So Awkward wins at Children's BAFTAs

Monday 26th November 2018, 11:10am

So Awkward. Image shows from L to R: Jas Salford (Ameerah Falzon-Ojo), Matt Furnish (Jamie Flatters), Lily Hampton (Cleo Demetriou), Ollie Coulton (Archie Lyndhurst), Martha Fitzgerald (Sophia Dall'Aglio). Copyright: Channel X North.

The winners of the Children's BAFTAs 2018 have been announced.

So Awkward, a CBBC sitcom about three bright school girls, won in the Comedy category. It was shortlisted alongside The Amazing World Of Gumball, the David Walliams one-off comedy drama Grandpa's Great Escape, and sketch show Horrible Histories.

The fourth series of So Awkward has just finished on television, with a fifth series already commissioned for broadcast in 2019. The sitcom's creator Julie Bower recently spoke on the Sitcom Geeks podcast about working on the format.

Paddington 2. Copyright: Heyday Films.

In the movie category, Paddington 2 was named best Feature Film, beating international blockbusters Coco, The Greatest Showman and Incredibles 2.

The British film, released last November, picked up near-universal glowing reviews. As recently reported, a third Paddington film is now being planned.

Grandpa's Great Escape. Grandpa (Tom Courtenay). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

The Performer category - which featured The Dumping Ground's Annabelle Davis, Horrible Histories actor Tom Stourton, and Jennifer Saunders for her role as Miss Dandy in Grandpa's Great Escape - was won by Tom Courtenay, for his role as Grandpa in the same BBC One comedy drama.

Elsewhere in the awards CBeebies was named best channel and Justin Fletcher was named Best Presenter for his show Something Special. Full results

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