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Monday, November 26, 2012

"Good Luck Charlie" Wins British Academy Children's Television Award (BAFTA) Kids' Vote 2012

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the winners of tonight’s British Academy Children’s Awards, celebrating the very best in children’s film, television, games and online media of the past year, and the talent behind their successes.

The ceremony was hosted by Barney Harwood at the London Hilton on Park Lane, and presenters included Eddie Izzard, Alesha Dixon, Sir David Jason, Tom and Dougie from McFly, Olympic gold medallists Heather Stanning and Alex Gregory, Tyger Drew Honey, Caitlin Moran, X Factor’s Kye Sones and Jade Ellis, Jedward and American film director John Landis.

A record-breaking number of votes were received in this year’s BAFTA Kids’ Vote. 7-14 year-olds cast over half a million votes – 593,674 – and had their say across a whole range of entertainment media in a nationwide poll to choose their favourite film, television programme, website and video game. The winners in the four categories were: The Smurfs (Feature Film); Good Luck Charlie (Television); Temple Run (Video Game); Bin Weevils (Website). The Kids’ Vote website - www.baftakidsvote.org - remains a year-round destination for the under 14s, with quizzes, games, interviews, and reports from the Awards.

Exclusive red carpet highlights, backstage interviews with the winners, ceremony highlights and photography will be published after the ceremony on www.bafta.org/awards/childrens and www.baftakidsvote.org .

The British Academy Children’s Awards represent all aspects of children’s entertainment: Animation, Channel of the Year, Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Factual, Feature Film, Independent Production Company, Interactive, International, Learning–Primary, Learning–Secondary, Performer, Pre-school Animation, Pre-school Live Action, Presenter, Short Form, Video Game and Writer.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round Learning & Events programme that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, lectures and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. For further information, visit www.bafta.org .

About BAFTA Kids Vote 
The shortlist was derived from the top children’s feature films (12A and under) at the box office, the highest-rated children’s programmes on both terrestrial and multichannel, the most visited websites created for children and the top-selling video games PEGI-rated 12+ and under. Voting ran from 23 October – 25 November on www.baftakidsvote.org .