Atlantic’s “Flying Monsters 3D” doc makes BAFTA history

Flying Monsters 3D became the first 3D BAFTA winner over the weekend, with KEO Films' Welcome to Lagos and Hugh's Fish Fight also picking up awards.
May 24, 2011

Atlantic Productions’ Flying Monsters 3D, hosted by Sir David Attenborough and produced for Sky, made BAFTA history as the awards fest’s first 3D winner during the 2011 TV awards ceremony on Sunday in London.

The program beat out competition from the BBC/Discovery copro Human Planet, More 4 and Lone Star Productions’ Alan Bennett and the Habit of Art (The Making Of) and the acclaimed BBC/Lion Television program Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town to snag the specialist factual prize.

It was also a big night for KEO Films, as it took home the prize for best factual series (Welcome to Lagos for BBC2) and best feature (Hugh’s Fish Fight for Channel 4).

Other non-fiction/factual entertainment winners during the celebration, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television arts included:

Best single documentary: Between Life and Death (BBC1, BBC Factual Wales)

Best current affairs: Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children (True Vision Productions for BBC4)

Best entertainment program: The Cube (Objective Productions for ITV1)

YouTube audience award: The Only Way is Essex (Lime Pictures for ITV2)

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