British Animation Awards 2022 Winners Unveiled


The British Animation Awards 2022 revealed the winners at a ceremony held at London’s BFI Southbank and presented by comedian Miles Jupp.

Britain’s two Oscar-nominated short films, Affairs of the Art and Robin Robin, were both winners. The latter, a Netflix original film from Aardman Animations, won the award for Best Original Music for its score, written by The Bookshop Band. The short is about an optimistic robin raised by a family of mice.

Affairs of the Art picked up three awards: Best Short Film, Writers Award and Best Voice Performance for 86-year-old Little Britain star Menna Trussler. Created by Joanna Quinn and Les Mills, Affairs of the Art continues the story of Welsh housewife Beryl who has grand artistic ambitions.

Magic Light Pictures was successful in two categories, with the BBC One Christmas special Zog and the Flying Doctors winning for Best Use of Sound. The Milkshake! and Sky Kids series Pip and Posy, meanwhile, picked up the award for Best Children’s Pre-School.

The Best Children’s category was won by Fourth Wall’s series Milo. The Best Long Form category was won by Locksmith Animations’ debut feature, Ron’s Gone Wrong, which tells the story of a socially awkward middle-schooler who befriends a defective robot.

The Best Animation in a Commercial category was topped by Airwick for its Breath of Nature campaign. The Best Music Video Award was delivered to animator Ged Haney, with his video for Rocket Freudental’s “Der Stuhlkreis.”

Save Ralph, an animated short film warning about the cruelty of testing on animals, produced for the Humane Society International, won for Best Factual. The Social Good category, meanwhile, was won by Typically, which aims to remove the taboo surrounding periods.

The Best Immersive Animation award was picked up by Grant Berry and Dane Winn’s The Beast, while Osbert Parker’s Timeline won the Wildcard category. The Cutting-Edge award was won by Jamie Jay Johnson and Asa Movshovitz’s E4 series Dead Pixels. This year’s Design award was won by the Netflix original Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

Three awards on the night were decided by members of the public, voting for their favorites in a special online poll. Audience awards were: Tony Comley’s Time to Recover for Best Music Video, Uri Lotan’s Black Slide for Best Short Film and Sky Kids’ hit children’s series The Brilliant World of Tom Gates for the Children’s Choice Award.

The British Animation Awards 2022 were sponsored by Hanna Barbera Studios Europe.

British Animation Awards Director Helen Brunsdon and Producer Kieran Argo said: “We have been amazed at the quality of the entrants for this year’s British Animation Awards and would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and nominees. After a particularly tough couple of years, animation continues to be one of the most productive and creative industries in the U.K.”