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Nominations Announced for the British Academy Television Craft Awards in 2016

22 March 2016
Event: British Academy Television Craft AwardsDate: Sunday 26 April 2015Venue: The BreweryHost: Stephen Mangan-Area: CEREMONYBAFTA/Stephen Butler

The nominations for the British Academy Television Craft Awards in 2016 have been announced. See the nominations list in full >


We have today 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 24 April and will be hosted for the fifth time by Stephen Mangan.

Leading the way with six nominations is Wolf Hall. The historical drama, which chronicles the rise of Mark Rylance’s Thomas Cromwell, is nominated in the Costume Design, Editing: Fiction, Make-up & Hair Design, Photography & Lighting: Fiction, Sound: Fiction and Writer: Drama categories. Following closely with four nominations are: Fortitude, the Arctic-set psychological thriller; magical fantasy Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and espionage drama London Spy.

The Sound of Music Live!, adapted from the famous musical theatre production and filmed live in a studio, receives three nominations, as does This is England ’90, the final chapter in Shane Meadows’ spin-off from his 2006 film of the same name.

A number of programmes have two nominations each: An Inspector Calls; Charlie Hebdo: Three Days That Shook Paris; The Dresser; Doctor Foster; Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough; Humans; The Hunt; The Last Kingdom; Luther; The Murder Detectives and Poldark.

Catastrophe also receives two nominations, including one in Writer: Comedy for Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan who also star in the show. The category is dominated by writer-performers with other nominations going to Julia Davis and Barunka O'Shaughnessy for Hunderby and Peter Kay, Paul Coleman and Sian Gibson for Peter Kay’s Car Share. Completing the category are Sam Bain and Jessie Armstrong, nominated for the last series of long-running sitcom Peep Show.

Other programmes with nominations are: A League of their Own; Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway; The Apprentice; Big Cats: An Amazing Animal Family; Broadchurch; Chewing Gum; The Children Who Beat Ebola; Coronation Street; Cucumber; The Detectives; Dickensian; Doctor Who; The Enfield Haunting; The Frankenstein Chronicles; Fungus the Bogeyman; Handmade: Metal; I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!; Inside No. 9 - The 12 Days of Christine; La Traviata: Love, Death and Divas; The Last Hours of Laura K; Murder in Successville; Muslim Drag Queens; My Son The Jihadi; The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone; Not Safe for Work; Penny Dreadful; Professor Green: Suicide and Me; Rugby World Cup Final: New Zealand v Australia; Strictly Come Dancing; Thunderbirds Are Go; Two Billion Miles and VE Day 70: The Nation Remembers.

BAFTA has announced that industry-renowned casting director Nina Gold will receive the Special Award at the ceremony. Gold is being recognised for her extensive work across a diverse range of productions, including Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall, London Spy and The Fall. It is the first time the Special Award has been presented to a casting director.

The British Academy Television Craft Awards recognises skills across 20 different categories: Breakthrough Talent; Costume Design; Digital Creativity; Director: Factual; Director: Fiction; Director: Multi-Camera; Editing: Factual; Editing: Fiction; Entertainment Craft Team; Make-up and Hair Design; Original Music; Photography: Factual; Photography & Lighting: Fiction; Production Design; Sound: Factual; Sound: Fiction; Special, Visual & Graphic Effects; Titles & Graphic Identity; Writer: Drama; and Writer: Comedy.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony on 24 April ahead of the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards on Sunday 8 May. Nominations for the Television Awards will be announced at a live press conference on Wednesday 30 March.

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