‘Lego Movie’ Wins Best Feature Film At BAFTA Children’s Awards

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The LEGO Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, picked up the feature film prize at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Children’s Awards. The awards were presented tonight at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.

LEGO Movie competed against Frozen, Maleficent, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Due to the submission period for the BAFTA Children’s Awards, the category doesn’t necessarily reflect the films that will be in contention at other award ceremonies later in the season.

The LEGO Movie winning the BAFTA Children's Award. Photo by Mark Ward.

The LEGO Movie winning the BAFTA Children’s Award. Photo by Mark Ward.

The previous winner in the BAFTA children’s feature film category was Life of Pi. At the main BAFTA Awards earlier this year, Frozen won the animated feature award.

Other prizes went to Shaun the Sheep (Animation), Adventure Time (International), Cartoon Network (Channel of the Year), Sarah & Duck (Preschool Animation) and Mario Kart 8 (Game). A complete list of winners can be found on BAFTA’s website.


  • Kris Åsard

    Well deserved!

  • Toonio

    Rooting for the Lego Movie but Di$ney is rigging everything despite of being obliterated by the Mokinjay. *sees arrow flying towards president Catmull.

    • Tim Tran

      What do u mean obliterated? What movie beats Hunger Games? Big Hero 6 only dropped 42%, which isn’t that bad. And its the fastest earning Disney animated film behind Frozen. AND it hasn’t even opened in big markets yet.

  • Cheese

    Upcoming news…maybe.

    1. The Lego Movie wins the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Picture.

    2. The Lego Movie wins the People’s Choice Award for Best Animated Picture.

    3. The Lego Movie wins the Producers Guild Award for Best Animated Picture.

    4. The Lego Movie wins the Annie Award for Best Animated Picture.

    5. The Lego Movie wins the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Picture.

    DRUMROLL!

    6. The Lego Movie wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Picture.

    I understand that it has to deal with HTTYD2, but this movie earned twice more positive reviews. Plus, it has a lesson about “inspiration.”

    • Raspyberry

      It has been far too long since WBA struck gold with a theatrical feature and I’m still awestruck by how well Miller and Lord actually pulled this off.

      At the very least, one of those awards will be under its belt even if the Oscar goes to another.

  • Mister Twister

    That’s hardly surprising.

  • GW

    I didn’t care as much as most people did for The Lego Movie. Its humor wasn’t very clever for the most part and the self conscious dialogue didn’t do much for me. I’d give it a 6 out of ten.

    The other two movies I saw, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and The Boxtrolls were a little bit better and I’ve give them both 7 out of ten. They have their own problems though. Dragon’s plot meanders and The Boxtrolls doesn’t have the most thought out story.

    Out of the three I’ve seen, The Boxtrolls is my favorite.

  • Ted

    Nobody doesn’t like this movie – it’s backlash-proof! Congrats on winning the “Bafta” (whatever the heck that is) – and now it’s on to Hollywood where the real (and fake) awards are given!