Aardman stars at BAAs

Firm picks up four accolades at British Animation Awards, including two for Shaun the Sheep.
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Aardman Animations was a major winner at last week's British Animation Awards, walking away from the ceremony with four of the accolades, two of which were for Shaun the Sheep.

The CBBC show scooped Best Children's Series and the Children's Choice Award. Aardman also took the craft award for The Pearce Sisters and the new media best commissioned animation accolade for The Peculiar Adventures of Hector.

Other winners at the awards - which were held last Thursday (March 13th) at the British Film Institute in London and hosted by comedian Joe Pasquale - included Peter and the Wolf for best animated TV special.

Darren Walsh and Frank Budgen took home two of the three awards in the commercials categories for their work on Sony Bravia's Play-Doh ad (which was produced by Passion Pictures).

"The mix of winners at the 2008 British Animation Awards reflects the continued strength of the British animation scene," said awards director Jayne Pilling. "The diversity of style, technical ingenuity and choice of subject matter reflects the reasons why the UK animation scene continues to thrive."

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