Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Popular Nickelodeon Shows Nominated For Awards In The 2012 British Academy Children's Awards!

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that Nickelodeon UK has received 5 nominations in the 2012 British Academy Children's Awards for the popular Nickelodeon television shows "House Of Anubis", "iCarly", "Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness", "SpongeBob SquarePants", and "Grizzly Tales [for Gruesome Kids]"! The popular Nick Jr. UK animated preschool series "Peppa Pig" has also been nominated for a 2012 British Academy Children's Award in the "Pre-School Animation" category.

Congratulations and good luck, Nickelodeon UK!

Nickelodeon's hit mystery drama series has been nominated in the favourite "Television" show category in the The BAFTA Kids' Vote, the part of the 2012 British Academy Children's Awards where kids aged between 7-14 year olds have their say in who wins! Fans of "House Of Anubis" and Nickelodeon UK viewers can vote for the hit Nickelodeon mystery drama show "House Of Anubis" to win the favourite "Television" show BAFTA Kids' Vote award here on the official "Bafta Kids Vote" website, baftakidsvote.org!

Below is BAFTA's official 2012 British Academy Children's Awards Press Release and a full list of 2012 British Academy Children's Awards nominees from the official BAFTA website, bafta.org:
British Academy Children's Awards

Press Release
Tuesday 23 October 2012







London, 23 October 2012: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has
today announced the nominations for the 2012 British Academy Children's Awards, which take place on Sunday 25 November at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

Children’s BAFTA winner and Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood will return to host the Awards that celebrate the very best in children’s media, including television, film, video games and online.

Double world record holder Helen Skelton can now add a second Children's BAFTA nomination to her list of achievements for presenting Helen's Polar Challenge For Sport Relief. The programme saw her become the first person in the world to reach the South Pole by bicycle. Skelton is nominated in the Presenter category alongside last year's winner Steve Backshall, Milkshake's Kemi Majeks and previous winner Justin Fletcher, who also has two nominated programmes in the Pre-School Live Action category.

The Performer category features stiff competition between upcoming and established talent, with 14 year old rapper and actor Khalil Madovi up against 59 year old Young One Nigel Planer.

Three nominations go to the hugely successful series Horrible Histories, which has received nominations in the same categories for the last three years (Comedy, Writer and Performer), and winning for Comedy last year.

The four films nominated in the Feature Film category this year include BAFTA Fellow Martin Scorsese's Hugo and Disney's The Muppets. The Hunger Games and Arthur Christmas, the two other films competing for the Award, also appear in the BAFTA Kids' Vote shortlist.

The final series of Tracy Beaker Returns, featuring Strictly Come Dancing star Dani Harmer, receives two nominations, for Drama and Writer, and a BAFTA Kids’ Vote shortlisting in the Television category. The popular Tracy Beaker series has now received nine nominations at the Children's Awards over the years. The Amazing World of Gumball also receives two nominations, for Writer and Animation – the same two categories in which it won last year, and is shortlisted for the Kids’ Vote in the Television category too.

Junior Bake Off follows the success of The Great British Bake Off, the BAFTA-winning television programme at this year’s Television Awards, by being nominated in the Entertainment category.

The BAFTA Kids’ Vote opens for voting today: 7-14 year olds will have their say across a whole range of entertainment media in a nationwide poll to choose their favourite film, television programme, website and video game. The shortlist in each category is incredibly strong this year, with films including The Hunger Games, Marvel Avengers Assemble, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 all going head-to-head in the Feature Film category. Nominations for Television show include The Sarah Jane Adventures, Tracy Beaker Returns, Phineas and Ferb, House of Anubis and Almost Naked Animals.

The BAFTA Kids’ Vote opens today (23 October) at 09.00 and closes on Friday 23 November 2012 at 18.00. Children can cast their votes at www.baftakidsvote.org.

For a third year, the winners of the annual BAFTA Young Game Designers competition will be announced at the Awards ceremony. The competition is open to 11-16 year olds and aims to inspire the game designers and game-makers of the future. For the first time this year there were two categories: the Game Concept Award for young people who submitted an idea for a new game; and the Game-making Award, presented by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, for young people who made their own game using computer software. The top three entrants in both categories will attend the ceremony, and the winners will have their game developed further with experts from the University of Abertay Dundee, as well as visiting SCE London Studio, makers of the BAFTA Award-winning EyeToy® and SingStar® franchises. BAFTA has partnered with
Abertay University and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) on the initiative.
The British Academy Children’s Awards represent all aspects of children's entertainment: Animation, Channel of the Year, Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Factual, Feature Film, Independent Production Company, Interactive, International,
Learning–Primary, Learning–Secondary, Performer, Pre-school Animation, Pre-school
Live Action, Presenter, Short Form, Video Game and Writer.

For further information, please contact:

Romley Davies

Print & Broadcast:
Ashleigh Richardson
Tel: 0207 148 3771
Email: ashleigh@romleydavies.com

(For red carpet and press room accreditation on the night please email Ashleigh Richardson clearly stating your name, organisation and access required.)

Gemma Diaper
Tel: 0207 148 3748
Email: gemma@romleydavies.com

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and
rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round Learning & Events programme that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops,
masterclasses, lectures and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages
and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. For further information, visit

2012 Children's Awards Nominees

View the full list of nominations for the British Academy Children's Awards in 2012. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 25 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane.


The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers
Production Team
Pesky Productions/POP

The Amazing World Of Gumball
Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Joanna Beresford
Cartoon Network Europe in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi/Cartoon Network UK

The Gruffalo's Child
Production Team
Magic Light Pictures in association with Studio Soi/BBC One

The Mechanical Musical Marvel
Chris Randall, Julie Boden
Second Home Studios/THSH Birmingham

Channel Of The Year



4 O'Clock Club
Spencer Campbell, Julie Edwards, Paul Rose

Diddy Movies
Steve Ryde, Julian Kemp

Horrible Histories
Production Team
Lion TV/Citrus Television/CBBC

Sorry I've Got No Head
Production Team
SO Television/CBBC


Lost Christmas
Elliot Jenkins, John Hay, David Logan
Impact Film & Television/CBBC

Post Code
Production Team
The Foundation/CBBC

Production Team

Tracy Beaker Returns
Gina Cronk, Neasa Hardiman, Elly Brewer


The Big Performance 2
Helen Soden, Nicola Lloyd, Gareth Malone
Twenty Twenty TV/CBBC

Friday Download
Jeremy Salsby, Melony Smith, Fiona Walmsley
Saltbeef Productions/CBBC

Junior Bake Off
Production Team
Love Production/CBBC

The Slammer
Steve Ryde, John Payne, Samantha Lockett


Deadly 60
Scott Alexander, Kirstine Davidson
BBC Bristol for CBBC/CBBC

My Life: Me, My Dad and His Kidney
Rachael Smith, Cat Lewis, Helen Tither
Nine Lives Media/CBBC

Newsround Special: My Autism and Me
Production Team

Show Me What You're Made Of
Production Team
Watershed TV/CBBC

Feature Film

Arthur Christmas
Peter Lord, Sarah Smith, Peter Baynham
Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation/Aardman/Sony Pictures Releasing

Martin Scorsese, Graham King, Tim Headington, Johnny Depp
GK Films/Infinitum NIHIL/Entertainment Film Distributors

The Hunger Games
Gary Ross, Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik
Lionsgate/Lionsgate UK

The Muppets
Production Team
Walt Disney Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK

Independent Production Company

4T2 Multimedia
Blue Zoo Productions
Boom Pictures
Plug-in Media


Deadly Planet
Paul Deane, Lynda Davies, Dan Efergan
Aardman Animation/BBC Natural History Unit

Nightmare High
Jo Roach, Tassos Stevens, Paul Bennun
Somethin’ Else/Channel 4

Where's My Water?
Development Team
Disney Mobile

Tree Fu Tom
Juliet Tzabar, Lorraine Camm, Rachel Bardill
Plug-in Media/Blue Zoo Productions/CBeebies


Production Team
Schneider's Bakery/Nickelodeon UK

Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness
Production Team
DreamWorks Animation/Nickelodeon UK

Phineas and Ferb
Production Team
Walt Disney Television Animation/Disney XD UK

SpongeBob SquarePants
Production Team
MTV Networks International/United Plankton Pictures/Nickelodeon UK

Learning - Primary

Little Stargazing
Production Team
BBC Scotland/BBC Two

Same But Different
Louise Lynch, David Barnes
Libra Television/Two Sugars/BBC Two

Seeking Refuge
Andy Glynne
Mosaic Films/BBC Two

True Stories
Emma Frank, Emma Wakefield
Lambent Productions/BBC Two

Learning - Secondary

Gang Life
Paul Blake
Maroon Productions/BBC Two

L8R Youngers 2
Production Team
Actorshop Productions/BBC Two

Make A Musical
Rebecca Applin, Owen Smith, Martin Wright
Gamelab UK/BBC Two

Music, Mud & Making Money
Sarah Dean, Rajan Malhotra
BBC London Factual/BBC Two


Mathew Baynton (various) – Horrible Histories
Lion Television/Citrus TV/CBBC

Ben Faulks (Mr Bloom) – Mr Bloom’s Nursery

Khalil Madovi (Josh Carter) – 4 O’Clock Club

Nigel Planer (The Night Night Porter and various) – Grizzly Tales
Grizzly TV/NickToons

Pre-School Animation

Peppa Pig
Philip Hall, Joris van Hulzen, Phil Davies
Astley Baker Davies/Five

Greg Boardman, Eugenio Perez, Derek Mogford
The Rastamouse Company/CBeebies

Timmy Time
Jackie Cockle, Liz Whitaker, David Scanlon
Aardman Animations/CBeebies

Tree Fu Tom
Production Team
CBeebies/Fremantle Media/Blue Zoo/CBeebies

Pre-School Live Action

Andy's Wild Adventures
Mark Jones, John Miller, Charlotte Crosse
BBC Natural History Unit/CBeebies

Ha Ha Hairies
Mellie Buse, Jan Page, Martin Franks
Adastra Creative/Cartoonito

Justin's House
Stephen Cannon, Anna Perowne

Something Special
Allan Johnston, Helen O'Connell


Steve BackshallDeadly 60
BBC Bristol for CBBC/CBBC

Justin FletcherSomething Special

Kemi MajeksMilkshake presentation

Helen SkeltonHelen's Polar Challenge For Sport Relief

Short Form

Compost Corner
Westley Wood, Tim Dann, Tim Collings

The Grumpy King
Raf Gasak, Jonny Sabbagh, Will Harper
Blink Ink/Cartoon Network UK

Production Team
BBC Scotland/CBBC

Share A Story 2011
Dave Hickman, Carl Hadley, David Heslop
CiTV Creative/CiTV

Video Game

Just Dance 3
Nino Sapina, Gregoire Spillman, Florian Granger

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Jon Burton, John Hodskinson, Jonathan Smith
TT Games

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
Development Team

Super Mario 3D Land (DS)
Development Team


Ben Bocquelet, James Lamont, Jon FosterThe Amazing World of Gumball
Cartoon Network Europe in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi / Cartoon Network UK

Writing Team - Horrible Histories
Lion Television/Citrus TV/CBBC

Phil FordThe Sarah Jane Adventures
BBC Cymru Wales/CBBC

Elly BrewerTracy Beaker Returns

BAFTA Kids' Vote: Top Tens

Cast your vote on the BAFTA Kids' Vote website now! >

Feature Film

The Amazing Spider Man
Arthur Christmas
The Hunger Games
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift
Johnny English Reborn
Marvel Avengers Assemble
Men In Black 3
The Smurfs
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
War Horse


4 O'Clock Club
Almost Naked Animals
The Amazing Adventures Of Gumball
Good Luck Charlie
House Of Anubis
Phineas and Ferb
The Sarah Jane Adventures
Tracy Beaker Returns
Young Dracula

Video Game

Just Dance 3
Mario Kart 7
Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo
Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures
Super Mario 3D Land
Temple Run
Where's My Water?


Club Penguin
Moshi Monsters
Also, from the Big Cartoon News Blog (blog):
Gumball Up For Two British Academy Kids’ Awards

The TV series “The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball” has received two nom­i­na­tions for the British Acad­emy Children’s Awards, orga­niz­ers announced Monday.

Pro­duced by Car­toon Net­work Europe in asso­ci­a­tion with Dan­de­lion Stu­dios, Boul­der Media and Stu­dio Soi, the Car­toon Net­work UK show was nom­i­nated for Writer and Ani­ma­tion — the same two cat­e­gories in which it won last year. In addi­tion, the series is short­listed for the Kids’ Vote in the Tele­vi­sion category.

Ben Boc­quelet, Mic Graves, Joanna Beres­ford form the pro­duc­ing team behind The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball. Boc­quelet, James Lam­ont and Jon Fos­ter are the nom­i­nated writers.

Vying with Gum­ball in the Ani­ma­tion cat­e­gory are The Amaz­ing Adren­a­lini Broth­ers (Pesky Productions/POP), The Gruffalo’s Child (Magic Light Pic­tures in asso­ci­a­tion with Stu­dio Soi/BBC One) and The Mechan­i­cal Musi­cal Mar­vel (Chris Ran­dall and Julie Boden; Sec­ond Home Studios/THSH Birmingham).

In the Pre-School Ani­ma­tion cat­e­gory, the nom­i­nees are Peppa Pig (Philip Hall, Joris van Hulzen and Phil Davies; Ast­ley Baker Davies/Five), Ras­ta­mouse (Greg Board­man, Euge­nio Perez and Derek Mog­ford; The Ras­ta­mouse Company/CBeebies), Timmy Time (Jackie Cockle, Liz Whitaker and David Scan­lon; Aard­man Animations/CBeebies) and Tree Fu Tom (CBeebies/Fremantle Media/Blue Zoo/CBeebies).

Fea­ture Film nom­i­nees include Arthur Christ­mas (Peter Lord, Sarah Smith and Peter Bayn­ham; Colum­bia Pictures/Sony Pic­tures Animation/Aardman/Sony Pic­tures Releas­ing) and Disney’s partly ani­mated The Mup­pets (Walt Dis­ney Studios/Walt Dis­ney Stu­dios Motion Pic­tures UK). Arthur Christ­mas also appears in the BAFTA Kids’ Vote shortlist.

Three of the four hope­fuls in the Inter­na­tional cat­e­gory are ani­mated series: Kung Fu Panda: Leg­ends Of Awe­some­ness (Dream­Works Animation/Nickelodeon UK), Phineas and Ferb (Walt Dis­ney Tele­vi­sion Animation/Disney XD UK) and Sponge­Bob SquarePants (MTV Net­works International/United Plank­ton Pictures/Nickelodeon UK).

Ani­mated pro­grams up for the Short Form awards are Com­post Cor­ner (West­ley Wood, Tim Dann and Tim Collings; CiTV/CiTV), Ooglies (BBC Scotland/CBBC) and Share A Story 2011 (Dave Hick­man, Carl Hadley and David Hes­lop; CiTV Creative/CiTV).

Besides Arthur Christ­mas, fea­ture films short­listed for the Kids’ Vote include Ice Age 4: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift and the partly ani­mated The Smurfs.

Join­ing The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball in the short­list for the Kids’ Vote in the Tele­vi­sion cat­e­gory are the ani­mated series Almost Naked Ani­mals and Phineas and Ferb.

The British Acad­emy Children’s Awards cer­e­mony will take place Novem­ber 25 at the Lon­don Hilton on Park Lane. Children’s BAFTA win­ner and Blue Peter pre­sen­ter Bar­ney Har­wood will return to host the awards, which cel­e­brate the very best in children’s media, includ­ing tele­vi­sion, film, video games and online.

The awards are pre­sented by the British Acad­emy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts, an inde­pen­dent char­ity that sup­ports, devel­ops and pro­motes the art forms of the mov­ing image by iden­ti­fy­ing and reward­ing excel­lence, inspir­ing prac­ti­tion­ers and ben­e­fit­ing the public.