‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2′ was the big winner at the British Academy Children’s Awards last night (27.11.11).
The film – the final instalment of the hugely successful movie series about the schoolboy wizard, which starred Warwick Davis and Daniel Radcliffe – took home the Feature Film Award and the BAFTA Kids’ Vote in the Film category.
The BAFTA Kids’ Vote competition attracted over 400,000 votes from seven to 14-year-olds and the other winners were, ‘Good Luck Charlie’ (Television), ‘Just Dance 2’ (Video Games) and ‘Bin Weevils’ (Website).
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “Getting young people interested in and engaged with film, television, video games and online media is a very important part of BAFTA’s charitable activity, which takes place all year round. We encourage engagement with the Kids’ Vote, giving children their voice and a website full of entertainment and interactivity, and we reward the spark of creativity – and hard work – with the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition. Just as importantly, the Awards ceremony celebrated the very finest talent behind the nation’s favourite children’s television shows, films, games and websites, and the nominees and winners are incredible inspirations to the next generation of creative talent in Britain. We encourage kids everywhere to follow in their footsteps.”
Other winners included ‘Peppa Pig’, which was victorious in the Pre-School Animation category and also won the Performer Award for nine-year-old Harley Bird, who voices Peppa.
‘Deadly 60’ won Awards for Factual programme and Presenter for adventurer Steve Backshall; and Cartoon Network’s new hit show, ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’, took home the Animation and Writer Awards.
The awards were held at London’s Park Lane Hotel and presenters included comedian Jack Whitehall, actor Martin Kemp and Sugababes star Heidi Range.