Monday, October 22, 2018

'SpongeBob SquarePants', 'Hunter Street', 'The Deep' and 'Hey Duggee' Receive Nominations in the 2018 British Academy Children's Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon has been nominated for two awards in this years Children's BAFTA Awards, British Academy Children's Awards 2018, which honours the very best in children's media!

Nickelodeon's hit original animated series (Nicktoon) SpongeBob SquarePants has been nominated in the best 'International Animation' series category of the 2018 BAFTA Children's Awards, and Nickelodeon's hit daily scripted series Hunter Street has been nominated for 'International Live Action'!

Additionally, Hey Duggee, which airs on Nick Jr. USA, and The Deep, which airs on Nickelodeon Greece also picked up nominations in the 2018 British Academy Children's Awards, for 'Pre-School - Animation' and 'International Animation', respectively. Hey Duggee: The Counting Badge has also been nominated in the 'Digital' category.

The British Academy Children's Awards have been restructured somewhat this year. The Independent Production Company of the Year award has been nixed, and the International category expanded to include three separate awards for International Animation, International Preschool and International Live Action. The lineup now features a new Digital category, but the Interactive and Learning awards are no more. BAFTA has also added a new Content for Change category to recognise efforts to help kids improve the world.

The trophies will be handed out to the winners on Thursday 25th November 2018, as part of a ceremony taking place at the Roundhouse performing arts venue in London, UK.

The British Academy Children’s Awards, BAFTA’s annual ceremony celebrating the best in global children’s media, takes place at Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 25 November.

Below is a list of 2018 BAFTA Children's Awards that Nickelodeon (including acquired series) have been nominated for. A full list of BAFTA Children's Awards 2018 nominations can be found at Congratulations and good luck to Nickelodeon and everyone who has been nominated for a Children's BAFTA award!

International Animation

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS - Stephen Hillenburg, Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli - Nickelodeon Animation Studio/Nicktoons
THE DEEP - Tom Tatlor, Trent Carlson, Steven Wendland - DHX Media, Astark Productions, Technicolor/CBBC
TROLLHUNTERS - Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim, Chad Hammes - DreamWorks Animation Television/Netflix
THE HEROIC QUEST OF THE VALIANT PRINCE IVANDOE - Christian Bøving-Andersen, Eva Lee Wallberg, Daniel Lennard – Turner/Cartoon Network

International Live Action

HUNTER STREET - Melle Runderkamp, Rogier Visser, Frank Jan Horst – Blooming Media/Nickelodeon
ANDI MACK - Terry Minsky, Michelle Manning, Greg Hampson – Disney Channels Worldwide/Disney Channel
THE NEXT STEP - Production Team - Radical Sheep Productions, a division of Boat Rocker Studios/CBBC
NOWHERE BOYS – TWO MOONS RISING Beth Frey, Tony Ayres, Rowan Woods - Matchbox Pictures/CBBC

Pre-School - Animation

HEY DUGGEE - Grant Orchard, Janine Voong, Sander Jones – Studio AKA/CBeebies
CLANGERS - Production Team - Coolabi Productions, Factory, CBeebies, BBC Worldwide/CBeebies
OCTONAUTS Production - Team - Vampire Squid Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media company, in association with Brown Bag Films/CBeebies
SARAH & DUCK - Tim O’Sullivan, Sarah Gomes Harris, Jamie Badmington – Karrot Entertainment/CBeebies


HEY DUGGEE: THE COUNTING BADGE - Production Team - Scary Beasties, BBC Studios, Studio AKA
CBBC BUZZ - Andrew Swanson, Dominic Atherton, Dave Coulson – BBC Children’s In-House Productions for CBBC
IVANDOE: THE ADVENTURE GAME - Eliana Sato, Matha Henson, Pete Everett - Turner/ Playerthree
PABLO’S ART WORLD ADVENTURE - Grainne McGuinness, Gavin Halpin - Paper Owl Films Ltd.

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Sources: Kidscreen,
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