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Winners announced: British Academy Television Craft Awards

24 May 2021
  • Small Axe wins five BAFTAs
  • Three BAFTAs for I May Destroy You
  • Lee Miller – A Life on the Front Line and His Dark Materials receive two BAFTAs each

View the list of winners here

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the winners of tonight’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes television talent of 2020. The ceremony, broadcast on BAFTA’s YouTube and Facebook channels, was hosted by Gbemisola Ikumelo, co-written by Ikumelo and Akemnji Ndifornyen, and featured guest presenters including Annie Wallace, Ellen Thomas, Nathaniel Martello-White, Tony Robinson, Max Harwood and Mawaan Rizwan.

Small Axe, the drama mini-series about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s was successful in five categories: JoJo Williams for Make Up & Hair Design; Jacqueline Durran for Costume Design; Helen Scott for Production Design; Shabier Kirchner for Photography & Lighting: Fiction; and Gary Davy for Scripted Casting.

I May Destroy You, the drama series featuring a woman who seeks to rebuild her life after a sexual assault, saw Michaela Coel and Sam Miller win in Director: Fiction, with Michaela Coel also collecting the award for Writer: Drama and the Editing Team winning Editing: Fiction.

His Dark Materials, the drama based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy of novels, received two awards: Jon Thomas, Gareth Bull, James Ridgway, Dillon Bennett, Eilam Hoffman and James Drake won Sound: Fiction and Russell Dodgson, James Whitlam, Jean-Clement Soret, Robert Harrington, Dan May and Brian Fisher won Special, Visual & Graphic Effects.

Lee Miller – A Life on the Front Line, which follows the story of a model-turned-war reporter, won Editing: Factual for Claire Guillon and Director: Factual for first-time winner Teresa Griffiths.

BAFTA continues to shine a spotlight on the very best emerging talent in the industry with the Emerging Talent: Fiction category, won this year by Georgi Banks-Davies for her directorial debut, I Hate Suzie. Emerging Talent: Factual saw another first-time director Marian Mohamed win for Defending Digga D.

Other first-time winners included: Marcus Viner, Director: Multi-Camera for ENO’s Drive & Live: La bohème; Harry Escott, Original Music for Roadkill; and Sophie Willan, Writer: Comedy for Alma’s Not Normal.

The award for Entertainment Craft Team was presented to Mark Busk-Cowley, Roy Callow, Steve Kruger, Andy Milligan, James Tinsley and Mathieu Weekes for I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

The award for Sound: Factual was won by Nick Fry, Steve Speed, James Evans and Hugh Dwan for Formula 1: Drive to Survive. The award for Photography: Factual was awarded to Johnny Shipley, Drone Camera Team and John Livesey for The Great Mountain Sheep Gather. Titles & Graphic Identity was won by Nic Benns and Miki Kato for Fear City: New York vs The Mafia.


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BAFTA is supported by official partners to the British Academy Television Craft Awards (Mad Dog 2020 Casting, Adobe, 3 Mills Studios, The Farm, Hotcam, Microsoft, Sara Putt Associates, ScreenSkills (High End Television Skills Fund) and Spotlight).

The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards take place on Sunday 6 June on BBC One from 19.00 BST.  


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