Apple Original ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ Wins BAFTA Award
February 20, 2023
Apple Original Films’ Academy Award nominee The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse won the BAFTA Award for Best British Short Animation.
The winners of the 2023 EE British Academy Film Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall on Feb. 19.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, based on the book by Charlie Mackesy, follows the unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse traveling together in the boy’s search for home. The film, featuring Mackesy’s distinctive illustrations brought to life in full color with hand-drawn animation, stars BAFTA Award winner Tom Hollander as The Mole, SAG Award winner Idris Elba as The Fox, Golden Globe Award winner Gabriel Byrne as The Horse, and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll as The Boy.
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The film was also recently honored with an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film, seven Annie Award nominations and an NAACP Image Awards nod for Outstanding Short Form (Animated) film.