Netflix animated film ‘Klaus’ wins BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature

Sergio Pablos’s Klaus has won the British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for best-animated feature. The awards were presented on 2nd February in London at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Netflix-produced feature was up against Walt Disney Animation Studios’s Frozen 2, Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4, and Aardman Animation’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.

It’s the second major win in a row for Klaus, which dominated last weekend at ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards, picking up seven awards including best-animated feature.

The award for visual effects was presented to 1917, the night’s big winner, which took home a total of seven awards, including best film. Other nominees in the VFX category were Avengers: Endgame, The Irishman, The Lion King, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

On the animated short side, Maryam Mohajer’s Iran-set family comedy Grandad was a Romantic won the prize. The other nominees in the category, which is open only to British shorts, were The Magic Boat and In Her Boots.


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