The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards, which celebrate the best in children’s media.
Among the first-time winners at the 2019 ceremony was Emily Burnett, who won the performer BAFTA for her role in The Dumping Ground. Lindsey Russell won the presenter award for Blue Peter and Bella Ramsay picked up the young performer BAFTA for her role in The Worst Witch, for which Dirk Campbell won in the director category.
Leaving Care, a coming-of-age film following two care leavers as they navigate a series of firsts without the help of a family, won the content for change and teen BAFTAs. Horrible Histories won the comedy category for the sixth time, while the drama award went to Creeped Out. For the seventh time since the category was introduced in 2006, CBeebies won the channel category.
Hilda picked up the best animation award, while the BAFTA for international animation went to Teen Titans Go!, which follows the adventures of the young Titans while they are trying to save the world. Preschool animation was won by Numberblocks. Tee and Mo: Help Our Little World, featuring an animated monkey and his mum, won short form. Ferne and Rory’s Vet Tales won the preschool live-action award and the international live-action category was won by The Odd Squad.
Play Your Pets Right won in the entertainment category, the children’s DIY show The Dengineers collected the BAFTA in the new factual-entertainment category and Finding my Family: Holocaust won the factual category.
The BAFTA for feature film was scooped up by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The Amazing World of Gumball won in the writer category. Wonderscope’s “A Brief History of Amazing Stunts by Astounding People” won in the digital category and Astro Bot Rescue Mission received the game BAFTA.
Nikki Lilly, a YouTuber, presenter and charity campaigner, received the BAFTA Special Award.
The 2019 British Academy Children’s Awards ceremony was hosted by Lindsey Russell, Ben Shires, Arielle Free, Sam Homewood, Nigel Clarke and Maddie Moate at The Brewery, London.