‘Dodger’, ‘The Snail and the Whale’ top children’s BAFTA nominations

BAFTA has revealed the nominations for its Children and Young People Awards, which return for the first time in three years.

BBC’s ‘Dodger’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’ lead with three nominations each, followed by two nominations for ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’, ‘Jamie Johnson’, ‘JoJo & Gran Gran’ and ‘Silverpoint’ .

The ceremony will take place in London on November 27, where 14 categories will be awarded in recognition of craftsmanship, performance and games. All awards are voted on by BAFTA members of professionals in the children’s industry. The ceremony will be hosted by television and radio presenter Lindsey Russell.

Faraz Osman, Chairman of BAFTA’s Children and Young People’s Committee, said: “It’s a real joy to bring the industry together and celebrate the creativity and craftsmanship behind its recent production, especially after the pandemic, where Children’s programming has played a monumental role in family support. Through the awards – alongside the new BAFTA festival for children and young people and the return of our established programs to nurture the next generation of game designers, TV presenters and filmmakers – we continue to support our key creators and emerging audiences . Proof that this vital area of ​​the industry remains essential to BAFTA’s mission.



“Hilda” – Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks/Netflix

“Robin Robin” – Dan Ojari, Mikey Please, Helen Argo – Aardman Animations for Netflix / Netflix

“The Snail and the Whale” – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One

“The Tiger Who Came for Tea” – Robin Shaw, Ruth Fielding, Camilla Deakin – Lupus Films Limited/Channel 4

Content for change

“Ada Twist, Scientist” – Laughing Wild, Higher Ground Productions, Wonder Worldwide and Netflix/Netflix

“El Deafo” – Gilly Fogg, Cece Bell, Will Mcrobb – Lighthouse Studios in association with Apple/Apple TV+

“Only One Child” – Simone Giampaolo, Gabriella De Gara – Amka Films/YouTube

“Waffles + Mochi” – Higher Productions for Netflix / Netflix


Steve Cox – “Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas” – Aardman Animations for Netflix/BBC One

Mic Graves – “The Amazing World of Gumball” – Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe/Cartoon Network

Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon – ‘The Snail and the Whale’ – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One

Rhys Thomas – “Dodger” – Universal International Studios for BBC/CBBC

feature film

“Klaus” – Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh – Netflix/Netflix

“The Mitchells vs. the Machines” – Mike Rianda, Kurt Albrecht, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – Netflix/Netflix

“Above the Moon” – Glen Keane, Gennie Rim, Peilin Chou – Netflix/Netflix

“Wolfwalkers” – Will Collins, Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart – Cartoon Saloon, Melusine Productions in association with Apple/Apple TV+


“Astro’s Playroom” – Team Asobi/Sony Interactive Entertainment

“Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” – TT Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

“Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart” – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

“Sackboy: A Grand Adventure” – Sumo Sheffield/Sony Interactive Entertainment


“Bluey” – Joe Brumm, Charlie Aspinwall, Sam Moor – Ludo Studio/Disney Junior

“City Of Ghosts” – Elizabeth Ito, Joanne Shen, Ako Castuera – A Netflix/Netflix Original Series

“Kiri and Lou” – Fiona Copland, Heather Walker, Harry Sinclair – Stretchy And Yowza Animation/cbeebies

“Maya and the Three” – Jorge Gutierrez, Tim Yoon, Jeff Ranjo – A Netflix/Netflix Series


“Crackjack! – Steve Ryde, Jamie Wilson, Dave Skinner – BBC Studios Children’s & Family/CBBC

“Deadly 60” – BBC/CBBC Studios Natural History Unit

“FYI Ukraine Invasion Special” – Fresh Start Media/Sky Kids

“Gym Stars” – Simone Coakham, Peter Tat – TV Drummer for BBC/CBBC


Justin Fletcher – “Mr Tumble’s Busy Busy Day” – BBC Studios Kids & Family / Cbeebies

Chris O’dowd – “We Are Here: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” – Studio AKA/Apple TV+

Cathy Tyson – “Jojo & Gran Gran” – BBC Studios Kids & Family Productions/Cbeebies

Julie Walters – “The Abominable Snow Baby by Terry Pratchett” – Eagle Eye Drama/Channel 4

Preschool – Animation

“Circle Square” – Wyndley Animation Ltd, Kavaleer Productions Ltd/Channel 5

“Hey Duggee” – Grant Orchard, Sander Jones, Janine Voong – Studio Aka/Cbeebies

“Pip And Posy” – Magic Light Pictures / Channel 5

“The Very Small Creatures” – Lucy Izzard, Stephanie Owen – Aardman/Sky Kids

Preschool – Live Action

“Andy’s Aquatic Adventures” – Mark Jones, Fred Tay, Adam Oldroyd – BBC Studios Natural History Unit/Cbeebies

“Grace’s Incredible Machines” – BBC Studios Kids & Family/Cbeebies

“Charming Little Farm” – Darrall Macqueen Ltd/Apple TV+

“Something Special” – BBC Studios Kids & Family/Cbeebies


Braydon Bent – “FYI investigates: Brazil – Children caught in the crossfire” – Fresh Start Media/sky Kids

Yolanda Brown – “Yolanda’s Band Jam” – BBC Studios Kids & Family/Cbeebies

George Webster “Cbeebies Presentation” – BBC/Cbeebies

Hamza Yassin – “Let’s Go For A Walk” – Hello Halo Kids Ltd for BBC/Cbeebies


“Dodger” – Rhys Thomas, Lucy Montgomery, Mark Freeland – Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group/cbbc

“Jamie Johnson” – Joe Talbot, Shaun Duggan, Anita Burgess – Short Form Film Ltd/CBBC

“My Mum” – Tracy Beaker Spencer Campbell, John Mckay, Emma Reeves – BBC Studios Kids And Family/CBBC

“Silverpoint” – Zodiak Kids & Family Productions UK/CBBC


Max Lang, Suzanne Lang – ‘The Snail and the Whale’ – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One

Joe Markham, Mic Graves, Toby Hull – “The Amazing World of Gumball” – Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe/Cartoon Network

Lucy Montgomery, Rhys Thomas – “Dodger” – Universal International Studios for BBC/CBBC

Lee Walters – “Silverpoint” – Zodiak Kids & Family Productions UK/CBBC

young performer

Bobby Beynon – “The Adventures of Paddington” – Blue Zoo Animation, Nick Jr, Studiocanal, Heyday Films, Superprod/Nick Jr

Ella Bright – “Malory Towers” – King Bert Productions / BBC iplayer

Keaton Edmund – “Jamie Johnson” – Short Form Film Ltd/CBBC

Taiya Samuel – “Jojo & Gran Gran” – BBC Studios Kids & Family Productions / Cbeebies

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