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'Coco' and 'Poles Apart' Bring Home BAFTAs

This past Sunday saw the 2018 iteration of British Academy Film Awards- also known as The BAFTAs- take place. There were two awards relating to animation, and as per usual they did not feature in the main BBC One Broadcast, instead relegated to an 'Awards Presented Earlier' montage closing out the show. We guess that BAFTA (or is it the BBC?)  doesn't consider animation to be worthy of being considered alongside live-action cinema?

Putting that disappointment aside, who actually won? In previous years, BAFTA have broken from the pack, handing the award to an animated film which other awards organisations overlooked. Last year Kubo And The Two Strings won over rivals from Disney and Pixar. Memorably, BAFTA also gave the award to The LEGO Movie, when Oscar didn't even deign to give it a nomination.

This year saw no such shock victory, however. Pixar's Coco continued its domination of this year's animation categories with yet another win for Best Animated Feature. Lee Unkrich's film bagged the award, beating out competition from the less-mainstream Loving Vincent and My Life As A Courgette. 

The second animation category was Best British Animated Short. This award went to Poles Apart from Paloma Baeza and Ser En Low. This is the second award the film has won this month, alongside an Annie Award for Best Student Film. The short beat fellow nominees Have Heart by Will Anderson and Mamoon by Ben Steer.

You can check out interviews with the winners below.

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