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Winners announced: 2022 BAFTA Children & Young People Awards

  • Two Awards for The Snail and the Whale
  • Two first-time winners across the performance categories, George Webster wins in Presenter and Taiya Samuel in Young Performer
  • Chris O’Dowd wins for Performer
  • El Deafo collects the award for Content for Change

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BAFTA announces the winners of this year’s BAFTA Children & Young People Awards. Hosted by TV and radio presenter Lindsey Russell, the awards ceremony is a celebration of UK and international content for children and young people spanning film, games and television.

The Snail and the Whale won the BAFTA for Animation and first-time winners Max Lang & Daniel Snaddon won in the Director category.

There were two first-time winners across the performance categories George Webster won the BAFTA for Presenter for his work across CBeebies Presentation and Taiya Samuel won for Young Performer for her role in JoJo & Gran Gran.

Chris O’Dowd won in Performer for his role in Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.

Content for Change award was won by El Deafo, which tells the story of a young Cece and her inner superhero alter ego El Deafo, as Cece starts to lose her hearing.

Animated feature Wolfwalkers won the award for Feature Film.

The BAFTA for Non-Scripted was presented to FYI: Ukraine Invasion Special; the award for Scripted went to Dodger. The Writer award went to The Amazing World of Gumball

Pre-School Animation was presented to Hey Duggee, marking its fourth win in this category. Lovely Little Farm won in the Pre-School Live Action category.

The animated television series Bluey won in International.  Sackboy: A Big Adventure won the Game category, following its win in the BAFTA Games Awards in 2021.

The awards were presented by a host of stars and content creators including Alishea Cambell-Drummond, Joseph Coelho, Dani Harmer, Jason Isaacs, Molly Rainford, Ben Shires, Inel Tomlinson,Amir Wilson as well as BAFTA Young Presenter competition winners, Maryam and Jeriah. The ceremony took place at the Old Billingsgate in London.

Additionally, this weekend BAFTA hosted its first-ever Children and Young People’s Festival at its London headquarters, 195 Piccadilly. Open to the public, the festival weekend was a celebration of content for younger audiences as well as a showcase of BAFTA’s outreach work and initiatives for young people, underscoring the arts charity’s mission to nurture and inspire the budding creatives, filmmakers and talent of tomorrow.



BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

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