This Sunday 27th April sees the BAFTA Television Craft Awards, honouring those whose contributions often get overlooked when we talk about our favourite TV shows. With the Awards set to be hosted by Stephen Mangan at the Brewery in East London, let’s have a look at the nominees for this year.
Given that last year saw the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who, it’s no surprise that a fair few nominations were related to its programming. The fiftieth anniversary special is nominated for Special, Visual and Graphic Effects, although it does face stiff competition from David Attenborough. Doctor Who at the Proms has a nomination for Entertainment Craft Team, but it’s An Adventure in Space and Time that’s receiving most recognition from the Academy with three nominations: Editing (Fiction); Make-Up and Hair Design; and Costume Design. As always, the latter two categories are dominated by period dramas, with AAISAT up against Downton Abbey, Burton and Taylor, Da Vinci’s Demons, Death Comes to Pemberley and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane.
The Special Award’s past recipients have included the team behind Springwatch and colourist Aiden Farrell. This year, BAFTA are honouring the production team of Strictly Come Dancing. BAFTA's Television Committee Chairman Andrew Newman said that the award “commends the outstanding craftsmanship of the phenomenon that is Strictly Come Dancing, which has set new standards for talent and creativity”. Director Nikki Parsons will accept the award at the ceremony, where she is also nominated for Director (Multi-Camera).
You’ve only got until Tuesday 29th April to get your captions in.