Oscar nominee Room on the Broom wins British Animation Award

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Animated film Room on the Broom has won a prize at the British Animation Awards in London, less than a week after losing out at the Academy Awards.

It beat Aardman Animations' Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists and The Snowman and the Snowdog to the best long form prize.

Comic actress Morwenna Banks won for her voice work on Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, beating Bill Nighy.

Children's shows Peppa Pig and Baby Jake also collected trophies.

Peppa Pig won the best pre-school animation award for the episode Mr Bull in a China Shop, while Baby Jake won the best mixed media children's category.

Cartoon Network series The Amazing World of Gumball was a double winner on the night, including the children's choice award.

In the music video category, Andrew Thomas Huang emerged triumphant with his work for Before Your Very Eyes by Atoms of Peace, depicting a shifting desert landscape.

A number of awards for animation in commercials were handed out, with TV adverts for Talk Talk and an RSPB campaign Vote for Nature being picked out for recognition.

The Talk Talk advert collected another honour in the people's choice categories, which were determined by the public at a series of screenings around the UK.

British Animation Awards director Jayne Pilling said: "We never ceased to be amazed by the astonishing strength and depth of the animation industry in this country and 2014 is no different.

"We would like to congratulate all our worthy winners for once again pushing the boundaries of art, technology and innovation," she added.

The British Animation Awards ceremony, held at London's South Bank, celebrated the best work from homegrown animators over the past two years.

The awards take place every two years.

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