Wallace & Gromit Wins Bafta Award

Aardman Animations is delighted to announce that its favourite animated duo have won a coveted BAFTA film award for their latest adventures Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death.

Announced last night, Wallace and Gromit beat off stiff competition to pick up the BAFTA Award for best short animation.

The half-hour special has proven to be a huge hit both in the UK and internationally. It was the highest rated show on BBC One when it aired on Christmas Day 2008 and broadcasters around the globe have picked up the half-hour special including ABC TV Australia, M6 France, Super RTL Germany, YLE Finland, NRK Norway, Zapp Netherlands and SVT Sweden.

The special which was written and directed by Nick Park reunited Nick with writer Bob Baker who co-wrote both The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave.

To watch a post-award interview with Nick Park, Bob Baker and Steve Pegram visit the Bafta website:,657,BA.html