‘Gumball,’ ‘Room on the Broom’ Take Top BAA Honors

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The British Animation Awards have revealed their honorees for the 2014 awards ceremony, which took place today at the British Film Institute’s Southbank, London location. The top TV and long form winners were Cartoon Network Europe’s The Amazing World of Gumball and Magic Light Pictures acclaimed Room on the Broom. All the winners took home a unique piece of artwork featuring the BAA’s sheep totem rather than a statuette — a long standing tradition of the event. Learn more at www.britishanimationawards.com.

Winners & Nominees:

Best Long Form

  • Room on the Broom – Max Lang & Jan Lachauer (Magic Light Pictures)
  • Pirates: In an Adventure with Scientists – Peter Lord (Aardman Animations / Sony Pictures Animation)
  • The Snowman & The Snowdog – Hilary Audus (Lupus Films)

Best Children’s Series

  • The Amazing World of Gumball “The Apology” - Ben Bocquelet & Mic Graves (Cartoon Network Studios Europe / SOI Studio)
  • Shaun the Sheep “The Stand Off” – Lee Wilton (Aardman for CBBC)
  • Compost Corner – Westley Wood (CITV)

Best Preschool Series

  • Peppa Pig “Mr. Bull in a China Shop” - Phillip Hall & Joris van Hulzen (Astley Baker Davies for Nick Jr. & eOne)
  • Q Pootle 5 “The Groobie Woogie” – Adam Shaw (Snapper Productions & Q Pootle Ltd. for CBeebies)
  • Sarah & Duck “Bobsleigh” – Tim O’Sullivan (Karrot Animation for CBeebies)

Best Mixed Media Children’s Series

  • Baby Jake “Popping Peas” - Maddy Darrall & Rafa Canales (Darrall Macqueen Ltd. for CBeebies)
  • The Numtums “No. 5″ – Steve Smith (Beakus Ltd. for CBeebies)
  • Get Squiggling Letters “Letter A” – Dan Edgley & Adrian Hedley (Dot to Dot Productions Ltd. for CBeebies)

Best Short Film

  • Marilyn Myller – Mikey Please (Blink Ink)
  • Everything I Can See from Here – Sam Taylor & Bjorn-Erik Aschim
  • In the Air Is Christopher Gray – Felix Massie (Nexus Productions)

Best Student Film

  • The Day I Killed My Best Friend – Antonio J. Busto Algarin (Middlesex University)
  • Anomalies – Ben Cady (Royal College of Art)
  • Shirley Temple – Daniela Sherer (Royal College of Art)

Student Excellence

  • I Am Tom Moody – Ainslie Henderson (Edinburgh College of Art)
  • Policeman – Marcus Armitage (University for the Creative Arts)
  • Gutenberg – Amalie Vilmar (University of Westminster)
The Amazing World of Gumball

The Amazing World of Gumball