Animation award season is upon us, and it’s turning out to be wildly unpredictable this year. Yesterday Anomalisa made a strong statement by receiving four nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards, marking just the second time in the award’s 31-year-history that they’ve recognized an animated film.

Equally notable, last Sunday at the BAFTA Children’s Awards in London, the feature film prize was presented to Paddington, which beat out last year’s Oscar winner, Big Hero 6, along with two of this year’s contenders — Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep Movie and Pixar’s Inside Out. The award even seemed to surprise Paddington director Paul King, who said, “The idea of winning an award against Pixar is a bit ridiculous, but very flattering and very lovely.”

The Children’s Vote for feature went to Illumination’s Minions. The bright yellow dumplings prevailed in the children’s vote against Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, Cinderella, Home, Inside Out, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Paddington, Shaun the Sheep Movie, and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

The Amazing World of Gumball won the BAFTA Children’s animation category, while Gravity Falls, which is ending after two seasons, took the international prize.

A complete list of 2015 BAFTA Children’s Awards winners is below:

The Amazing World of Gumball
Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell

BAFTA Kids’ Vote – Film

BAFTA Kids’ Vote – Game

BAFTA Kids’ Vote – Television
The Next Step

Channel of the Year

Anna Perowne, Vanessa Amberleigh, Simon Brown

Katie Morag
Production team

Martin Williams-Neale, Geoff Coward, Jon Hancock

I Am Leo (My Life)
Phil Niland, Cat Lewis, Lyndsay Rowan

Feature Film
Paul King, David Heyman

Development team

Independent Production
Somethin’ Else

Interactive: Adapted
The Dumping Ground: You’re the Boss
Development team

Interactive: Original in 2015
Svetlana Dragayeva, Martin Percy, Joanna Fogler

Gravity Falls
Production Team

Learning – Primary
My Life, My Religion
Dawn Langan

Learning – Secondary
Poetry: Between the Lines
Production Team

Jessica Ransom
Horrible Histories

Pre-School Animation
The Clangers
Production Team

Pre-School Live Action
Old Jack’s Boat
Paul Shuttleworth, Dermot Canterbury, Bernard Cribbins

Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes
Sam & Mark’s Big Christmas Wind Up

Short Form
Cameron Fraser, Neil Jack, Bob Last

Special Award
Jocelyn Stevenson

Guy Burt
Harriet’s Army

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