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Potter sequel works Bafta magic
Harry Potter star Emma Watson
Harry Potter star Emma Watson saw her film win an award
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has been named most popular film in the British Academy Children's Film and Television Awards.

The second film based on JK Rowling's best-selling books won ahead of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

BBC news correspondent Rageh Omaar and singer Kym Marsh were among those who presented awards at the ceremony.

The Harry Potter film was voted for by thousands of children from across the country in the Lego/Bafta Kids' Vote.

But the separate Best Feature Film category was won by Whale Rider by New Zealander Niki Caro, despite Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets also being nominated

Repeat success

Blue Peter front man Matt Baker celebrated his second successive Bafta for Best Presenter while the programme's Launch of the Tanzania Water Appeal scooped best Factual Programme.

Bob the Builder - A Christmas To Remember was judged Best Animation.

A special award was presented to S4C animation guru Chris Grace for his "outstanding creative contribution" to children's programmes over the last 30 years.

His work includes Super Ted and The Miracle Maker.

The awards ceremony, now in its eighth year was hosted by CBBC presenter Fearne Cotton at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

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