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British Animation Awards Winners Announced

Held once every two years, the British Animation Awards (BAA) are dedicated to celebrating the best animation produced in the UK. The latest ceremony took place on March 15, 2018 at London's BFI Southbank.

The big winner on the night was The Amazing World Of Gumball, which took three awards:  winning for Best Children's Series, Best Voice Performance and the Children's Choice award. Hey Duggee! won for best pre-school series.

Have Heart by Will Anderson won in the short category, and the Best Long Form went to Magic Light Pictures for Revolting Rhymes.

The full list of Winners and nominees are below:

Best Long Form

Revolting Rhymes
Dir: Jakob Schuh & Jan Lachauer
Produced by Magic Light Pictures

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt | Dir: Joanna Harrison & Robin Shaw (Lupus Films, Walker Prod., Herrick Ent.)

Ethel & Ernest | Dir: Roger Mainwood (Lupus Films in assoc. with Ethel & Ernest Prod., Mélusine Prod. and Cloth Cat Animation and supported by the BFI, BBC, Film Fund Luxembourg, UPHE Content Group, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government)

Best Voice Performance

The Amazing World of Gumball “The Choices”
Voice Performance: Teresa Gallagher as Nicole
Dirs: Mic Graves & Ben Bocquelet
Produced by Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System Inc

Scream Street “King Niles” | Voice Performance: John Thomson as Niles Farr, Mayor Sir Otto Sneer & Hushmushtushlushfushi

Ethel & Ernest | Voice Performance: Brenda Blethyn as Ethel


Best Children’s Series

The Amazing World of Gumball  “The Copycats”
Dirs: Mic Graves & Ben Bocquelet
Produced by Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System Inc

Shaun the Sheep “Karma Farmer” | Dir: Will Becher (Aardman Animations)

Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed “Screwtop in Love” | Dir: Boris Hiestand (Beano Studios for CBBC)

Best Preschool Series

Hey Duggee “The Tadpole Badge”
Dir: Grant Orchard
Produced by Studio A.K.A. for CBeebies

Twirlywoos “More About Collecting” | Dir: Nigel P Harris (Ragdoll Prod. & DHX Media for CBeebies)

Sarah and Duck “Constable Quack” | Dir: Tim O’Sullivan (Karrot Ent. for CBeebies & BBC Worldwide)


Music Video

Mr. Jukes (ft. De La Soul & Horace Andy) “Leap of Faith”
Dirs: Parallel Teeth
Produced by Strange Beast for Island Records

Katie Melua “Perfect World” | Dirs: Karni and Saul (A Sulkybunny production for BMG)

Elton John “Rocket Man” | Dirs: Majid Adin & Stephen McNally (Blinkink for Rocket Music)

Commissioned Animation

Breast Cancer Awareness “Check ‘Em”
Dirs: Neil Kidney & Morgan Powell
Produced by Seed Animation for Breast Cancer Awareness

When I Worry About Things “Annabel’s Story” | Dirs: Andy Glynne & Liam O’Connor (Mosaic Films in co-production with Picnic Studios for BBC Learning)

Animated Minds “The Unforgiven Moment” | Dirs: Laurie Harris & Salvador Maldonado (Mosaic Films for the Wellcome Trust_


Best Short Film

Have Heart
Dir: Will Anderson
Produced by Wanderson

Mamoon | Dir: Ben Steer (Blue Zoo Animation Studio)

Rabbit’s Blood | Dir: Sarina Nihei (Little Dot Studios)


Best Animation in a Commercial

James Wellbeloved “Mega City”
Dirs: AGAINSTALLODDS
Produced by Passion Animation Studios for AMV BBDO

The Great British Bake Off | Dirs: Parabella (Blinkink for 4 Creative)

BBC “The Supporting Act” | Dir: Elliot Dear (Blinkink for BBC Creative)


Best Film & TV Graphics

Travel Channel Little Journeys “Hiker”
Dirs: Dog & Rabbit
Produced by Dog & Rabbit for Scripps Networks

Beyond Reasonable Doubt | Dir: Tom Brass (Jellyfish Pictures for CNN / HLN)

Hofesh Logo Design | Dir: Steve Waugh (Coffee & TV for McGarryBowen)


Best Sound

Neck and Neck
Sound: David Pringle
Music: Alex Harwood 
Dir: Shaun Clark
Produced by MewLab

Ethel & Ernest | Sound: Adrian Rhodes; Music: Carl Davis with an original song by Sir Paul McCartney

Thunderbirds Are Go “Volcano!” | Sound: Nigel Heath and Alex Gibson, Hackenbacker & Dave Peacock, Peacock Sound; Music: Ben and Nick Foster


Best Short Form Original Content

The Totems “Family Song”
Dir: Mark Taylor
Produced by A Productions for Sesame Studios

The Happos Family “Jet Pack” | Dir: Morgan Francis (Spider Eye with Turner Broadcasting for Boomerang)

Lottie Bearshout “Good as Goaled” | Dirs: Tom Gran & Martin Woolley (Wildseed Studios for Disney XD)

Best Expanded Animation

My Name Is Peter Stillman
Dir: Lysander Ashton
Produced by Fifty Nine Productions Ltd

Rain or Shine | Dir: Felix Massie (Nexus Studios for Google Spotlight Stories)

Les Petites Choses | Dir: Bandits Collective (Persona VR)


Writers Award

Counterfeit Cat “Sardonians of the Galaxy”
Writers: Ciaran Murtagh & Andrew Barnett Jones
Produced by Wildseed Studios & Tricon Films and Television for Disney XD and Teletoon

Scream Street “Game of Screams” | Writers: Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler

Lily’s Driftwood Bay “Paper Lanterns” | Writer: Colin Williams


Craft Award

Mamoon
Dir: Ben Steer
Produced by Blue Zoo Animation Studio

Ethel & Ernest | Dir: Roger Mainwood (Lupus Films in assoc. with Ethel & Ernest Prod., Mélusine Prod. and Cloth Cat Animation and supported by the BFI, BBC, Film Fund Luxembourg, UPHE Content Group, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government)

The Supporting Act | Dir: Elliot Dear (Blinkink for BBC Creative)


Student Achievement

A Love Story
Dir: Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara
Produced at the National Film & Television School

Poles Apart | Dir: Paloma Baeza (National Film & Television School)

Twiddly Things | Dir: Adara Todd (Middlesex University)


Student Film

The Day After the Party
Dir: Diyala Muir
Produced at the Royal College of Art

Tough | Dir: Jennifer Zheng (Kingston University London)

Attraction | Dir: Emily Scaife (Royal College of Art)

PUBLIC CHOICE AWARDS

Favourite Music Video

Katie Melua “Perfect World”
Dirs: Karni and Saul
A Sulkybunny production for BMG

Favourite Film [Joint winners]

Mamoon
Dir: Ben Steer
Produced by Blue Zoo Animation Studio

Poles Apart
Dir: Paloma Baeza
Produced at the National Film & Television School


Children’s Choice

The Amazing World of Gumball “The Copycats”
Dirs: Mic Graves & Ben Bocquelet
Produced by Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System Inc



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