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“Planet Earth II” leads BAFTA TV Craft Awards nominations

Planet Earth II and Exodus: Our Journey to Europe are among the factual series to score nominations from the British Academy Television Craft Awards, this year. The awards, which honor the best behind-the-scenes ...
March 28, 2017

Planet Earth II and Exodus: Our Journey to Europe are among the factual series to score nominations from the British Academy Television Craft Awards, this year.

The awards, which honor the best behind-the-scenes talent working in television, include categories for factual editing, photography, sound and director.

Leading the way with nine nominations this year is Planet Earth II (pictured). The critically-acclaimed series is nominated in the Editing: Factual, Original Music, Photography: Factual and Sound: Factual categories. Following closely with seven nominations is The Crown, a Netflix dramatic series which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

The winners will be announced April 23, ahead of the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards on May 14.

The list of factual, reality and documentary nominees is below. For the full list of nominees, visit the BAFTA Awards’ website.

DIRECTOR: FACTUAL
Anna Hall — Behind Closed Doors — True Vision Aire/BBC One
Gordon – Hillsborough — Very Much So Productions/BBC Two
James Bluemel — Exodus: Our Journey to Europe – KEO Films/BBC Two
Peter Beard — Gender Clinic: Kids on the Edge – Century Films/Channel 4

EDITING: FACTUAL 
Andy Warboy’s — Hillsborough – Very Much So Productions/BBC Two
Dave Pearce — Planet Earth II (Deserts) – BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
Matt Meech — Planet Earth II (Islands) – BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
Simon Sykes, Nick Fenton, Sunshine Jackson — Exodus: Our Journey to Europe — KEO Films/BBC Two

PHOTOGRAPHY: FACTUAL sponsored by The Farm
John Aitchison, Rob Shitworth, Mark Macewen — Planet Earth II (Cities) – BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
John Shier, Jonathan Jones, Barrie Britton — Planet Earth II (Deserts) — BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
John Shier, Mateo Willis, Barrie Britton — Planet Earth II (Mountains) – BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
Tom Crowley, Mark Macewen, John Brown — Planet Earth II (Jungles) – BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One

SOUND: FACTUAL
Graham Wild, Kate Hopkins, Tim Owens — Planet Earth II (Cities) – BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
John Rogerson, Jay Price, Laurie Goode, Andy Paddon — Forces of Nature with Brian Cox – BBC Studios/BBC One
Kate Hopkins, Graham Wild — Planet Earth II (Jungles) – BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
Sound Team — Olympic Opening Ceremony 2016 – OBS/BBC One

 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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