BAFTA has announced the winners of the British Academy Television Craft Awards, hosted by Stephen Mangan at The Brewery, in the City of London. Presenters included Russell Tovey, Dawn O'Porter, Anne Reid, James Martin, Meera Syal and Mary Beard.
London 2012 triumphed on the night with three Awards. The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isle Of Wonder won Director: Multi-Camera sponsored by The Farm LA, London 2012 Olympic Games: Super Saturday picked up the Award in the Sound: Factual category and Channel 4 Paralympics was awarded for Digital Creativity sponsored by Brightcove.
Two BAFTAs apiece were also awarded to: Amish: A Secret Life for Editing: Factual sponsored by G-Technology and Photography: Factual; Call the Midwife for Director: Fiction and Make Up & Hair Design sponsored by MAC; and The Fear for Editing: Fiction and Photography & Lighting: Fiction. The Hollow Crown series also picked up two Awards Henry IV being awarded in the Original Music category and Richard II winning Sound: Fiction.
The Academy continues to shine a spotlight on the very best emerging talent in the industry with its Break-Through Talent Award sponsored by Sara Putt Associates, which was won this year by Tim Whitnall, writer of Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story.
Sheena Napier was honoured in the Costume Design category for her work on Parade’s End; Darryl Hammer’s contribution to Hitchcock biopic The Girl, starring Sienna Miller, earned her an Award for Production Design sponsored by The London Studios, whilst Tom Turnbull won in the Visual & Graphic Effects category for his work on epic historical drama, Titanic.
In Entertainment Craft Team sponsored by HotCam Derren Brown: Apocalypse, which convinced one person that the planet had been devastated by a meteorite strike, triumphed over stiff competition from The Diamond Jubliee Concert, Top Gear & The X Factor (Final). Ben Chanan won his first BAFTA in the Director: Factual category for The Plot to Bring Down Britain's Planes.
Introduced for the first time this year, the Writer: Comedy category was won by Julia Davis for period comedy Hunderby, in which she also starred. The Writer: Drama Award was picked up by previous BAFTA-nominee Sally Wainwright for Last Tango in Halifax.
In recognition of his outstanding creative contribution to the industry and his extensive work and accomplishments in his field, the Special Award was presented to multi-camera director, Hamish Hamilton. Bono, Robbie Williams, Usher & Beyonce were amongst those who shared stories and offered their congratulations to Hamish during a tribute package shown at the event.
Exclusive red carpet highlights, backstage interviews with the winners, ceremony highlights and photography will be published, in full, after the ceremony on the Television Craft Awards landing page .
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