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“Hillsborough,” “Planet Earth II” take BAFTA TV Craft Awards

Planet Earth II and Hillsborough were among the factual and reality series to receive British Academy Television Craft Awards on Sunday (April 23). Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), ...
April 24, 2017

Planet Earth II and Hillsborough were among the factual and reality series to receive British Academy Television Craft Awards on Sunday (April 23).

Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the awards celebrate the leading behind-the-scenes talent of British television.

First-time winners included Andy Worboys in Editing: Factual for Hillsborough, James Bluemel in Director: Factual for Exodus: Our Journey to Europe, and Chris Powers in Director: Multi-Camera for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, the show’s sixth BAFTA in four years.

Prop master Bobby Warans was presented with the BAFTA Special Award for his outstanding contribution to the industry. Warans has worked on nearly 100 British television programs over the past 40 years, spanning a number of genres including live events, entertainment, talk shows, sitcoms and comedy sketch shows including Absolutely Fabulous, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Strictly Come Dancing.

The list of factual, reality and documentary winners is below. For the full list of nominees, click here:

2016 Nominations and Winners
(presented in 2017)

Special Award
*Bobby Warans

DIRECTOR: FACTUAL
Anna Hall Behind Closed Doors – True Vision Aire/BBC One
Daniel 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 Worboys Hillsborough – Very Much So Productions/BBC Two
Dave Pearce Planet Earth II (Deserts) – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
Matt Meech Planet Earth II (Islands) – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
Simon Sykes, Sunshine Jackson, Nick Fenton Exodus: Our Journey to Europe – KEO Films/BBC Two

Photography: Factual
John Aitchison, Rob Whitworth, Mark MacEewen Planet Earth II (Cities) – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
John Shier, Jonathan Jones, Barrie Britton Planet Earth II (Deserts) – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
John Shier, Mateo Willis, Barrie Britton Planet Earth II (Mountains) – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
Tom Crowley, Mark MacEwen, John Brown Planet Earth II (Jungles) – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One

Sound: Factual
*Graham Wild, Kate Hopkins, Tim Owens Planet Earth II (Cities) – BBC Studios/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 Hokins, Graham Wild Planet Earth II (Jungles) – BBC Studios/BBC Natural History Unit/BBC America/ZDF/France Television/BBC One
Sound Team Olympic Opening Ceremony 2016 – OBS/BBC One

Photo: Planet Earth II

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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