On Sunday 6 June the BAFTA TV Awards were announced, and we were thrilled to see so much fantastic work gaining recognition, including many programmes spearheaded by members of Directors UK.
Once Upon a Time in Iraq, directed by Directors UK member James Bluemel, took home the award for Factual Series. Meanwhile Long Lost Family, by Directors UK members Sally Benton and Rosie Shellenburg, won in the feature category.
The award for Drama Series was presented to Save Me Too, directed by Directors UK members Coky Giedroyc and Jim Loach, while the award for Entertainment Programme went to Life & Rhymes, series directed by Directors UK member Abigail Dankwa.
I May Destroy You, directed by member Sam Miller and Michaela Coel, took home the award for Mini-Series, while The School that Tried to End Racism - created by a production team including Directors UK members – took home the award for Reality and Constructed Factual.
Casualty was successful in the Soap & Continuing Drama category, and is created by a team featuring many talented Directors UK members. Meanwhile, The Surgeon’s Cut - also created by a production team including Directors UK members – took home the award for specialist factual.
Inside No. 9, directed by members Matt Lipsey and Guillem Morales, took home the award for Scripted Comedy. Elsewhere, Directors UK member Xavier Alford saw his work recognized in the Single Documentary category with Locked In: Breaking The Silence taking home the award. Finally, in the Comedy Entertainment Programme category The Big Narstie show, directed by Directors UK member Toby Baker, took home the award.
These awards come after the recent announcement of the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, where we were also thrilled to see members have a successful evening across the categories.