On Sunday, the BAFTA TV Craft Award winners were announced — and we were delighted to see Directors UK members win awards in all three directing categories.
In the Directing: Factual category, James Newton won the BAFTA for Grenfell: The Untold Story. James used his speech to thank the residents who shared their experiences. Watch the speech below:
James Newton's winning speech for Grenfell: The Untold Story with a special thank you to the residents. 💚 pic.twitter.com/TLg2AIn4tZ— BAFTA (@BAFTA) April 24, 2022
In the Directing: Multi-Camera category, Paul Dugdale won for Glastonbury Festival: Live at Worthy Farm. Watch Paul’s acceptance speech below.
"To do Glastonbury is the holy grail"! Congratulations to winner of Director: Multi-Camera @thepauldugdale pic.twitter.com/jrc5yZK24D— BAFTA (@BAFTA) April 24, 2022
In the Directing: Fiction category, Peter Hoar took home the award for It’s A Sin. You can listen to Peter discussing his experience of making It’s A Sin on the Directors UK Podcast, and watch Peter’s acceptance speech below.
All the thank yous from @PeterHoar8 for his Director: Fiction #BAFTATV award! pic.twitter.com/kYxnLuF677— BAFTA (@BAFTA) April 24, 2022
Meanwhile, in the Emerging Talent: Factual category, Directors UK member Adam Brown won for Into the Storm: Surfing to Survive.
Congratulations to Adam Brown, director of Into the Storm: Surfing to Survive (Storyville) and winner of the Emerging Talent: Factual Award#BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/2UCbd2k6zX— BAFTA (@BAFTA) April 24, 2022
And finally, TripleC DANC were awarded this year’s BAFTA TV Craft Special Award. We’re delighted to have collaborated with TrippleC on past member events and hope for much more to come in the future!
Congratulations to @TripleC_UK on this fantastic award! 👏👏 Much deserved recognition for all the hard work you do to make the creative sector more accessible. We have loved collaborating with you and look forward to doing more work together. https://t.co/So3CcLmQcc— Directors UK (@Directors_UK) April 21, 2022
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. We have been in discussions with BAFTA over making sure that these are credited consistently and fairly.
This year’s nominations have also been the subject of discussion due to the lack of representation amongst the directing nominees — Directors UK CEO Andy Harrower spoke to Deadline about how these nominations reflect our industry and the challenges within it.
The final BAFTA TV Awards will be announced on Sunday 8 May.
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