Odd Squad, Creeped Out claim BAFTA children’s prizes

Sinking Ship's Odd Squad won the international live action category at Sunday night's British Academy Children's Awards, while WildBrain copro Creeped Out won best drama.
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Odd Squad and U.K./Canada coproduction Creeped Out were among the winners at Sunday night’s British Academy Children’s Awards.

The ceremony, which is part of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs), took place last night in London, U.K.

Odd Squad, which has become a permanent fixture at high-profile children’s awards in recent years, won the International Live Action category ahead of Andi Mack (Disney Channel) and Malibu Rescue (Netflix). Produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and Fred Rogers Productions, the series airs on TVO in Canada, PBS in the U.S. and CBBC in the U.K. The wins come seven months after Odd Squad claimed three awards at the 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series.

Meanwhile, Creeped Out, a coproduction between WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) and CBBC, won the drama category, besting The Athena (Sky Kids), The Dumping Ground (CBBC) and The Worst Witch (ZDF Enterprises/CBBC/Netflix). Created by U.K. screenwriters Bede Blake and Rob Butler, the drama anthology airs on Family Channel in Canada and CBBC in the U.K. 

In addition, Netflix original series HILDA won the animation category. The coproduction from Silvergate Media and Ottawa-based Mercury Filmworks was victorious in the category ahead of The Amazing World of GumballDanger Mouse and The Demon’s Head.