The winners of each category will be announced on March 15 in London.
The bi-annual British Animation Awards celebrates animators from across the U.K. Previous winners have included Tim Burton, Nick Park, Simon Tofield,
, Gorillaz and Martin Freeman, among others.
This year’s finalists include:
Best Long Form
We're Going on a Bear
by Lupus Films Walker Productions and Herrick Entertainment
· Ethel & Ernest by Lupus Films in association with Ethel & Ernest Productions, Mélusine Productions and Cloth Cat Animation
by Magic Light Pictures
Best Voice Performance
· “Scream Street” King Niles by John Thomson as Niles Farr, Mayor Sir Otto Sneer & Hushmushtushlushfushi
· “Ethel & Ernest” Ethel by Brenda Blethyn
· “The Amazing World of GumballThe Choices” Nicole by Teresa Gallagher
Best Children’s Series
· “Shaun the Sheep: Karma Farmer” by Aardman Animations
· “Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed: Screwtop in Love” by Beano Studios
· “The Amazing World of Gumball: The Copycats” by Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System
Best Pre-School Series
“Hey Duggee: The Tadpole Badge” by Studio A.K.A. for CBeebies
“Twirlywoos: More About Collecting” by Ragdoll Productions & DHX Media for CBeebies
“Sarah and Duck: Constable Quack” by Karrot Entertainment for CBeebies & BBC Worldwide
Best Animation in a Commercial
· “The Great British Bake Off” by Blinkink for 4 Creative
· “James Wellbeloved: Mega City” by Passion Animation Studios for AMV BBDO
· “BBC: The Supporting Act” by Blink Ink for BBC Creative
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