'Life of Pi' Wins BAFTA Children's Movie Award

4:07 AM PST 11/25/2013 by Stuart Kemp

Ang Lee's adventure wins the animated competition over "Brave," "ParaNorman" and "Wreck-It Ralph," while "Despicable Me 2" takes the top film honor in a vote by British kids aged 7-14.

LONDON -- Ang Lee's Life Of Pi has won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) children's feature film award, beating out three animated movies.

The award was presented Sunday evening to Lee's highseas adventure about a boy and a tiger adrift in a rowboat after a shipwreck. It fended off competition from Brave, ParaNorman and Wreck-It Ralph. The annual children's awards aim to honor the very best in children's media.

Lee, Gil Netter and David Womark and Fox 2000 Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox were nominated in the category for the honor.

The awards also covered various TV honors in 19 categories -- from best presenter to best writer and best animation.

In the international TV category, Cartoon Network's Adventure Time and Regular Show emerged victorious, beating Walt Disney Television Animation's Doc McStuffins and Nickelodeon's Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness to the award.

In addition, the BAFTA Kids' public vote winners were presented, which were voted on by children aged 7-14. Despicable Me 2 won the top film honor in the kids' vote.

The ceremony was hosted by Jake Humphrey, the former BBC presenter who now is the face of BT Sport's flagship soccer coverage.

 

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