A Very English Scandal wins three BAFTAs
Two BAFTAs each for Killing Eve and Patrick Melrose
Emma Thomas honoured with the Special Award
London, 28 April 2019: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners of tonight’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes television talent in 2018. The ceremony was hosted by Stephen Mangan at The Brewery, City of London, where presenters included Priyanga Burford, Greg Davies, Mel Giedroyc, Alex Kingston, Malachi Kirby, Bruce Oldfield and Michael Palin.
A Very English Scandal, the drama mini-series based on the Jeremy Thorpe scandal, was successful in three BAFTA categories: Costume Design, Director: Fiction and Editing: Fiction.
Two programmes won two BAFTAs each. Spy drama Killing Eve, starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, was successful in Original Music and Sound: Fiction. Patrick Melrose received the Production Design and Writer: Drama awards.
Following their success at last year’s ceremony, Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper won in Writer: Comedy for This Country.
BAFTA continues to shine a spotlight on the very best emerging talent in the industry with its Breakthrough Talent category, won this year by composer, producer and writer Akemnji Ndifornyen for Famalam.
The award for Entertainment Craft Team was presented to the BBC Studios team for Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, which paid tribute to the victims of war and conflict. The Director: Factual BAFTA was presented to Ben Anthony for Grenfell.
First-time winners included: Barbara Wiltshire in Director: Multi-Camera for Inside No 9 Live: Dead Line; Will Gilbey in Editing: Factual for Bros: After the Screaming Stops; Lindsay McCrae in Photography: Factual for Dynasties: Emperor; and Woo-hyung Kim in Photography & Lighting: Fiction for The Little Drummer Girl.
The Make-Up & Hair Design BAFTA was presented to Vanity Fair. The award for Sound: Factual was won by Later Live…With Jools Holland. Special, Visual & Graphic Effects was won by Troy: Fall of a City, and, for Titles & Graphic Identity, the 2018 Winter Olympics ‘The Fearless are Here’ won the BAFTA.
Script supervisor Emma Thomas was presented with the BAFTA Special Award for her outstanding contribution to the industry. Emma has acted as script supervisor on some of the most cherished television shows including Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, Benidorm, Bad Education, Luther and The Bill. Most recently, Emma was the script supervisor on Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle for BBC Four, a series of monologues that reveal the hopes, desires, achievements, shattered dreams and broken promises of a single fictionalised family over four generations. The award was presented by Greg Davies.
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