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Awards News: Children's BAFTA Nominations and Crunchyroll Anime Awards

The British Academy Of Film and Television Arts- are primarily known for their annual film and television awards. But the Academy actually also holds several lesser known, more specialised awards ceremonies throughout the year. Returning in 2022 for the first time in three years are The BAFTA's Children and Young People Awards. Animation is eligible in several categories.

In the Animation Category the nominees are Mercury Filmworks and Netflix's Hilda, Aardman's Robin Robin, Magic Light Pictures' The Snail and The Whale and Lupus Films' The Tiger Who Came To Tea.  In the Preschool Animation category, the nominees are Circle and Square, Hey Duggee. Pip and Posey and The Very Small Creatures.

Animated productions were also nominated in several other categories that were open to both animated and live action titles. The feature film category was entirely made up of animation with nomiations going to Klaus, The Mitchells Vs The Machines, Over The Moon and Wolfwalkers. Animation also filled three of the four slots for director.  Steve Cox (Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas) Mic Graves (The Amazing World Of Gumball) and Max Lang and Daniel Snaddon (The Snail and The Whale) were nominated alongside Rhys Thomas, who was nominated for live-action series Dodger.

In the Writer category there were more nominations for The Snail and The Whale, Gumball and Dodger alongside live-action series Silverpoint.

The International category is also entirely dominated by animation. The nominees are Bluey, Kiri and Lou, City of Ghosts and Maya And The Three. In the Game category nominations go to Astro's Playroom, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Sackboy: A Big Adventure.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday 27 November.

Also in awards news, lets turn our attention to the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.  Not so long ago it was announced that the 2023 edition of the awards would be taking place in Japan. Now the hosts have also been announced.

Taking to the stage to reveal the winners will be renowned voice actor Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira.

"We share a deep love of anime with Sally and Jon, and we’re so excited to have their energy and passion onstage with us at the Anime Awards next year," said Crunchyroll President Rahul Purini. "We’re looking forward to celebrating the creative forces behind anime’s biggest series and can’t wait to share more soon."

"I'm very excited to see which anime will win in each category! I will do my best to host this exciting event!"  said Sally Amaki.

"I'm delighted and excited to be asked to host the seventh annual edition of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards! Sally Amaki and I are looking forward to the event together with the whole world. See you there!"  John Kabira added.

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards will take place on March 4, 2023 and be streamed live from Tokyo. Public voting will open early next year.