Horrible Histories provided a perfect present for directors Steve Connelly and Dominic Brigstocke at last week’s BAFTA Children’s Awards.
Connelly and Brigstocke’s show took home the Best Comedy award, beating Fit, DNN and Hacker Time.
Max Lang also had cause for celebration, as his film Room on the Broom won the Animation Award, seeing off The Amazing World of Gumball, Strange High Hill and The Snowman and the Snowdog.
Children of World War 2, directed by Tim Duck, beat You Too Can Be an Absolute Genius, Found and What Makes Me, Me? And Other Interesting Questions to the Learning – Primary Award, while Tristan Anderson’s (pictured, furthest right) Just a Few Drinks saw off The Imagineers, L8R Youngers 3 and Romeo in Juliet - In Performance to pick up the award for Learning – Secondary.
Elsewhere, the David Scanlon-directed Timmy Time overcame competition from Octonauts, Peppa Pig and Sarah & Duck for the Pre-School Animation trophy, and James Gurden’s Operation Ouch! won out against Newsround: Hard Times, Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom and My Life: Breaking Free to take the Factual statue.
Dumping Ground, directed by Stewart Svaasand, Craig Lines and Diana Patrick, was selected for the Drama award, beating Wizards vs Aliens, Wolfblood and Stepping Up in the process. Finally, Help! My Supply Teacher Is Still Magic by Chris Howe took the Entertainment prize, with Horrible Histories: Gory Games, Officially Amazing and Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind-up losing out.
For a full list of winners, click here.