Hollywood Fare Dominates BAFTA Kids Film Awards Nominations
LONDON – Hollywood studio output dominates the feature film category for this year's British Academy Children’s Awards with Brave, Life of Pi, ParaNorman and Wreck-It Ralph competing for the nod.
Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the annual children's awards aim to honor the very best in children's media.
The production team at Walt Disney Pictures for Brave is nominated alongside Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark and Fox 2000 Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox for Life of Pi in the category.
And Rich Moore, Clark Spencer and John Lasseter, along with Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures, are in the running with Wreck-It Ralph.
Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight, Sam Fell and Chris Butler and LAIKA and Universal Pictures International picked up a nomination slot for ParaNorman.
The awards also cover myriad TV honors -- with 19 categories -- from best presenter, best writer and best animation among the awards to be dished out at a ceremony on Nov. 24 in central London.
In the International category, Cartoon Network's Adventure Time and Regular Show will compete with Walt Disney Television Animation's Doc McStuffins and Nickelodeon's Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness for the award.
The ceremony will be hosted by TV presenter Jake Humphrey, the former BBC presenter who exited the public broadcaster to front BT Sport's flagship soccer coverage.
Humphrey said that presenting the British Academy Children’s Awards is a way "for me to say thank you to children's TV for the career it has given me, and I can't wait!"
In addition, the BAFTA Kids’ vote, in which children between the ages 7 and 14 have their say in a nationwide poll to choose their favorite film, television program, website and game, launched this week.
Over half a million votes were cast in 2012.
Amongst the ten films vying for children's votes this are Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.