The Bake Off singing cakes, Hey Duggee and Shaun the Sheep have all been nominated for the British Animation Awards.

Ethel & Ernest and We're Going on a Bear Hunt have also received nominations for the awards, which will be held on 15 March.

Videos for Elton John and Katie Melua tracks are among those in the running in the music category.

The awards are held every two years and are now into their 22nd year.

The Great British Bake Off's singing cakes animation ran as a trailer ahead of last year's Channel 4 series, and received a mixed reaction from fans.

The advert showed cakes, pastries and breads singing to a rendition of We All Stand Together – originally by Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus.

It's nominated for best animation in a commercial and will face competition from the BBC's The Supporting Act – which was part of its Christmas campaign.

Cold Feet actor John Thomson is nominated for best voice performance for his role in Scream Street: King Niles along with Vera actress, Brenda Blethyn, for her work on Ethel & Ernest, which is based on Raymond Briggs's graphic novel about his parents.

The animation is this year's most nominated film – in the running for four awards – including in the best long form category against We're Going on a Bear Hunt, adapted from Michael Rosen's and Helen Oxenbury's classic children's book.

In the best music video category, Katie Melua's Perfect World, Elton John's Rocket Man and Mr Jukes' Leap of Faith are in the running for honours.

In the best children's series category, Aardman's Shaun the Sheep is nominated, as is The Amazing World of Gumball and Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed.

Fans of CBeebies will be happy – its shows monopolise the pre-school category with nominations for Hey Duggee, Twirlywoos and Sarah & Duck.

Winners will receive an award shaped like a sheep – due to the British Animation Awards' acronym (The BAAs).

A spokesperson for the BAAs said: "Every individual award given out on the night has been created by a different animator and are all unique artworks."

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