It’s Harry Potter v Harry Potter at this year’s Children’s Baftas

Deathly Hallows parts 1 and 2 up against one another at youth awards ceremony


Harry Potter will go head to head with himself at this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards, as both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows have earned nominations in the best film category.


But could the presence of both instalments split the vote and hand the award to another picture? Among the films going up against Potter will be Kung Fu Panda 2, Disney’s Tangled and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, all of which are big titles with plenty of fans.

Elsewhere, Jamie Oliver has earned his first Children’s Bafta nomination for his Channel 4 series Jamie’s Dream School in the Learning – Secondary category.

Peppa Pig receives its tenth nomination to date, going up against Little Princess, Rastamouse and Octonauts in the pre-school animation category, with voice artist Harley Bird up for a best performer gong for her portrayal of the porcine children’s favourite.

And Horrible Histories, which scooped three Baftas last year, has been nominated in four separate shortlists at the Children’s ceremony – the performer, writer, TV and Kids’ Vote categories.

Youngsters will have the chance to have their say at this year’s awards through the Bafta Kids’ Vote, which opens today and allows those aged 7-14 to vote on a wide range of entertainment media. Winners in each category of the youth vote will have their award presented by pop band JLS.


You can see the full list of nominations here. Hosted by Blue Peter’s Barney Harwood, the ceremony will take place on Sunday 27 November at the London Hilton.