The nominations for the British Academy Television Craft Awards in 2016 have been announced.
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NINE NOMINATIONS FOR PLANET EARTH II
SEVEN NOMINATIONS FOR THE CROWN
SIX NOMINATIONS FOR THE NIGHT MANAGER
FIVE NOMINATIONS FOR WAR AND PEACE
BLACK MIRROR AND NATIONAL TREASURE EACH RECEIVE FOUR NOMINATIONS
The nominations for its annual British Academy Television Craft Awards, honouring the very best behind-the-scenes talent working in television across 2016, have been announced. This year’s ceremony will be held at The Brewery, London on Sunday 23 April and will be hosted for the sixth time by Stephen Mangan.
Leading the way with nine nominations is Planet Earth II. The landmark natural history series is nominated in the Editing: Factual, Original Music, Photography: Factual and Sound: Factual categories. Following closely with seven nominations is The Crown, which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
Espionage thriller The Night Manager, adapted from John Le Carré’s novel, receives six nominations. The adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic, War and Peace, receives five nominations and serial drama National Treasure and science fiction anthology series Black Mirror receive four each. The Durrells, based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical Corfu trilogy, and Sherlock: The Abominable Bride receive three nominations.
Fleabag also receives three nominations, including one in Writer: Comedy for Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Waller-Bridge receives a nomination in the Breakthrough Talent category too, for both Fleabag and Crashing. This category is dominated by writers this year, with other nominations going to single drama writers Sarah Quintrell for Ellen and Vinay Patel for Murdered by My Father. Ellen receives a second nomination in this category for director Mahalia Belo.
A number of programmes have two nominations each: Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway; Damilola, Our Loved Boy; Exodus: Our Journey to Europe; Hillsborough; Paralympics 2016; Rillington Place and Strictly Come Dancing.
Other programmes with nominations are: Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle; Attenborough's Story of Life App; Behind Closed Doors; Camping; The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme: Thiepval; David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef; Forces of Nature with Brian Cox; Gender Clinic: Kids on the Edge; Happy Valley; The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - Richard III; Humans; The Last Dragonslayer; The Missing; Mum; Olympic Opening Ceremony 2016; Poldark; The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration; Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2016; Tracey Ullman's Show; Victoria and Wimbledon 2016.
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: Comedy and Writer: Drama.
The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Sunday 23 April, ahead of the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards on Sunday 14 May. Nominations for the Television Awards will be announced at a live press conference on Tuesday 11 April.
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