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Craft Winners Announced

11 May 2008
Director Fiction, John Crowley for Boy A (BAFTA / Richard Kendal).

The winners of the British Academy Television Craft Awards have been announced at a ceremony in The Dorchester, London.

Today, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, held at the Dorchester on Park Lane. Imelda Staunton, Greg Wise, Phil Davies, James Purefoy, Alan Parker and James Corden were just some of the stars who turned out to celebrate the unsung heroes behind the camera at this year’s glittering ceremony, now in its ninth year. The evening was hosted by Claudia Winkleman.

It was a hat trick for Channel 4’s unsettling drama Boy A, bringing victory to John Crowley in the Director Fiction/Entertainment category, to Lucia Zucchetti for Editing Fiction/Entertainment and to Rob Hardy for Photography & Lighting Fiction/Entertainment. Cranford notched up two wins; one in the Sound Fiction/Entertainment category and one for Donal Woods for his impeccable recreation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s 19th century Cheshire town Cranford, in Production Design.

Three other costume dramas claimed victory this year, with Morna Ferguson and Lorraine Glynn collecting the Make Up & Hair Design BAFTA for their work on My Boy Jack, while Amy Roberts won the Costume Design category for Oliver Twist and Capturing Mary brought BAFTA glory to Adrian Johnston for his Original Television Music.

In the Factual arena, China’s Stolen Children added another two BAFTA’s to its win at the Television Awards, with Jezza Neumann collecting the BAFTA for both Director Factual and Break-through Talent for almost single-handedly directing, editing, filming and sound-recording his brave undercover investigation into the theft of children, a by-product of China’s one child policy. Editing Factual went to Folko Boermans for Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives which followed the lead singer of US rock band Eels on his journey of discovery across America. Photography Factual was won by Wayne Derrick for Tribe (Nenets) and War Oratorio, which explored the horror and pity of conflict through song, music and stark documentary footage was victorious in the Sound Factual category.

Interactive Creative Contribution was won by Skins, Interactive Innovation - Content went to Spooks Interactive (which also won the Interactivity category at the Television Awards), while the BBC’s iplayer collected the BAFTA for Interactive Innovation – Service/Platform.

Dr Who’s Steven Moffat claimed victory in the Writer category, Tal Rosner won Titles for Skins and Fight For Life saw Jellyfish Pictures triumph in the Visual Effects category.

This year’s Special Award honoured writing duo David Croft and Jimmy Perry whose slate of work is testament to their extraordinary creative contribution to television. Their credits include such classics as Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and Hi-de-Hi!

The British Academy Television Craft Awards have attracted a record number of sponsors this year, including Sony Pictures Television International for Director Fiction/Entertainment, Media City:UK for Breakthrough Talent, Pepper Post Production for Editing Fiction/Entertainment, Men-From-Mars for Production Design, Munro Accoustics for Sound Fiction/Entertainment and Hotcam for Photography & Lighting Fiction & Entertainment.

TV CRAFT 08: Winners Press Release (62.4 KB)

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For further information on this year’s event please contact:

Deborah Goodman @ DGPR
Tel: 0208 959 9980 / 07958 611218 Fax: 0208 959 7875
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