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Edinburgh TV Awards unveils shortlisted nominees for 2022 edition

The Edinburgh TV Festival has revealed the shortlisted nominees for its annual awards, which will be given out at an in-person ceremony on August 25, hosted by writer and comedian ...
June 16, 2022

The Edinburgh TV Festival has revealed the shortlisted nominees for its annual awards, which will be given out at an in-person ceremony on August 25, hosted by writer and comedian Sophie Duker.

Factual and documentary were strongly represented in the nominations, even beyond their designated categories. The nominations for Small Indie of the Year, for example, are dominated by factual-focused prodcos, including Glasgow’s Firecrest Films (The Spy Who Died Twice), Welsh outfit Chwarel (The Great House Giveaway), Belfast’s Afro-Mic Productions (Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland), and London-based Hardcash Productions (Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin) and Rogan Productions (Uprising, pictured). Factual and unscripted specialists are also represented in the Production Company of the Year category, with nominations for ITN Productions (The Disappearance of Patricia Hall) and Objective Media Group (Motorway Cops: Catching Britain’s Speeders).

The nominations for the Climate Impact Award, meanwhile, went exclusively to documentaries, and included such notable titles as Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World and BBC Studios’ premium plant-life doc The Green Planet.

The nominees in the factual and unscripted categories for the Edinburgh TV Awards are listed below:

BEST DOCUMENTARY

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room (BBC One/Apple TV+)
Production company: Wish/Art Films

9/11: One Day in America (National Geographic)
Production company: 72 Films

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution (BBC Two)
Production company: BBC Studios Documentary Unit

Positive (Sky Documentaries)
Production company: Arrow Pictures

The Return: Life After ISIS (Sky Documentaries)
Production companies: Alba Sotorra Productions, MetFilm

The Tinder Swindler (Netflix)
Production companies: Raw TV with Gaspin Media and AGC Studios in association with VG

BEST POPULAR FACTUAL SERIES

24 Hours in Police Custody (Channel 4)
Production company: The Garden Productions

Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back (Channel 4)
Production companies: Rumpus Media, My Options

Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace (ITV)
Production company: Wall to Wall Media

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing (BBC Two)
Production company: Owl Power

Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure (Channel 4)
Production company: Studio 71

Uprising (BBC One)
Production companies: Rogan Productions, Lammas Park, Turbine Studios

CLIMATE IMPACT AWARD

COP26: In Your Hands (Sky Kids)
Production companies: Fresh Start Media, Sky Kids

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (BBC One/PBS)
Production companies: BBC Studios in association with B-Reel Films, coproduced with PBS

“Horrible Histories,” Precious Planet (CBBC)
Production company: Lion Television

Joe Lycett vs. The Oil Giant (Channel 4)
Production company: Rumpus Media

The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet (BBC One)
Production company: BBC Studios

“Human Worlds,” The Green Planet (BBC One)
Production company: BBC Studios

BEST TV PRESENTER

AJ Odudu & Mo Gilligan, The Big Breakfast (Channel 4)

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)

Greg Davies & Alex Horne, Taskmaster (Channel 4)

Joe Lycett, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back (Channel 4)

Prof. Benjamin Zephaniah, Life & Rhymes (Sky Arts)

Tinie Tempah, Extraordinary Extensions (Channel 4)

BREAKTHROUGH TALENT: PRESENTER

Mist, Gassed Up (BBC Three)

Munya Chawawa, Race Around Britain (YouTube)

Tayo Oguntonade, The Great House Giveaway (Channel 4)

Zeze Millz, Unapologetic (Channel 4)

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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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