK Website Nominated For Awards In The 2013 British Academy Children's Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today, Tuesday 22nd October 2013, announced the nominations for the 2013 British Academy Children's Awards, its annual awards ceremony which honour the very best in children's media, which includes nominations for popular Nickelodeon shows! The ceremony will be held on Sunday 24 November 2013 at the London Hilton in Park Lane. The ceremony will be presented by Jake Humphrey.

The groundbreaking hit original Nickelodeon comedy series "iCarly", which recently concluded it's five-season run with the special hour-long series finale episode "iGoodbye", and Nickelodeon UK's official website, Nick.co.uk, have been nominated in the favourite "Television" show and favourite 'Website' categories, respectively, in the The BAFTA Kids' Vote, the part of the 2013 British Academy Children's Awards in which children aged between seven and 14 years have their say in a nationwide poll to choose their favourite film, television programme, website and game! Additionally, Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation's popular CG-animated Nicktoon "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" has been nominated in the best 'International' series British Academy Children's Award category, Nick Jr. UK's popular short-form preschool series "Cardboard Box Adventures" has been nominated to win the the best 'Short Form' Children's BAFTA award and Nick Junior's hit animated preschool series "Peppa Pig" has received multiple nominations - the series has been nominated for best 'Pre-School Animation', Nick Leather has been nominated for the best 'Writer' award, and the popular preschool App "Peppa Pig's Holiday" by P2 Games Limited has been nominated for the 'Multiplatform' award!

The BAFTA Kids' Vote in 2013 is supported by X Factor boy band and pop sensations, Union J, who will attend the ceremony to present to the Kids' Vote winners on the night. NickHeads can cast their votes for Nickelodeon and "iCarly" at www.baftakidsvote.org. Voting for the BAFTA Kids’ Vote opens today (22 October 2013) at 09:00 and closes at 18:00 on Friday 22 November 2013!

Congratulations and good luck to Nickelodeon UK and everyone who has been nominated for a Children's BAFTA award!

Nickelodeon star and actor Bobby Lockwood, who played the HoA character 'Mick Campbell' in the first two seasons of Nickelodeon's popular mystery series "House Of Anubis", has also been nominated for the 'Performer' for his role of Rhydian Morris in the popular CBBC and ZDF/ZDFE British drama series "Wolfblood". He has been nominated opposite actress Aimee Kelly, who plays 'Maddy Smith' in the same show.

Below is The British Academy of Film and Television Arts' official 2013 British Academy Children's Awards press release and a full list of Children's BAFTA nominations, from the official BAFTA website, bafta.org:

Nominations Announced: British Academy Children’s Awards

BAFTA announces the nominations for its annual British Academy Children’s Awards, which honour the very best in children’s media.

* Supernatural drama Wolfblood leads the pack with four nominations
* Jake Humphrey to host Awards for the first time
* Union J to present 'Kids' Vote’ Awards

London, 22 October 2013: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the nominations for its annual British Academy Children’s Awards, which honour the very best in children’s media. The ceremony will be held on Sunday 24 November at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

Leading the way with four nominations is supernatural drama Wolfblood, with Drama, Writer and Performance nominations for Aimee Kelly and Bobby Lockwood.

Peppa Pig follows a close second with three nominations for Pre-School Animation and Writer as well as Multiplatform for the Peppa Pig’s Holiday mobile app.

Amongst the programmes with double nominations this year are The Amazing World of Gumball, which features in the Writer and Animation categories; Hacker Time, for Comedy and Performer for Phil Fletcher as Hacker the Dog; Stepping Up, with nominations in the Drama and Writer categories; Horrible Histories, with a nomination in the Comedy category and one for its spin-off programme Horrible Histories: Gory Games in Entertainment; and Something Special, picking up nominations in Pre-School Live Action and Presenter for Justin Fletcher.

Justin Fletcher, BAFTA’s most-awarded children’s presenter, is himself double-nominated this year, as he picks up a second nomination in the Performer category for Justin’s House. Fletcher is joined in the Presenter category by Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes, who are nominated together for Sam and Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up, which also receives a nomination in Entertainment. Completing the Presenter category are Blue Peter’s Barney Harwood and Show Me Show Me’s Chris Jarvis, who receives his first BAFTA nomination this year.

Nintendo receives three nominations in the Game category for Animal Crossing New Leaf, Lego City Undercover and Luigi’s Mansion 2, with Activision's Skylanders Giants completing the nominations. Brave, Life of Pi, ParaNorman and Wreck-it Ralph each receive a nomination in the Feature Film category.

This year's new host, TV presenter Jake Humphrey, said: "Presenting the British Academy Children's Awards is a way for me to say thank you to children's TV for the career it has given me, and I can't wait! We all remember the shows we watched as children; for me it was Pigeon Street, Knightmare, and Live & Kicking. The fact these memories are so strong 25 years later is a reminder of the deep impact children's programming has on the audience."

In addition, the BAFTA Kids' Vote launches today, in which children aged between seven and 14 years have their say in a nationwide poll to choose their favourite film, television programme, website and game.

Over half a million votes were cast in 2012. Amongst the ten films on this year’s Film shortlist, the major franchises go head-to-head with Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 all included. In Television, the 2011 and 2012 winner Good Luck Charlie will have to stave off the competition from The Amazing World of Gumball, Jessie and Phineas and Ferb, who were all shortlisted last year as well.

The BAFTA Kids’ Vote in 2013 is supported by X Factor boy band and pop sensations, Union J, who will attend the ceremony to present to the Kids' Vote winners on the night. Children can cast their votes at www.baftakidsvote.org. Voting for the BAFTA Kids’ Vote opens today (22 October 2013) at 09:00 and closes at 18:00 on Friday 22 November.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Esther Patterson at freuds on:
T: 0203 003 6382 / M: 07909 892 366
E: esther.paterson@freuds.com

For red carpet and press room accreditation on the night please email Esther Patterson clearly stating your name, organisation and access required

Notes to Editors

The BAFTA Children’s Awards were introduced as a stand-alone ceremony in 1996 and they have been held at the London Hilton on Park Lane since 1999. They attract an industry audience of approx. 650. The Awards are predominantly supported by broadcasters and independent production companies but guests are drawn from all areas of children’s media including film, television, games and online. The Awards are traditionally held the last Sunday in November and have become a well-established date for the children’s industry. Hosts have included Barney Harwood, Keith Chegwin, Fearne Cotton, Reggie Yates, Richard Blackwood and Emma Bunton.

The following categories will be presented at the ceremony in November: Animation, Channel of the Year, Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Factual, Feature Film, Game, Independent Production Company of the Year, International, Learning – Primary, Learning – Secondary, Multiplatform, Original Interactive, Performer, Pre-School Animation, Pre-School Live Action, Presenter, Short Form and Writer. BAFTA Kids’ Vote Awards will also be presented for Feature Film, Television, Game and Website


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round Learning & Events programme that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, lectures, scholarships and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. For further information, visit www.bafta.org and www.bafta.org/guru

[...] [Full] list of British Academy Children's Awards Nominees

Children's in 2013

Children's | Animation in 2013 (British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) - Competitive)

The Amazing World Of Gumball
Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell

Room on the Broom
Production Team

Strangehill High
Phil Chalk, Josh Weinstein, Kat Van Henderson

The Snowman and the Snowdog
Hilary Audus, Ruth Fielding, Camilla Deakin

Children's | BAFTA Kids' Vote - Feature Film in 2013 (Other Award Types - Publicly Voted)

Man of Steel
Monsters University
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Wreck-It Ralph
The Croods
Life of Pi
Iron Man 3
Despicable Me 2
Star Trek Into Darkness

Children's | BAFTA Kids' Vote - Television in 2013 (Other Award Types - Publicly Voted)

The Amazing World of Gumball
Good Luck Charlie
Show Me What You're Made of
The Dumping Ground
Wizards vs. Aliens
Horrid Henry
Phineas and Ferb

Children's | BAFTA Kids' Vote - Video Game in 2013 (Other Award Types - Publicly Voted)

Need for Speed Most Wanted
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Angry Birds Star Wars
Cut the Rope: Time Travel
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Just Dance 4
LEGO The Lord of the Rings
Skylanders Giants

Children's | BAFTA Kids' Vote - Website in 2013 (Other Award Types - Publicly Voted)

Moshi Monsters
Club Penguin
Bin Weevils
LEGO Worlds

Children's | Channel of the Year in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Cartoon Network
Disney Junior

Children's | Comedy in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Production Team

Production Team

Horrible Histories
Production Team

Hacker Time
Sid Cole, Jamie Wilson, Annette Williams

Children's | Drama in 2013 (BAFTAs) - Competitive)

Wizards vs Aliens
Production Team

Stepping Up
Colin McKeown, Donna Molloy

The Dumping Ground
Production Team

Production Team

Children's | Entertainment in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Help! My Supply Teacher Is Still Magic
Anthony Owen, Nick Hutchings, Anthony Waldron

Horrible Histories: Gory Games
Production Team

Officially Amazing
Production Team

Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-up
David Beardsell, Tony Grech

Children's | Factual in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom
Owenna Griffiths, Lee English, James Millar

Newsround: Hard Times
Alex Leech, Ricardo Boleto, Daniel Clarke

My Life – Breaking Free
Production Team

Operation Ouch
Simone Haywood, Ian France

Children's | Feature Film in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Wreck-It Ralph
Rich Moore, Clark Spencer, John Lasseter

Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight, Sam Fell, Chris Butler

Life of Pi
Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark

Production Team

Children's | Game in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Skylanders Giants
Development Team

Lego City Undercover
Development Team

Luigi's Mansion 2
Development Team

Animal Crossing New Leaf
Development Team

Children's | Independent Production Company in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Kindle Entertainment
Complete Control UK
Darrall MacQueen
Somethin' Else

Children's | Interactive in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Martin Percy, Piero Frescobaldi, Yates Buckley

Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps
Development Team

James Huggins, Mike Outlaw, Steve Taylor

Moshi Monsters
Tony Yang

Children's | International in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Doc McStuffins
Production Team

Adventure Time
Pendleton Ward, Larry Leichliter, Kelly Crew

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Production Team

Regular Show
Production Team

Children's | Learning - Primary in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

What Makes Me Me? And Other Interesting Questions
Andy Glynne, Kerry McLeod

Children of World War II
Harvey Woolfe, Dominic Sant, Tim Duck

You Too Can Be an Absolute Genius
Martin Riley, Rima Sen, James Millar

Production Team

Children's | Learning - Secondary in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Just a Few Drinks
Harvey Woolfe, Dominic Sant, Tristan Anderson

The Imagineers
Chris Harries, Jane Dibblin, Richard Osborne

L8R Youngers 3
Derek Brown, John White, Malcom Campbell

Romeo and Juliet – In Performance
Production Team

Children's | Multiplatform in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Y Lifft (The Lift)
Angharad Garlick, Aled Mills, Aled Parry

Catherine McAllister, Jake Manion, Laura Chilcott

Kinect Sesame Street TV
Development Team

Peppa Pig's Holiday
Development Team

Children's | Performer in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Justin Fletcher (Justin)
Justin's House

Bobby Lockwood (Rhydian Morris)

Aimee Kelly (Maddy Smith)

Phil Fletcher (Hacker)
Hacker Time

Children's | Pre-School Animation in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Nicky Phelan, Stephanie Simpson, Kurt Mueller

Timmy Time
Jackie Cockle, Liz Whitaker, David Scanlon

Sarah and Duck
Sarah Gomes Harris, Tim O’Sullivan, Jamie Badminton

Peppa Pig
Phil Davies, Philip Hall, Joris van Hulzen

Children's | Pre-School Live Action in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Mr Bloom's Nursery: Get Set, Grow
Jon Hancock, Charlotte Bushell, Simon Hall

CBeebies Ugly Duckling
Angela Young, Iwan Watson, Tony Reed

Ha Ha Hairies
Mellie Buse, Jan Page, Martin Franks

Something Special
Production Team

Children's | Presenter in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Justin Fletcher
Something Special

Chris Jarvis
Show Me Show Me

Barney Harwood
Blue Peter

Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes
Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-up

Children's | Short Form in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Cardboard Box Adventures
Akin Akinsiku, Kim Majkut, Peter Drake

What's the Big Idea?
Frédéric Puech, Alan Gilbey, Tanguy de Kermel

Aim High
Production Team

Share a Story
Production Team

Children's | Writer in 2013 (BAFTAs - Competitive)

Writing Team
The Amazing World of Gumball

Sam Morrison, Neville Astley, Mark Baker
Peppa Pig

Nick Leather
Stepping Up

Debbie Moon
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