Cartoon Network named ‘Channel of the Year’ at children's BAFTAs

MUMBAI: It’s time to rejoice for all Cartoon Network fans. One of the oldest channels in the kids’ space has been rewarded as the ‘Channel of the Year’ at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs).

The academy has unveiled the winners of its annual British Academy Children’s Awards, naming Cartoon Network as the channel of the year.

Katie Morag won two awards, one for its production team in the drama category and one for performer Cherry Campbell. Campbell becomes the youngest BAFTA winner ever at nine years old.

The winner for comedy was Diddy Movies 2, and Junior Bake Off won for best entertainment program. Operation Ouch! was the winner in the factual arena. The Lego movie won for feature film. The animation category sponsored by Toon Boom, honoured Shaun the Sheep with the win.

Kindle Entertainment was recognised as independent production company of the year. The international award went to Adventure Time. In the preschool categories, Sarah and Duck won for animation and Old Jack's Boat for live action. The best presenter award went to Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood of Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom. Wolfblood writer Debbie Moon received an award in the writing category.

The winners from the BAFTA Kids' vote were Frozen for film, Jessie for TV, Minecraft for game and Bin Weevils for website.

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