Oscar-nominated children's favourite Room On The Broom has swept the board at the British Animation Awards. The TV short, which missed out on the Short Film (Animated) prize at the Academy Awards last Sunday (02Mar14), saw off competition from Pirates! On an Adventure with Scientists and The Snowman and the Snowdog to win the coveted Best Long Form prize.
During the awards show in London on Friday (07Mar14), veteran actor Bill Nighy missed out on the Best Voice Performance trophy for his turn in The Hungry Corpse, losing to comedienne Morwenna Banks for Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom.
In the music video category, director Andrew Thomas Huang was honoured for his work on the promo for Before Your Very Eyes by Thom Yorke's supergroup Atoms for Peace.
Actor Bill Nighy is an unlikely contender for a top prize at this year's (14) British Animation Awards. The Love Actually star is nominated for Best Voice Performance for his turn in The Hungry Corpse, a spooky cartoon released last year (13).
He will be up against veteran voice actors Morwenna Banks and Tim Dann for their hit children's TV shows Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom and Compost Corner respectively.
Other animated projects nominated for prizes include the remake of festive TV classic The Snowman, and The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!, which featured the voices of Hugh Grant and Martin Freeman. The films are both up for Best Long Form Animation award.
The winners will be announced in London on 7 March (14).