Peter Lord and David Sproxton are the founders of Aardman Animations. Lord has been nominated for three Academy Awards, including the award for Best Animated Feature for the 2012 film The Pirates!, which he directed. Nick Park is the writer, director, and animator who created Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. Park has been nominated for six Academy Awards and has won four. Lord, Sproxton, and Park live in England.