The Lego Movie, The Bigger Picture Win 2015 BAFTAs for Animation
The feature animated Lego film and a daring family portrait won the respective BAFTA Awards for Animation.
The non-Oscar nominated The Lego Movie (Phil Lord, Christopher Miller) had its British revenge by winning the BAFTA for Best Animated Feature.
The CGI feature was up against LAIKA's The Boxtrolls and Disney's Big Hero 6 . Unlike the Academy Awards, BAFTA allows a maximum of three films to compete for the Best Animated Feature award. Left out were Dreamworks (How to Train Your Dragon 2) and Reel Fx (The Book of Life), both of which were nominated in the PGA awards.
In the British Short Animation category, the multi-awarded, mixed -techniques film The Bigger Picture by director Daisy Jacobs (nominated along with Chris Hees and Jennifer Majka) is the second nomination and a daring graduation film from NFTS. The award was given to Daisy Jacobs, Chris Hees (producer) & Jennifer Majka (co-writer).
Two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. Jovial, loving Richard flees as soon as anything practical needs to be done. Dutiful Nick does everything he can for his mother while seething with resentment; and Mother is not going to make it easy for either of them.
The 2014 recipient of the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature was Disney's Frozen. Best animated short award was given to Sleeping with the Fishes (James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa).
See all 2015 EE BAFTA winners.