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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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