CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY wins the BAFTA Kids' Vote as best feature film of the year!

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY defeated action-packed blockbusters like STAR WARS: EPISODE III and BATMAN BEGINS, and special effects-filled cartoons like THE INCREDIBLES, to be named by children as this year’s best feature film at the 10th British Academy Children’s Film and Television Awards.

A poll of more than 32,000 children voted Tim Burton’s vision of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, as best film for young people. The award, known as the Bafta Kids’ Vote, is the only category to be decided by a survey of children rather than being voted for by the British Academy. Freddie Highmore, who plays Charlie Bucket, accepted the award; Johnny Depp did not attend the ceremony, but must surely be pleased to hear that CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY holds first place in the hearts of the youngest moviegoers.

The Zone thanks emma for posting the news; you can read accounts from the London Times and the Independent on our News & Views forum.

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