Published on: 24 April 2017 in Industry

Directors UK members clean up at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards

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Directors UK members scooped best director awards in the fiction, factual and multi-camera categories at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, held at a ceremony in London on Sunday. 

The event, hosted by Stephen Mangan at The Brewery in the City of London, saw a number of first-time winners of a BAFTA TV Craft Award — including members Chris Power and James Bluemel

Chris Power picked up the Best Director: Multi-Camera award for his work on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. The award was the programme’s sixth BAFTA in just four years. Meanwhile, James Bluemel won Best Director: Factual for his work on Exodus: Our Journey to Europe. 

In Fiction, member Marc Munden picked up the award for his directing work on National Treasure. The drama also won the prize for original music, making it one of only three programmes (including The Crown and The Night Manager) to win two awards.

The BAFTA Special Award went to Bobby Warans for his career as a prop maker and buyer, while the Breakthrough Talent award was won by director Mahalia Belo for Ellen.  

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