Paddington Bear is voted nation's favourite ever animated character; Gruffalo's Child, Ben & Holly also win.
Shortlist includes Bagpuss, Postman Pat, Paddington, Peppa Pig and Wallace and Gromit among others.
Aardman Animations scoops two at the eighth awards ceremony held at the BFI Southbank.
Aardman gets two nominations, while Chapman receives two.
Closing date is November 30th 2009 for UK's most prestigious accolades in animation production.
Firm picks up four accolades at British Animation Awards, including two for Shaun the Sheep.
Aardman leading the way for nominations at the British Animation Awards.