The nominations for the Royal Television Society Craft & Design Awards 2018 were announced this week, and it’s great to see so many Directors UK members recognised in the directing categories — which, following a campaign from Directors UK, include multicamera directing for the first time.
Perhaps fittingly, the three nominees in the first ever Director – Multicamera category are all Directors UK members. The inaugural nominees are David Kester, nominated for Coronation Street, Liz Clare for The Voice UK and Nikki Parsons for Strictly Come Dancing.
The same is true for the Director - Comedy Drama/Situation Comedy category: Adam Miller is nominated for The Windsors Royal Wedding Special, Andrew Chaplin for Gameface and Michael Lennox for Derry Girls.
Meanwhile, in Director – Drama, members Nick Murphy and Stephen Frears are nominated for Save Me and A Very English Scandal respectively. Jonathan Entwistle completes the category for his work on The End of the F***ing World.
Director - Documentary/Factual & Non Drama also sees two Directors UK members nominated: Francis Hanly has been recognised for Arena: Stanley and His Daughters and James Rogan is nominated for Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation. Deeyah Khan is also nominated for White Right: Meeting the Enemy.
The winners will be announced at a London ceremony on 26 November. Massive congratulations to all of this year’s nominees. You can read a full list here.