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Aardman wins at British Animation Awards

8 April 10 21:00 GMT

Aardman, the Oscar-winning company behind Wallace and Gromit, has triumphed at the British Animation Awards (BAA), picking up two trophies.

The studio won the children's choice award for A Matter of Loaf and Death and best children's series for the BBC's Shaun the Sheep.

But it was beaten by Lost and Found in the best animated special category.

The intro to the Beatles Rock Band game was named best commissioned animation at the event at the BFI in London.

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The ceremony, which recognises the best of British and European animation, was hosted by comedian Caroline Mabey.

It saw aristocratic meerkat Aleksandr Orlov's popular advert beaten by the Audi Q5 advert Unboxed in the best commercial director category.

Cadbury Creme Egg Mousetrap won best commercial category, while the public voted for This Way Up, an Oscar-nominated funny film about two undertakers, in the Favourite Short Film category.

Other winners at the ceremony include another Oscar-nominated feature The Secret Of Kells, and Flogging Molly's: Float, which landed the best music video prize.

BAA director Jayne Pilling said British animation was "bursting with talent, ideas and creativity".

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