Published on: 30 March 2022 in Industry

2022 BAFTA TV and BAFTA TV Craft Award nominations announced

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The nominations for the 2022 BAFTA TV and BAFTA TV Craft Awards were announced on Wednesday, with Directors UK members seeing their work recognized in all three directing categories.

In the Directing: Fiction category, Lewis Arnold is nominated for TimePeter Hoar is nominated for It’s A SinMarc Munden is nominated for Help and Will Sharpe is nominated for Landscapers.

In the Directing: Factual category, Arthur Cary is nominated for Surviving 9/11James W Newton is nominated for Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles and James Newton is nominated for Grenfell: The Untold Story, while Jamie Roberts is nominated for Four Hours at the Capital.

Meanwhile, in the Directing: Multi-Camera category, Matthew Griffiths is nominated for Six Nations Rugby: Wales V EnglandNikki Parsons is nominated for Strictly Come DancingPaul Dugdale is nominated for Glastonbury Festival: Live at Worthy Farm, and Paul McNamara is nominated for ITV Racing: The Grand National.

Elsewhere, in the Emerging Talent: Factual category, director Poppy Begum is nominated for Queens of Rap, director Adam Brown is nominated for Into the Storm: Surfing to Survive, and director Sophie Cunningham is nominated for Look Away. Joining them is producer Hugh Davies, for Football's Darkest Secret: The End of Silence.

Meanwhile, in the Emerging Talent: Fiction category, director Runyararo Mapfumo is nominated for Sex Education, and director Nida Manzoor is nominated for We Are Lady Parts. Joining them are writer Adjani Salmon and Nathan Bryon for Dreaming Whilst Black and Bloods respectively. 

Congratulations from Directors UK to all of the above, and to all of this year’s nominees! You can read a full list here. Of course, Directors UK members created fantastic work that was nominated in categories outside of the specific directing and emerging talent categories. However, these are increasingly inconsistently credited by BAFTA — something we are aware of and will be discussing with them directly.

This year’s nominations have also been the subject of discussion due to the lack of representation amongst the directing nominees — particularly in comparison to the emerging talent categories. Directors UK CEO Andy Harrower spoke to Deadline about how these nominations reflect our industry and the challenges within it.  

The final winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 8 May. 

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