Discussion thread for British Animation Awards. If you would like to add a comment, click the Post Reply button. If the "awards of the same name were handed out beforehand" comment is a bit unclear, it's because I'm not too clear myself. General consensus is that the BAAs were founded in 1996: the BBC article I linked to says so, the official BAA website's archives only go back to 1996, and the BAA DVD series starts with the 1996 winners. But yet I've seen plenty of records of British Animation Awards being handed out as far back as 1988. I'm not entirely clear on who was behind these proto-BAAs, but since not even the official site covers them no-one can hold it against us if we don't either.