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2017 BAFTA Nominations Announced

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Awards season is back with a bang, and in terms of animation we’ve already seen Zootropolis (Zootopia for our friends in America) scoop the Golden Globe.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have unveiled the contenders for the 2017 BAFTA awards. As ever here on Skwigly we don’t really care about which actor or actress gets what, we’re just interested in those hard working ladies and gents that have been slaving away to produce the very best animation and visual effects of the past year to shine the spotlight on those guys.

As regular readers know we like to do a little poll to see what you’d like to vote for in the BAFTA awards. Last year you correctly guessed Inside Out and Star Wars: The Force Awakens would walk away with awards for Animated Feature and Special Visual Effects respectively whilst Nina Gantz Edmond won the BAFTA for British Short Animation, a third consecutive win for the NFTS.  With two more NFTS films (The Alan Dimension and A Love Story) in the running the odds are stacking in favour of their run of luck continuing. It’s a good year for American films, especially Disney who find themselves up against themselves with Moana and Zootropolis taking on sister studio Pixar with Finding Dory and sole stop motion entry Kubo and the Two Strings from Laika. Who do you think will win this year? Vote in our poll below and lets see if your right when the awards ceremony takes place on Sunday 12 February at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Here are the nominations for the 2017 BAFTA awards. You’ll also find links to interviews and Skwigly content from the directors if you want to discover more.


Finding Dory 

Andrew Stanton

Kubo and the Two Strings 

Travis Knight


Ron Clements, John Musker


Byron Howard, Rich Moore

Who do you want to see winning for Best Animated Film?

  • Kubo and the Two Strings (62%)
  • Zootropolis (26%)
  • Moana (10%)
  • Finding Dory (3%)
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The Alan Dimension 

Jac Clinch, Jonathan Harbottle, Millie Marsh

A Love Story

Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King


Jennifer Zheng


Who do you want to see winning for Best British Short Animation?

  • THE Alan Dimension (50%)
  • A Love Story (36%)
  • Tough (14%)
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Louis Morin

Doctor Strange
Richard Bluff, Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Tim Burke, Pablo Grillo, Christian Manz, David Watkins

The Jungle Book
Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Neil Corbould, Hal Hickel, Mohen Leo, John Knoll, Nigel Sumner

Who do you want to see winning for Best Visual Effects?

  • The Jungle Book (26%)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (26%)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (21%)
  • Doctor Strange (16%)
  • Arrival (11%)
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