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TV Craft Winners in 2009

17 May 2009
The British Academy Television Craft Awards in 2009 (BAFTA / Richard Kendal).BAFTA / Richard Kendal

The winners of the British Academy Television Craft Awards in 2009 have been announced at a ceremony in the London Hilton Hotel on Sunday 17 May.

Wallander leads the way, with four BAFTA wins

It’s a double victory for Doctor Who and The Fallen

Aardman Animations receives the Special Award

Today, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winners of this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, held at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. Stephen Fry, Marc Warren, Jodie Whittaker, Jaime Winstone, Claire Foy, Max Beasley and Philip Glennister were just some of the stars who turned out to celebrate the heroes behind the camera at this year’s glittering ceremony, now celebrating its tenth anniversary as a stand-alone ceremony. The evening was hosted by Alexander Armstrong.

Following its recent success in the Drama Series category at the Television Awards, the big winner of the evening was Kenneth Branagh’s Wallander which was victorious in four categories; Original Television Music, Photography and Lighting: Fiction/Entertainment, Production Design and Sound Fiction/Entertainment. Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winner Anthony Dod Mantle wins for Wallander in the Cinematography category.

Doctor Who won two BAFTAs for Editing: Fiction/Entertainment and Visual Effects while the other double winner was The Fallen; this single documentary which personally chronicled the 300 British troops who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last eight years, brought victory to Morgan Matthews in the Director Factual category and also triumphed in Editing Factual.

The Break-Through Talent category this year went to Daniel Vernon, the producer and director of the Wonderland single documentary The Man Who Eats Badgers (And Other Strange Tales From Bodmin Moor); a recent graduate of the National Film & Television School, this surprising, funny and moving first full-length documentary, hailed the arrival of an exceptional new documentary talent.

This year’s Special Award honoured Aardman Animations Ltd, the multi-award-winning animation studio behind such successes as Creature Comforts, A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, Chicken Run, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and A Matter of Loaf and Death.

The Writer category was claimed by Peter Moffat for Criminal Justice which won the Drama Serial BAFTA at the Television Awards last month, while Rowan Joffe claimed the BAFTA for Director Fiction/Entertainment for The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall. Costume Design went to Michele Clapton for The Devil’s Whore while Make-up & Hair Design went to Christine Walmesley-Cotham for Miss Austen Regrets. In the factual categories, A History of Scotland won in the Photography Factual category while Ross Kemp In Afghanistan received the coveted BAFTA for Sound Factual. The Titles category went to BBC Sport for Olympics 2008.

Charlie Brooker’s Dead Set was victorious in the Interactive Creative Contribution category for its viral horror set in the Big Brother house which drove 1.6m viewers to the show’s first airing, while Mi Vida Loca: Real Spanish, Real Drama triumphed in Interactive Innovation - Service Platform; this BBC Languages’ Spanish language resource offered a very creative means of learning Spanish by following and participating in its online interactive mystery series.

Backstage interviews with all the winners, clips of the nominated programmes and all the latest images from the night’s events will be online at bafta.org/awards/television-craft

TV Craft Awards - Winners List (162.7 KB) - pdf

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. For further information visit www.bafta.org

For further information on this year’s event please contact:
Deborah Goodman @ DGPR
Tel: 0208 959 9980 / 07958 611218 Fax: 0208 959 7875
Email: publicity@dgpr.co.uk

TV Craft Awards - Winners Press Release (130 KB)