Monday, November 27, 2017

'SpongeBob SquarePants', 'Hey Duggee' And Blue-Zoo Animation Studio Win Big At The 2017 British Academy Children's Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon's hit original animated series (Nicktoon) SpongeBob SquarePants won the best 'International' series accolade in this years Children's BAFTA Awards, British Academy Children's Awards 2017, which honours the very best in children's media!

Nickelodeon picked up the award at the prestigious British Academy Children's Awards 2017 ceremony hosted by British actor, writer and comedian Doc Brown at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 26th November 2017.

In addition to SpongeBob SquarePants, the popular animated preschool series Hey Duggee, which airs on Nick Jr. USA, also picked up two awards at the ceremony: the series won for best 'Preschool - Animation', and the popular Hey Duggee – We Love Animals app scooped up the 'Interactive' category award.

The night also saw Blue-Zoo Animation Studio, the production studio behind Nick Jr. UK's hit Digby Dragon, crowned 'Independent Production Company of the Year'.

You can find a full list of 2017 British Academy Children's Awards winners here on the official BAFTA website. Congratulations to Nickelodeon and all the winners of the British Academy Children's Awards 2017!


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit For more, visit

About BAFTA Kids

BAFTA Kids is a programme of events and initiatives for families across the UK run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, offering insight into creative excellence within film, television and games. The programme features behind-the-scenes roadshows, workshops and masterclasses with BAFTA-winning talent, online challenges and competitions, and special hospice screenings. Whereas BAFTA’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within these industries, BAFTA Kids is a trusted and accessible brand for families to explore and discover new, innovative and non-mainstream work, helping them deepen their appreciation of the films, television programmes and games they enjoy.
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