BAFTA Childrens Awards 2015: Cartoon Network UK Nominations
Today (22/10/2015), BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) have revealed their nominations for the 2015 BAFTA Kids Awards. This year, Cartoon Network UK have achieved seven nominations (excluding show acquisitions) also including the children’s channel of the year category, of which Cartoon Network UK also won at the 2014 Kids BAFTA’s. Great Marlborough Productions’ (the London based studio owned by Cartoon Network) very own The Amazing World of Gumball has been nominated in the best animated show category. Also nominated in the animated show category is a Boomerang acquisition, Mr Bean: The Animated Series.
Transformers: Robots In Disguise also won an nomination in the children’s interactive (adapted into an interactive experience) category, which is also an acquired show and airs on Cartoon Network UK. Both Adventure Time and Clarence which are Cartoon Network Studios productions have been nominated and are in the best international kids show category. Regular Show has been shortlisted and is a voting option in the Kids Vote: Television category. Another acquired show, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, that also airs on Cartoon Network UK has been shortlisted in the same category and is up for the public vote.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Made by Turner’s (Cartoon Network) sister companies – Warner Bros. Interactive and Entertainment and Traveller’s Tales, have been shortlisted and is also up for the public vote in the children’s game of the year category. Cartoon Network has yet again been nominated in the children’s channel of the year category and are currently defending champions. Cartoon Network also received a nomination for best short form production for its anti-bullying initiative – Buddy Network, of which musician Dizzee Rascal and Olympic diver Tom Daley have taken part to promote the initiative. Finally, the Adventure Time: Game Wizard has been nominated in the other game of the year category which will be decided by a jury.
The 2015 BAFTA Children’s Awards will take place at the Roundhouse Theatre in London on Sunday 22nd November. British actor, rapper, comedian and screenwriter Ben Smith, also known as Doc Brown will be returning to present the awards. The BAFTA Children’s Awards have been running since 1996 and was created to celebrate the creative success of high quality media and interactive content aimed at British children. A BAFTA award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the UK media industry.
For The Kids Vote Categories:
Please remember to vote, you are only allowed to have one vote for each category, please use it wisely. In order to vote and to check out the other nominations, please follow the link below:
Good Luck to Cartoon Network at the awards ceremony on 22nd November!