Directors UK members picked up awards in all three of the 2018 BAFTA TV Craft Award directing categories, announced at a ceremony in London on Sunday night.
Directors UK member Julia Knowles won the award for Director: Multi-Camera for World War One Remembered: Passchendaele – which also picked up the Entertainment: Craft Team Award. The category was contested by Nikki Parsons for Strictly Come Dancing, Chris Power for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and James Morgan for Wild Alaska Live.
Meanwhile, the Director: Factual category award went to Charlie Russell for Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me, which also picked the award for Editing: Factual. The other nominees for the category were Will Yapp and Anna Hall, for The Real Full Monty and Catching a Killer: The Search for Natalie Hemming respectively. Xavier Alford completed the category with a nomination for Drugsland: Heroin Love Story.
Finally, in the Director: Fiction category, Philippa Lowthorpe went home with the second BAFTA of her career for the drama Three Girls. Three Girls was the only programme this year to win three awards – for Director: Fiction, Editing: Fiction and Writer: Drama. The nominees for the Director: Fiction award also included Jane Campion for Top of the Lake: China Girl, Mackenzie Crook for Detectorists and Paul Whittington for Little Boy Blue.
Congratulation to all of this year’s BAFTA TV Craft Award winners and nominees, a testament to the great strength and breadth of directing talent across the industry and across all genres. You can read a full list of winners on the BAFTA website.