The British Animation Awards bestowed three honors on the hand-drawn short film Affairs of the Art (BAA).
It’s been 26 years since the British Animation Awards began honoring the best in British animation in a range of categories.
Affair of the Art, which was nominated for an Oscar for a best short film, best voice acting, and the Writers Award, was the winner of three Oscars.
Affair of the Art is a feature film directed by Joanna Quinn and Les Mills that tells the story of a Welsh housewife with enormous creative dreams named Beryl.
Beryl’s Welsh actress, Menna Trussler, won Best Voice Performance over Ricky Gervais and Ben Whishaw.
Miles Jupp, an actor, and comedian from London’s BFI Southbank presided over the ceremony in 2022.
This year’s British Animation Awards were “amazed” by the quality of the entrants, said BAA director Helen Brunsdon and producer Kieran Argo. “We’d like to congratulate all the winners and nominees.”
“Animation remains one of the UK’s most productive and creative industries, despite the past couple of difficult years.”
The Bookshop Band’s score for Robin Robin, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Music, is also gaining traction ahead of the Academy Awards later this month.
The Netflix original recounts the story of a hopeful robin raised by a family of mice.
The inaugural film from Locksmith Animations, Ron’s Gone Wrong, won the Best Long Form award.
One socially awkward middle schooler makes a robot companion in this film directed by Jean-Phillipe Vine and co-written by Sarah Smith and Octavio E Rodriguez.
Save Ralph, an animated short film with the voices of Hollywood actors such Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, Zac Efron, and Olivia Munn, won the Best Factual prize at the 87th Academy Awards.
The film, written and directed by Spencer Susser and produced by Humane Society International, aims to raise awareness about the cruelty of animal testing.
Minister Julia Lopez, who serves as Minister of State for the Department of Digital, Culture Media and Sport, complimented the UK’s world-class animation profession in a recorded message of support.
Sky Kids, Channel 5’s Milkshake!, Netflix, and Magic Light Pictures each won two trophies at this year’s British Independent Film Awards.