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More wins for independent short Neck and Neck and The Day After Party. All the winners of the British Animation Awards.

Held every two years, the British Animation Awards  (director: Jayne Pilling) reward the very best new and established British animators across a variety of categories including short films, animated graphics for film and television, children’s series, music videos and commercials.

The 2018 winners include the Oscar-nominated adaptation of Roald Dahl Revolting Rhymes (dir. Jackob Schuh and Jan Lachauer), which won in the "Best Long Form" category (trailer).

Revolting Rhymes Part I

WIll Anderson with I have heart was the recipient of the 'Best Short FIlm', while the independent Shakespearean-based short Neck and Neck (dir. Shaun Clark) won the Best Use of Sound award (recipients: David Pringle, Alex Harwood).

The Royal College of Art short The Day After the Party -- Diyala Muir won the Best Student Short Award.

The Amazing World of Gumball series won 4 awards,  and 2 awards were given to Blue Zoo animation studio.

The winners' list:

  • Best Long Form: Revolting Rhymes -- Jakob Schuh & Jan Lachauer; Magic Light Pictures
  • Best Voice Performance: The Amazing World of Gumball, “The Choices” -- Teresa Gallagher as Nicole; Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System.
  • Best Children’s Series: The Amazing World of Gumball, “The Copycats” -- Mic Graves & Ben Bocquelet, Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System.
  • Best Pre-School Series: Hey Duggee, “The Tadpole Badge” -- Grant Orchard; Studio A.K.A. for CBeebies
  • Music Video: Mr. Jukes (ft. De La Soul & Horace Andy), Leap of Faith -- Parallel Teeth; Strange Beast for Island Records
  • Commissioned Animation: Breast Cancer Awareness: Check 'Em -- Neil Kidney & Morgan Powell; Seed Animation for Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Best Short Film: Have Heart -- Will Anderson; Wanderson
  • Best Animation in a Commercial: James Wellbeloved, Mega City -- AGAINSTALLODDS; Passion Animation Studios for AMV BBDO
  • Best Film & TV Graphics: Travel Channel Little Journeys, Hiker -- Dog & Rabbit; Dog & Rabbit for Scripps Networks
  • Best Sound: Neck and Neck -- sound by David Pringle, music by Alex Harwood, directed by Shaun Clark; MewLab
  • Best Short Form Original Content: The Totems, “Family Song” -- Mark Taylor; A Productions for Sesame Studios
  • Best Expanded Animation: My Name Is Peter Stillman -- Lysander Ashton; Fifty Nine Productions
  • Writers Award: Counterfeit Cat, “Sardonians of the Galaxy” -- Ciaran Murtagh & Andrew Barnett Jones; Wildseed Studios & Tricon Films and Television for Disney XD and Teletoon
  • Craft Award: Mamoon -- Ben Steer; Blue Zoo Animation Studio
  • Student Achievement: A Love Story -- Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara; National Film & Television School
  • Student Film: The Day After the Party -- Diyala Muir; Royal College of Art
  • Favorite Music Video: Katie Melua, Perfect World -- Karni and Saul; A Sulkybunny production for BMG
  • Favorite Film (tie): Mamoon -- Ben Steer; Blue Zoo Animation Studio. Poles Apart -- Paloma Baeza; National Film & Television School
  • Children’s Choice: The Amazing World of Gumball, “The Copycats” -- Mic Graves & Ben Bocquelet; Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System

The 2018 nominees:

Student Achievement

Poles Apart, Dir: Paloma Baeza, Produced at the National Film & Television School
A Love Story, Dir: Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Produced at the National Film & Television School
Twiddly Things, Dir: Adara Todd, Produced at Middlesex University

Best Pre-School Series
Hey Duggee: The Tadpole Badge, Dir: Grant Orchard, Produced by Studio A.K.A. for CBeebies
Twirlywoos: More About Collecting, Dir: Nigel P Harris, Produced by DHX Media Ltd & Ragdoll Productions Ltd for CBeebies
Sarah and Duck: Constable Quack, Dir: Tim O'Sullivan , Produced by Karrot Entertainment for CBeebies & BBC Worldwide

Best Music Video
Katie Melua: Perfect World , Dir: Karni and Saul, Produced by sulkybunny for BMG
Mr Jukes (ft De La Soul & Horace Andy): Leap of Faith, Dir: Parallel Teeth, Produced Strange Beast for Island Records
Elton John: Rocket Man , Dir: Majid Adin & Stephen McNally, Produced by Blinkink for Rocket Music

Best Children’s Series
Shaun the Sheep: Karma Farmer, Dir: Will Becher / Produced by Aardman Animations for CBBC
Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed: Screwtop in Love, Dir: Boris Hiestand  / Produced by Beano Studios
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Copycats, Dir: Mic Graves  / Produced by Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

Best Film/TV Graphics
Travel Channel Little Journeys: Hiker, Dir: Dog & Rabbit, Produced by Dog & Rabbit for Scripps Networks
Beyond Reasonable Doubt, Dir: Tom Brass, Produced by Jellyfish Pictures for CNN/HLN
Hofesh Logo Design, Dir: Steve Waugh, Produced by Coffee&TV for mcgarrybowen

Best Expanded Animation
My Name is Peter Stillman VR Dir: Lysander Ashton, Produced by Fifty Nine Productions Ltd. Funded by The Space.
Rain or Shine , Dir: Felix Massie , Produced by Nexus Studios for Google Spotlight Stories
Les Petites Choses, Dir: Bandits Collective , Produced by Persona VR

Best Use of Sound

Ethel & Ernest , Sound: Adrian Rhodes, Music: Carl Davis with an original song by Sir Paul McCartney / Produced by Lupus Films in association with Ethel & Ernest Productions, Mélusine Productions and Cloth Cat Animation. Supported by the BFI, BBC, Film Fund Luxembourg, UPHE Content Group, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government.
Neck and Neck, Sound: David Pringle , Music: Alex Harwood, Produced by MewLab,
Thunderbirds Are Go: 'Volcano!' / Music: Ben and Nick Foster, Sound: Nigel Heath and Alex Gibson, Hackenbacker & Dave Peacock, Peacock Sound / Produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures for CITV

Best Long Form Animation

We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Dir: Joanna Harrison & Robin Shaw / Produced by Lupus Films for Channel 4 with Walker Productions & Herrick Entertainment. Supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union and UPHE.
Ethel & Ernest , Dir: Roger Mainwood / Produced by Lupus Films in association with Ethel & Ernest Productions, Mélusine Productions and Cloth Cat Animation. Supported by the BFI, BBC, Film Fund Luxembourg, UPHE Content Group, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government.
Revolting Rhymes, Dir: Jakob Schuh & Jan Lachauer / Produced by Magic Light Pictures

Best Short Form Content
The Happos Family: Jet Pack, Dir: Morgan Francis / Produced by Spider Eye with Turner Broadcasting for Cartoon Network Boomerang
The Totems: Family Song, Dir: Mark Taylor / Produced by A Productions for Sesame Studios
Lottie Bearshout: Good as Goaled, Dir: Tom Gran & Martin Woolley / Produced by Wildseed Studios for Disney XD

Best Animation in a Commercial
The Great British Bake Off , Dir: Parabella / Produced by Blink Ink for 4 Creative
James Wellbeloved: Mega City, Dir: againstallodds / Produced by by Passion Animation Studios for AMV BBDO
BBC: The Supporting Act, Dir: Elliot Dear / Produced by Blinkink for BBC Creative

Children’s Choice
Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed: Screwtop in Love, Dir: Boris Hiestand  / Produced by Beano Studios
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Copycats, Dir: Mic Graves  / Produced by Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
Twirlywoos: More About Collecting, Dir: Nigel P Harris / Produced by DHX Media Ltd & Ragdoll Productions Ltd for CBeebies

Best Student Film
Tough, Dir: Jennifer Zheng / Produced at Kingston University London
The Day After the Party, Dir: Diyala Muir / Produced at the Royal College of Art
Attraction, Dir: Emily Scaife / Produced at the Royal College of Art

Best Commissioned Animation

Breast Cancer Awareness: Check 'Em, Dir: Neil Kidney & Morgan Powell / Produced by Seed Animation for Breast Cancer Awareness
When I Worry About Things: Annabel’s Story, Dir: Andy Glynne & Liam O’Connor / Produced by Mosaic Films in co-production with Picnic Studios for BBC Learning
Animated Minds: The Unforgiven Moment, Dir: Laurie Harris & Salvador Maldonado / Produced by Mosaic Films for the Wellcome Trust

Best Voice Performance

Scream Street: King Niles / Voice Performance: John Thomson as Niles Farr, Mayor Sir Otto Sneer &Hushmushtushlushfushi    /Produced by by Coolabi Productions Limited, ZDF Enterprises and Factory for CBBC
Ethel & Ernest, Dir: Brenda Blethyn as Ethel / Produced by Lupus Films in association with Ethel & Ernest Productions, Mélusine Productions and Cloth Cat Animation. Supported by the BFI, BBC, Film Fund Luxembourg, UPHE Content Group, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government.
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Choices / Voice Performance: Teresa Gallagher as Nicole / Produced by Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

Best Short Film

Mamoon, Dir: Ben Steer / Produced by Blue Zoo Animation Studio
Rabbit's Blood , Dir: Sarina Nihei  / Produced by Little Dot Studios (London, UK) for Channel 4 TV
Have Heart, Dir: Will Anderson / Produced by Will Anderson for wanderson.co.uk

Craft Award

The Supporting Act, Dir: Elliot Dear / Produced by Blinkink for BBC Creative
Mamoon, Dir: Ben Steer / Produced by Blue Zoo Animation Studio
Ethel & Ernest , Dir: Roger Mainwood / Produced by Lupus Films in association with Ethel & Ernest Productions, Mélusine Productions and Cloth Cat Animation. Supported by the BFI, BBC, Film Fund Luxembourg, UPHE Content Group, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government.

Writer's Award

Counterfeit Cat: Sardonians of the Galaxy, Writer: Ciaran Murtagh & Andrew Barnett Jones / Produced by Wildseed Studios & Tricon Films and Television for Disney XD and Teletoon
Scream Street: Game of Screams  /Writer: Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler / Produced by Coolabi Productions Limited, ZDF Enterprises and Factory for CBBCCo-funded by the European Union, Creative Europe MEDIA
Lily's Driftwood Bay: Paper Lanterns, Writer: Colin Williams / Produced by SixteenSouth. Co-Production with KiKA.

Held March 15 at London’s BFI Southbank, the British Animation Awards ceremony was hosted by comedian, actor and BBC Radio 4 News Quiz host Miles Jupp,

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