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British Academy Television and Television Craft Awards: Key Dates Announced

Key dates announced for the British Academy Television and Television Craft Awards.

Benedict Cumberbatch & Matt Smith at the Television Awards in 2012.

  • Television Awards Ceremony: 18 May
  • Television Craft Awards Ceremony: 27 April

London, 7 March 2014: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) today announced the key dates for this year’s British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards. The ceremonies will take place on Sunday 18 May at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Sunday 27 April at The Brewery, in the City of London, respectively.

BAFTA’s Television and Television Craft Awards are presented annually to recognise, honour and reward individuals for outstanding achievement in television and television craft.

The award categories across the two ceremonies reflect the wealth and diversity of British television. At the Television Craft Awards, these include multiple categories for Writer, Director and Editing alongside those for Costume Design, Special, Visual & Graphic Effects and Make Up & Hair Design; at the Television Awards, these include Drama Series, Comedy & Comedy Entertainment Programme, Current Affairs and Reality & Constructed Factual.

BAFTA also recognises individuals’ contribution to the television industry with a number of non-competitive awards that are in the gift of the Academy. This year, these will include a Fellowship and a Special Award presented at the Television Awards and a Special Award presented at the Television Craft Awards.

Key Dates

Thursday 20 March

Television Craft Awards: Special Award recipient announced

Monday 24 March

Television Craft Awards: Nominations announced

Monday 7 April

Television Awards: Nominations announced

Thursday 24 April

Joint Television and Television Craft Nominees Party

Sunday 27 April

Television Craft Awards ceremony, The Brewery, City of London

Sunday 18 May

Television Awards ceremony, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Media Accreditation

  • Red carpet media accreditation for the Television Craft Awards opens on 24 March.
  • Red carpet media accreditation for the Television Awards opens on 7 April.

Press Inquiries

For further information:
Dan Maynard | +44 203 003 6649 |

For media enquiries:
Amy Dowd | +44 203 003 6552 |

For accreditation:
Nick Baxter | +44 203 003 6658 |


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round, international programme of learning events and initiatives that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, TV and games production, visit . For more information, visit .