We are thrilled to report that Directors UK members are well-represented in this year’s BAFTA TV Craft Award nominations, announced jointly with the BAFTA TV Award nominations on Thursday.
Almost every single directing nomination, across all genres, has gone to a member of Directors UK – living proof of the incredible diverse talent of our membership. We were particularly happy to see the high level of female representation in the Best Director: Multi-Camera category, where Directors UK members Barbara Wiltshire and Liz Clare were nominated for Inside No.9 Live and The Voice respectively. They were joined in the category by Bridget Caldwell, who is nominated for The Royal British legion Festival of Remembrance, and Julia Knowles, Helen Scott and Simon Staffurth for The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
In Best Director: Fiction, Harry Bradbeer has been nominated for Killing Eve (Episode 1), Mahalia Belo for The Long Song, Stephen Frears for A Very English Scandal and Thomas Vincent for Bodyguard (Episode 1). Meanwhile, the Best Director: Factual category includes Ben Anthony and Paddy Wivell for Grenfell and Prison respectively. James Rogan is nominated for Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation and Joe Perlman and David Soutar get the nod for Bros: After the Screaming Stops.
Finally, we were also thrilled to see our member Dawn Shadforth pick up a nomination in the Breathrough Talent strand, for her work as director on Trust.
Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! The BAFTA TV Craft Award winners will be announced on April 28, at the Brewery London, and the BAFTA TV Award winners will be on 12 May at the Royal Festival Hall.