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“Brave,” “Life of Pi” and “The Making of Longbird” Win BAFTA Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts presented their awards today in London. Pixar’s Brave took home the BAFTA award for Best Animated Film; it was up against ParaNorman and Frankenweenie.

Interesting note: Brenda Chapman, the original director of Brave, accepted the award with the film’s second director, Mark Andrews:

Life of Pi was the winner in the category of Special Visual Effects.

The award for Best Animated Short went to The Making Of Longbird, a mockumentary by Will Anderson, 23, produced at the Edinburgh College of Art. Ainslie Henderson (I Am Tom Moody), who co-wrote the film, shared the award with Anderson. This is the trailer for the short:

  • Anthony Strand

    I assume Chapman will accept the Oscar too, if the movie wins. Her name is listed in the nomination (and on the film, for that matter.)

  • ECA Student

    I’m on the animation course at the Edinburgh College of Art, Will and Ainslie have really raised the bar over here!

  • greg manwaring

    Oh, now that is wonderful news!! Congrats to Brenda, Mark and the team!! Glad to see her getting her just dues!

  • Yoram Benz

    Great to see them making good on Brenda Chapman’s involvement!

  • Kirk Wise

    Go Brenda! Much deserved and long overdue kudos to one of the most talented natural storytellers I’ve ever had the privilege to know.

  • Interesting that the British Pirates Band of Misfits wasn’t nominated, it has an American Oscar nomination. Congrats to Chapman and Andrews for the win.

  • NoJoke!

    Glad to see them do the right thing and have Brenda on stage with the other director, given she created the movie! Way to go!