‘Shaun the Sheep,’ ‘Stick Man’ & ‘Gumball’ Score at BAAs

The 2016 British Animation Awards have wrapped up, having successfully celebrated 20 years. Top honors were bestowed on internationally acclaimed actor Martin Freeman, Aardman Animation’s madcap feature adventure Shaun the Sheep: The Movie, holiday special Stick Man and kids’ series The Amazing World of Gumball. The awards ceremony was held at BFI Southbank in London, hosted by actors and impressionists Duncan Wisbey and Jess Robinson.

Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) picked up the Best Voice Performance award, sponsored by Fitzrovia Post, for his work in Magic Light Pictures’ Stick Man. The feature-length Christmas special was one of only two double winners this year, also picking up Best Use of Sound. Also taking two awards was Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball, which snapped up Best Children’s Series (sponsored by CBBC/CBeebies) and Children’s Choice Award (sponsored by HIT Ent.)

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie took the prestigious Best Long Form award (sponsored by Bubble), winning out over Stick Man and Fettle Animation’s Children of the Holocaust. The award marks the 20th BAA for Aardman Animations over the last two decades. Other key awards went to Daniel Gray & Tom Brown’s Teeth (Short Film), Sixteen South’s Lily’s Driftwood Bay (Best Pre-School Series), Katie Lenton’s Man Up You (Best Under-Graduate Student Film) and Sarina Nihel’s Small People with Hats (Post-Graduate Film).

Full List of BAA Winners

Best Long Form Animation: Shaun the Sheep: The Movie

Directors/Script Mark Burton & Richard Starzak

Producers Julie Lockhart & Paul Kewley

Produced by Aardman Animations for Studio Canal

Best Voice: Martin Freeman as Stick ManStick Man

Director: Jeroen Jaspaert and Daniel Snaddon

Producers Michael Rose & Martin Pope

Produced by Magic Light Pictures

Best Children’s Series and Children’s Choice Award: The Amazing World of Gumball “The Shell”

Directors Mic Graves & Ben Bocquelet

Producer Sarah Fell Animation

Produced by Turner Broadcasting for Cartoon Network

Best Pre-School Series: Lily’s Driftwood Bay “Goodbye Seabird”

Directors Colin Williams & Darren Vandenburg

Producer: Colin Williams

Produced by Sixteen South for Nick Jr.

Best Music Video: James “Moving On”

Directed and produced by Ainslie Henderson

Produced by An Independent Production for BMG

Best Commissioned Animation: Promotional: HIAS “For The Refugees”

Directors Moth Collective

Producer Sovev Media

Produced by Moth Collective for HIAS

Best Commissioned Animation: Documentary: Animated Minds: Stories of Postnatal Depression

Series Directed and produced by George Sander-Jackson

Produced by Mosaic Films for Wellcome Trust  & Maudsley Charity

Best Short Film: Teeth

Directors Daniel Gray & Tom Brown

Produced by Holbrooks Films

Best Animation in a Commercial: Anchor “Little Elephant”

Directors Kyra & Constantin

Producer Matt Saxton

Produced by Passion Picture for Creature London

Best Film/TV Graphics: The Power of Privacy

Directors: Callum Cooper & Matthias Hoegg

Producer Carrie Budge

Produced by Carrie Budge for The Guardian

Best Use of Sound: Stick Man

Sound Designer & Mixer Adrian Rhodes Music René Aubry

Directors Jeroen Jaspaert & Daniel Snaddon

Producers Michael Rose & Martin Pope

Produced by Magic Light Pictures

Best Student Film: Undergraduate: Man Up You

Director Katie Lenton

Produced at University of the Creative Arts, Farnham

Best Student Film: Postgraduate: Small People with Hats

Director Sarina Nihei

Produced at the Royal College of Art

Public Choice – Favourite Music Video: Benjamin Scheuer “Cookie-tin Banjo”

Directed and produced by Peter Baynton

Produced by Radish Pictures for Escapist Records

Public Choice – Favourite Film (tie):

Mend and Make Do by Bexie Bush

BlueBarry by TwinTrash

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie
Shaun the Sheep: The Movie


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