Friday, 16 March 2012

Winners of the British Animation Awards 2012

The ninth British Animation Awards 2012 was held last night.

Headlines include, Grant Orchard for Best Short Film: A Morning Stroll (Studio Aka)

Public Choice for Best Short Film to Francesca Adams for Bertie Crisp featuring the voices of Kathy Burke, Mark Benton and Tamsin Grieg.

Paddington Bear won the on-line public vote for the UK's Favourite Ever British Animated Character of all time

GorillazPete Candeland & Jamie Hewlett) obtained the Best Public Choice Music Video for their track Stylo

The Tale of the Three Brothers, part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 picked up the award for best animated sequence in a film

Two Aardman successes for their commercials for Nokia: Dot and Nokia:Gulp directed by Sumo Science

Best Long Film went to The Gruffalo’s Child directed by Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidshötter (Magic Light Pictures/Studio Soi)

The full list then:

Britain's favourite animated character: Paddington Bear

Best short film: A Morning Stroll

Best long form film: Maska/The Gruffalo's Child (joint winners)

Best pre-school series: Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

Children's choice: The Amazing World Of Gumball

Best children's series: The Amazing World Of Gumball

Best mixed media children's series: Bookaboo

Best music video: Liz Green - Displacement Song

Best 3D commercial: Coca Cola - Siege

Best 2D commercial: Tempo - Bike

Best stop motion commercial: Nokia - Dot

Best film/TV graphics: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1

Best student film: The Eagleman Stag

Best commissioned animation: Nokia - Gulp

Public choice best short film: Bertie Crisp

Public choice best music video: Gorillaz - Stylo

Public choice best commercial: Pilsner Urquell Legends: The Day Pilsner Struck Gold

I know that BAA Director Jayne Pilling is indefatigable in her efforts to keep the awards going.

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