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BAFTA creates reality and constructed factual award

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has made changes for the 2012 British Academy Television Awards, which include a new category for reality and constructed factual.
November 8, 2011

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has made changes for the 2012 British Academy Television Awards, which include a new category for reality and constructed factual.

The new category will recognize programs where participants are placed in a constructed environment or format and filmed interacting in situations devised by producers. The decision to introduce this category was a result of BAFTA’s Television Committee recognizing  the “breadth of this type of programming over the past year.”

Andrew Newman, chairman of the BAFTA Television Committee, said: “Over the past decade reality and constructed factual programming has captured the public imagination and been hugely influential, while innovating both in content and form. The addition of this category reinforces BAFTA’s commitment to recognize excellence across all programming.”

The BAFTA Awards take place on May 27.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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