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2022 British Animation Awards Nominees Announced


It's been a big week for awards news, with the Oscars releasing the nominees and The Crunchyroll Anime Awards revealing their winners.  The biannual British Animation Awards (BAA) aren't nearly as well known as The Academy Awards, and they don't have as wide a reach as Crunchyroll's Awards, but for animation fans, and for the British animation industry they're still a big deal.

"Thanks to the advancement of science, this year the BAAs are crossbreeding with online and in-person events," the website explains. "From March 7th until April 10th there will be an exciting range of online content; from talks, interviews and curated film packages to video contributions from new and established animators." Despite the announcement of the end of all COVID measures in England, they remain in force elsewhere in the UK- and many in England will also continue to be cautious. The BAAs will take place on March 10 at London's BFI Southbank, but will also be streamed for those who cannot be there in person. BAA is also working with partner organisations across the country so that there will also be satellite gatherings in Stirling, Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol for people to enjoy the night together. The ceremony will be MC'd by comedian and actor Miles Jupp.'

The UK industry isn't as big as in some countries. But as befitting an award that is named BAA and has a sheep for a logo, the British Animation Awards are a little quirky. Rather than give every winner just an identical trophy, here winners receive unique prize artwork from some of the most talented people in the creative industries. In past years, artworks have been awarded by artists including Nick Park, Michael Dudok de Wit, Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore, Glenn Keane, Bill Plympton and many other artists from around the world. We can't wait to see the new artwork!

Nominees with recognition in multiple categories include Locksmith Animation's debut feature Ron's Gone Wrong, Aardman's Shaun The Sheep The Flight Before Christmas, Spencer Susser's Save Ralph and Joanna Quinn's Oscar-nominated Affairs Of The Art.

Best Design

Ron’s Gone Wrong
Aurélien Predal, Nathan Crowley, Till Nowak

Jingle Jangle – A Christmas Journey
Ian Spendloff

Raised by Wolves
Steve Small

Circle Square – Junglehouse
Greg McLeod

Best Use of Sound

Elliot from Earth – Wednesday pt2
Mic Graves, Tony Hull, Rhys Byfield, Mikey Please

Hilda – The Deerfox
Andy Coyle

The Rubbish World of Dave Spud – Burning Wheels
Ed Foster

Zog and the Flying Doctors
Adrian Rhodes

Pip And Posy – Swapsies
Jason Heath

Best Factual

Save Ralph
Spencer Susser

Osbert Parker

Best Voice Performance

Save RalphTaika Waititi, Ricky Gervais
Spencer Susser

Affairs of the Art – Menna Trussler
Joanna Quinn

The Adventures of Paddington – Ben Whishaw
Jez Hall, Chris Drew

Hilda – Bella Ramsay
Andy Coyle

Moominvalley – Bel Powley
Steve Box

Best Under-Graduate Film

To be a Goat
Milda Kargaudaite

True Colours
Hanna Lea Wyttenbach

Case Closed
Lucy Gatenby

@Scroll Alice
Céline Ufenast

Miles Jezuita

Writers Award

Myles McLeod for Circle Square – Pizza Mystery
Greg McLeod

Les Mills for Affairs of the Art
Joanna Quinn

Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith for Ron’s Gone Wrong
Jean- Philippe Vine, Sarah Smith, Octavio E Rodriguez

Madeleine Brettingham for The Rubbish World of Dave Spud – Twinfestation
Edward Foster

Mark Burton and Giles Pilbrow for Shaun the Sheep – The Flight Before Christmas
Steve Cox

Best Post-Graduate Film

O Black Hole!
Renee Zhan

Other Half
Lina Kalcheva

Eating In The Dark
Inari Sirola

Lamb Award

Sanna Räsänen
Nominated by One6th

Teifi Cadwallader
Nominated by Cloth Cat

Lisa-Mae Evans
Nominated by Blue Zoo Animation

Emilie Brown
Nominated by Blue-Zoo Animation

Hodan Abdi
Nominated by Illuminated Films

Best Children’s Pre-School Series

Hey Duggee
Grant Orchard, Sander Jones

The Adventures of Paddington
Jez Hall, Chris Drew

Circle Square
Greg Mcleod

Chris Capstick

Pip and Posy
Jeroen Jaspaert and Matt Tea

Best Children’s Series

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
George Sawyer

Chris Capstick

Hilda – The Deerfox
Andy Coyle

Cutting Edge

Save Ralph
Spencer Susser

Alex Robinson

Dead Pixels S2
Jamie Jay Johnson, Asa Movshovitz

Best Music Video

Rocket Freudental – Der Stuhlkreis
Ged Haney

Mama Jerk and the Ladyfinger – Mountain
Harrison Fleming

Foo Fighters – Chasing Birds
Emlyn Davies, Josh Hicks

Christy Moore – The Voyage
Jessica Patterson

Jamie Cullum – Age of Anxiety
Neil Pymer


Osbert Parker

Boris Johnson Eats A Pot Noodle In The Bath
Ross Butter

Cameron Carr

Squib – When All of This is Over
Baz Sells

Hench Girl Summer
Beatriz Antunes

Best Immersive Animation

Peace of Mind
Ben Steer

The Beast
Grant Berry, Dane Winn

Madrid Noir
James A Castillo

Best Original Music

Music by: Michael Keeney and Kris Stronge, Directed by: Gráinne Mc Guinness

I Am Odd
Composer: Benjamin Giroux, Mike Connaris

Robin Robin
Composer: Ben Please and Beth Porter

Edgar’s Christmas
Music Composer: Mike MacLennan

Love Monster – Super Sound Day
Theme music: Jeremy Warmsley
Score Composed by: Esther Joy Lane
Score Composed by: Hannah Charman

Best Animation In Commercial

The Girl Who Built a Rocket
Neeraja Raj

Airwick – Breath of Nature
Peter Szewczyk

Save Ralph
Spencer Susser

Moto GP Returns
Anton Alfimenko

Social Good

Anna Ginsburg, Caitlin McCarthy

Diabetes Symptoms
Angie Phillips, Phoebe Halstead

Up River – a Shadventure on the River Severn
Tom Stubbs

You Being You
Kong Studio

Sinking Feeling
Mark Spokes

Best Longform

Sesame Street’s – The Monster At The End of the Story
Mark Taylor

Ron’s Gone Wrong
Jean- Philippe Vine, Sarah Smith, Octavio E Rodriguez

Shaun the Sheep – The Flight Before Christmas
Steve Cox

Best Short Film

Studio Desk, Kathrin Steinbacher, Emily Downe

Meow or Never
Neeraja Raj

Save Ralph
Spencer Susser

Black Slide
Uri Lotan

Affairs of the Art
Joanna Quinn