The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for its annual British Academy Television Craft Awards, honouring the very best behind-the-scenes talent working in television. This year’s ceremony will be held at The Brewery, London on Sunday 22 April and will be hosted by Stephen Mangan.
The second series of Netflix drama The Crown has been nominated in seven categories: Costume Design, Editing: Fiction, Photography & Lighting: Fiction, Production Design, Sound: Fiction and Special, Visual & Graphic Effects; as well as a Writer: Drama nomination for Peter Morgan.
Taboo has received six nominations including Costume Design, Make Up & Hair Design, Original Music, Photography & Lighting: Fiction, Sound: Fiction and Special, Visual & Graphic Effects.
Charlie Brooker has been nominated in the Writer: Drama category for the anthology series Black Mirror, which has also received four further nominations in the categories of Photography and Lighting: Fiction, Production Design, Sound: Fiction and Special, Visual & Graphic Effects.
Blue Planet II, which returned to the BBC after 16 years, also receives five nominations: two for Editing: Factual, and one each for Photography: Factual, Sound: Factual and Titles & Graphic Identity.
Other nominees in the Writer: Drama category are Steven Knight for Peaky Blinders, and Nicole Taylor for Three Girls. Peaky Blinders receives a further four nominations in Costume Design, Editing: Fiction, Make Up & Hair Design and Sound: Fiction; and Three Girls is also nominated in the Director: Fiction and Editing: Fiction categories.
BAFTA Breakthrough Brits Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper receive two nominations for their debut series This Country in the Breakthrough Talent and Writer: Comedy categories.
The remaining Writer: Comedy nominations go to Paul Coleman, Peter Kay and Sian Gibson for Peter Kay’s Car Share; Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney for Catastrophe, and Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith for Inside No. 9.
Also being recognised in this year’s Breakthrough Talent category are Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty, the director and writer / producer behind Arena, American Epic: The Sessions. Charlotte Wolf, who wrote her breakthrough script for the long-running series Inspector George Gently; and Tom Pursey, who directed and produced his breakthrough documentary, Cancer: My Online Diary, commissioned by Channel 4’s First Cut, complete the category.
World War One Remembered: Passchendaele has been nominated in three categories. Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me, David Bowie: the Last Five Years, Game of Thrones, Strictly Come Dancing and Top of the Lake: China Girl all receive two nominations each.
Other nominated programmes include Against the Law, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Born Free: Saving Russia’s Whales, Catching a Killer, Detectives: Murder on the Streets, Detectorists, Drugsland: Heroin Love Story, Emerald City, Gunpowder, Have I Got News for You, Howards End, King Charles III, Storyville – Last Men in Aleppo, Line of Duty, Little Boy Blue, Louis Theroux: Dark States, Mountain: Life at the Extreme, One Love Manchester, Sherlock, SS-GB, The Fight for Mosul (Dispatches), The Grand Tour, The Miniaturist, The Real Full Monty, The State, The Voice UK and Wild Alaska Live.
For the first time, the British Academy Television Craft Awards will be live streamed on Twitter and YouTube.
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