BAFTA announced the nominations for this year’s BAFTA Children & Young People Awards which is returning for the first time in three years. The ceremony will take place at the Old Billingsgate in London on Sunday 27 November, hosted by TV and radio presenter Lindsey Russell.
The awards are a celebration of the incredible breadth and creativity of UK and international programming for children and young people spanning film, games and television as well as the next generation of change-makers and innovators through the content for change category.
“Content for children and young people is an ever-precious jewel in our industry’s crown. It offers and inspires the best in creativity for kids and teens, launches countless careers of incredible talent, while also giving parents and carers trusted resources and valuable respite. It is a real joy to bring together the industry and celebrate the creativity and craft behind its recent output, especially after the pandemic, where children’s programming played a monumental role in family support. Through the awards – alongside BAFTA’s new festival for children and young people, and the return of our established programmes to nurture the next generation of games designers, TV presenters and filmmakers – we continue to support our key creators and emerging audiences. Proof that this vital area of the industry remains essential to BAFTA’s mission,” said BAFTA Children & Young People Committee chair Faraz Osman.
In total, 14 categories will be awarded at the ceremony for the BAFTA Children and Young People Awards in recognition of craft, performance, and games. All awards are voted on by BAFTA’s membership of children’s industry professionals.
The highlights from the nominations are:
- Three nominations for Dodger and Snail and the Whale
- Two nominations for The Amazing World of Gumball, Jamie Johnson, JoJo & Gran Gran and Silverpoint
- All first-time nominees in the Young Performer category: Bobby Beynon for The Adventures of Paddington, Ella Bright for Malory Towers, Keaton Edmund for Jamie Johnson and Taiya Samuel for JoJo & Gran Gran
- All first-time nominees in the Presenter category: Yolanda Brown for YolanDa’s Band Jam, George Webster for CBeebies Presentation, Hamza Yassin for Let’s Go For A Walk and Braydon Bent for FYI Investigates: Brazil (Braydon won the BAFTA Young Presenter competition in 2017)